Author: Craig

  • Water πŸ’¦

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    The water from the tap where I grew up was very pure and tasted great, that is until the authorities installed a new treatment plant 😏 Good quality water is a very important for good health, probably don’t need to tell you this. I’ve tried various water filters over the years, quite a few jug…

  • Paulownia update June 24

    Not been ideal growing conditions during the past twelve months. Very wet and although temperatures are above the long term average, because of the lack of sunlight, its felt cold, no radiant heat. I’m adjusting my strategy towards planting larger trees, and will also start replacing the weaker ones.

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  • Why trees

    No other carbon capture device provides as much environmental benefit: I’m sure I’ll add to this list as time goes on. Being a tech fan, and awestruck by all the modern inventions and products; the internet, smart phones and computers still astound me, thirty years after buying my first computer and mobile phone. But despite…

  • Workshop

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    My workshop layout

  • Milk Kefir

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    A fabulous probiotic food

  • Firestarter logs, Eucalyptus brash πŸ€”

    Firestarter logs are popular here in Ireland, and I did use them for a while.Usually I would chop them up into three, so they worked out at around 50 cents each per fire lit. They are a bit messy and smell if you chop them up, they, so far as I could make out, a…

  • Eucalyptus dry up wet ground πŸ˜‰

    If you have wet ground and want to dry it up in a natural way, then planting Eucalyptus trees is a good option. Before I planted my mini forest, the ground here could become very saturated. It still gets wet, though no where near the same extent.As I say in the video, when I planted…

  • Eucalyptus Nitens Flowers

    The first of the Nitens started flowering about three years after being planted. Eucalyptus Nitens From what I am led to believe, by the research I did initially, eucalyptus hybridise readily. This makes sense as many of them are very similar and form families of sub species. Eucalyptus Nitens flowers are small and white, as…

  • Wet firewood 😧

    Wet firewood,Β this certainly shocked me 😧 I was expecting perhaps half a pint of water for each log, but more than a full imperial pint !I suspect even the reasonable firewood that you buy from the petrol stations etc. won’t be that dry. The regulations in Ireland from what I understand is less that 15%…