This is a healing paradise

Solar power

The Irish energy companies are now paying for the electricity generated by private solar panels and windmills. No more need for banks of batteries, but feed straight into the grid, much more efficient and environment friendly. So we had them installed, at last, as planned originally. Solar powered we are now!


Grape picking has started

Apple picking has commenced

Pickings from the first two and a half trees: 2 jonagold and half an ancient unknown Elstar, cox and James Grieve


Summer 2022, The yucca flowers again!

The apple harvest is looking very good this year.

The James Grieve is not only bearing almost ripe apples, it also starts flowering again.
Confused about the seasons? Or James Grieves too? (For QE II)

Summer, everything is in bloom
A daytime sleepover near the Buddha
One of our Phormium about to flower and in full bloom.
In NZ called ‘flax’ and growing all over the southwest of Ireland too
Slowly the yucca is coming into full bloom. Autumn is here!
Still tents are popping up, here next to the pumpkins
The yucca in bloom.