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January 4, 2010 - 10 comments

Harvest Cook Eat

In December 2008 Mr. Silent and myself became the proud tenants of a little piece of land in County Meath, Ireland.

I'm not sure there was a specific reason for our desire to commit to some madness and a lot of pleasure, but  a combination of being more in touch with nature and growing our own vegetables could  have contributed to the decision.

Our lack of experience has resulted in a year where my skin started turning purple in June, after overdosing in beetroot, food poisoned by Jurassic Park sized courgettes (zucchinis) and eating spinach everyday for 4 or 5 months.. (Popeye would be proud)

I hope this year will result in a smarter harvest and I have to thank Helen James who has been my 911 call when I'm not sure if things are edible or not... I have a feeling our conversations will be even more frequent this year...

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View of our allotment on the 1st of January 2010

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Nature's creatures helping themselves to their share of the deal...




Our little helper is unaffected by freezing temperatures or snow..