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St. Bridget’s Day.

So it is here, the first day of Spring, Imbolc, St. Bridget’s Day. Traditionally a time when our thoughts turn to land based activities, sowing seeds and preparing the soil. A time to leave behind the dark, thought filled days of Winter. The land and plant life is awakening and we too will emerge along […]

Planting Bluebells.

We have long thought that Bluebells would  look lovely in this small wooded area beside the house. Went to Woodies in Carrick-on-Shannon and there they were on sale, 75% off, we bought all that was left, 11 packs, 20 in each pack, 220 bulbs. This area gets full sun for a good part of the […]

Happy Solstice.

We got up at six to watch the eclipse and were solely disappointed to have the view obscured by cloud and then fog. We did see the beginning of the darkening of the Moon but it was quickly obscured. A glimpse could be seen through binoculars. Today is by far the coldest day we have […]