Sunday, 23 September 2012


Work continues on compost toilet




 All the boarding found at the bins down the road with a little help from a good tip off
 The guttering has been the only real expense for this build , payed around 40 euro with drain pipe
 'Poo with a view'



Plant progress


 Some kind of Aloe i found the other day, have two, just need to decide on where to plant them as they grow pretty big.
 Young Aloes we bought about 4 months ago looking pretty good.
 Young pine trees i collected on early morning forest walks
 Bietole planted out in seed trays with lots of broccoli
 Banana plants, eight in all, some now almost three foot tall

GMO, Global Alert

Sunday, 9 September 2012


Clearing olive terraces







Had my brother over for the last few days, so with the extra pair of hands and a slight dip in temperature it was a good time to finally get moving with the far corner olive terraces

More garden shenanigans

 Broccoli and romanesco
                                                     butternut squash

                                                                   parsley
 alien carrots
                                                                                             Borage
plums and apples from up the road

Planting out garlic for winter



Separating garlic cloves (above) and planting in well prepared loose soil mulched beds


130 cloves in total,but maybe do some more in the next week or so,also planting under fruit trees to help with pest control

Garbage warrior




What a bounty! look what i found at the rubbish bins today.Lots of wood in here for panelling the outside of the wood shed (happy days!). This woodshed is dedicated to my late grandfather who i remember helping to build something similar as a child. Total cost of build - 250 euro



Sunday, 2 September 2012

Real Wealth



THERE IS NO WEALTH IN MONEY, REAL WEALTH LIES IN HAVING CLEAN AIR,CLEAN WATER AND CLEAN FOOD AND A WEALTH IN TIME TO DO THE THINGS YOU REALLY WANT TO SPEND TIME DOING.THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD TODAY FEEL THEY HAVE WEALTH BECAUSE OF HOW MANY GADGETS THEY OWN OR HOW BIG THERE HOUSE IS.MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE TIME POOR WORKING LONG HOURS TO PAY FOR A LIFESTYLE THEY ARE LEAD TO BELIEVE THEY NEED

-GEOFF LAWTON

Work in the green house - Harvesting, clearing and planting with moon cycles