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Getting and Owning Hens

When the Celtic Tiger first fled and the recession began to take hold, one of the only actually useful pieces of advice to be bandied about was to get hens. It might seem counter-intuitive to add to your household when … Continue reading

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The Lesser Spotted Stealth Hen

When I was new to haggling (the act of keeping hens for eggs, for those down the back), I was continuously amazed by how thick hens really are, and how they managed to lose each other in such a small … Continue reading

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Planting Seeds (Not Planting Your Seed, that’s different)

Spring is here. I don’t know whether it is the stretch in the evenings or the rise in temperature that gets my green fingers itching, but either which way, no sooner is Paddy’s day over then I have an over … Continue reading

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Define Self-Sufficiency

We were recently followed by a blog called the Self-Sufficient Snail, and it got me thinking about self-sufficiency and what it means to me. Like DeValera I consider self-sufficiency to be an admiral goal and something everyone should strive for. … Continue reading

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Turkeys for Christmas

There is no denying that times are definitely hard when you are planning to put two of your pets in the oven for Christmas dinner. The recession changed many things about me, but when those two handfed lovelies hopped out … Continue reading

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The Gardeners Perfect Project

Have you ever wished for a project which relied on the human tendency to get carried away with enthusiasm at the start but then rapidly lose interest? A project which takes a small bit of work to set up put … Continue reading

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