An Ode to April

An Ode to April

As a new month approaches I like to look back on the last few weeks and take account of some of my favourite moments. For me April was a jewel of a month. Spring felt like it had finally arrived and my two little boys and I have already had many a morning picnic by...

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Spring Books I’m Reading

Spring Books I’m Reading

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Gardening Books I’m Loving Right Now

Gardening Books I’m Loving Right Now

Winter is always a time that I crave a good gardening book. The lush colourful pictures of gardens are so inspiring and just the ticket to say goodbye to the winter blues. I decided to film a video on some of my current favourites including Wild about Weeds by Jack...

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A peek inside our Morning Basket for January

A peek inside our Morning Basket for January

We like to start off with a nursery rhyme from our Mother Goose Treasury. Usually I chose one based on the Exploring Nature with Children curriculum, so for example for the Night Sky week we used Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Sometimes I will use some finger puppets...

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Growing Shallots

Growing Shallots

As January comes to a close we can begin to think about getting out into the garden to grow some veg, and one of my favourite jobs is to plant shallots.  Shallots are a wonderful addition to any veg garden, with their sweet, aromatic and mild flavour they make a...

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Creating a Cut Flower Container Garden

Creating a Cut Flower Container Garden

On this last day of January I'm dreaming of my container garden that sits out the front of my Irish cottage. I usually plant edibles and medicinal plants such as kitchen herbs, mints, pelegoniums, calendula, nasturium and chamomile. However after watching this lovely...

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5 Jobs for the Winter Garden

5 Jobs for the Winter Garden

As the garden slows down and the shorter days force us inside we know it’s time to prepare the garden ready for a season of rest and recuperation.  1.If you haven’t already brought your containers of tender plants inside then now’s the moment to move...

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Themes of Winter-Journalling ideas for a slow winter

Themes of Winter-Journalling ideas for a slow winter

Winter here on the North coast of Ireland means leaning into the darkness, letting go of the long light days and giving in to the closing in evenings. Its lighting fires, reading books, making plans and looking back to see where changes could be made for next year. ...

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Hi I’m Becky! I’m a family herbalist, gardener and mama living on our sustainable farm in Northern Ireland. I came across the concept of slow living and living in tune with nature when I was diagnosed with hashimotos and realised I needed to reconnect back to nature and learn how to nourish myself from within. Since then I have studied herbalism and natural skincare and garden with a focus on edibles. You can catch me monthly on BBC Radio 2 & I’m currently writing my first book to be published in 2022.

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