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The Compost Epic

The Compost Epic

by Donal O’LearyIWhen the autumn leaves fall downForest floor is filled with brownWho will eat these leaves and twigsLike a horde of hungry pigs?Mighty mushrooms, jolly germs,Magic millipedes, wondrous wormsEat all Mother Nature’s wasteFor which they have a special tasteBut what they give us in returnIs what we are about to learn.IIWhen it’s time for our spring cleanBusy buds burst lush and greenInsects birds and mammals tooEat and drink and...
Keeping hens at home

Keeping hens at home

The idea of keeping laying hens is attractive to many people. Certainly, it is a great way to use up kitchen scraps, obtain high quality eggs from your own homestead, produce rich compost for the garden and connect with the wondrous creatures themselves. But what does it entail? To help you navigate what rearing hens at home is all about, we’ve explored the options and spoken to Galway based Hen...