BT news – logging, spring planting, garden course, fishing, yoga, … nature.

What’s going on at Ballin Temple? More than we expected, especially as Ireland has been under lockdown all year so far.  If you’ve seen some of the posts on social media you’ll have an inkling of how busy we’ve been.  In order to keep the fires burning we were doing a lot of logging since …
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POV recovery of timber from woods.

A couple of POV videos of recovery of timber for the fire from the woods. This might be of interest to smallholders etc. (“Don’t try this at home.”) Many thanks to Noel Hutton for tuning and sharpening one of the two similar saws used. ‘Twas running better than new! A fine dry day made all …
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Podcasts: I like weeds, The stupidity of crippling the USPS.

Life. What is it? Reflections in the garden …

Reality Bites: Corona, Capitalism, Life and Death

The Club is open, yoga is on and the garden is busy. Sort of …

The Club is open, yoga is on and the garden is busy. Sort of … It’s been a weird few months hasn’t it?  And we’re never going back to the way it was, are we?  Too many thoughts have helped us all see the world a little differently and Covid-19 will be here for a …
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Earthday 2020 – A walk in the garden …

What’s up this new year …

Kung hei fat choi! This traditional Cantonese greeting means “May you have great wealth!” and is expressed at Chinese new year often followed by Lai see dow loi, meaning “Give me me lucky money” ;-).  There are many new years celebrated around the world starting from October (eg Divali in India) to the ancient Babylonian …
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Fossil Free Food

There’s no such thing. Everyone knows that fuel is used to grow our food and that petrochemicals are used to feed and protect food. But it’s probably worse than we realise. Most food has more fossil fuel energy in it than natural, current energy. It takes about 10 fossil fuel calories to produce and transport …
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