Thistle Rose and Shamrock was the name of a ceilidh band who played at barn dances in Liverpool in the seventies. They mixed English Scottish and Irish dances – even included a Welsh one or two now and then, and a good time was had by all. There were even a few weddings among the… Read More »
A quiet week on the blog, life’s complicated. And today we are being upgraded to infinity and beyond, so no internet access this morning. Back soon!
After going on for ages about how the birds have been all over the garden, eating us out of house and home and hawthorn berries, last week was eerily quiet. I topped up the feeders, and they stayed full for days, much to the chagrin of the woodpigeons, who depend on small birds to knock… Read More »
On the Lúcháir page, there’s a heading Heart Mind and Spirit. In permaculture terms this area is known as Zone 00 (0 is your house, 1 is garden 2 is where you keep animals, 3 is arable crops 4 harvested woodland and 5 conservation open ground) or, sometimes, the ‘controversial Zone 00’. Permaculture is an… Read More »
At the bottom of the road is a japanese maple outside a cottage (Maple Cottage, would you believe?). It is the last tree to change colour, and almost always the last tree to lose its leaves. But there’s a very blustery westerly gale outside, and the leaves are coming off in bucketloads. This weekend I’ll… Read More »