Richard Auler

Richard is an amazing human. He died a couple of days ago – I’ve not heard the full story yet, but I’m sad and pissed off. I regret not spending more time with him, though he was such a dynamic dude, even in his 70s, it was hard to keep up. He was a very …
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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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