Hi all, Just an update on our chipping party that we planned for Easter last weekend. Well, the weather forecast was bad but in fact it was a beautiful spring weekend. Many thanks to friends, Eileen and Steph, even turned up early on Good Friday before we were to start chipping on Sat to help…Read more Chipping party fiasco: what happens when you don’t use the right machines and 400 trees for Kilkenny
(Pro Silva Ireland field- day this coming Saturday 25th April 09, see end of post for details) I was just about to start a post on our disastrous chipping weekend when I heard a report on RTE Radio 1 Farmweek programme this morning (Sat 18 Apr, 09) about forestry this morning. All ears, I typed…Read more Forestry in Ireland: tax free, like an artist’s exemption? Pro Silva Ireland field day this coming Saturday
As some of you may know, I'm away travelling for a few weeks. I've stopped in Canada last week for a few days with my sister on my way to see my family in New Zealand. While I've been taking photos on my new mobile I don't have a means to get them on my…Read more The forests of ‘Twilight’
(Please click on the photo to read) I took this shot yesterday and even though it was a cold day, we have been blessed with lovely great clear days in January, here in south Carlow, Ireland - the exact opposite of this morning, sitting here in my studio watching the hail slide down the windows.…Read more Teaching myself how to ‘see’ a forest in the making
Hi all, Thinning started in our small spruce plantation on Monday!! It's very exciting to see the huge amount of light now coming in; we have a new clearing too which we will be planted with fast growing pioneer species. For our soil conditions, we'll be putting in alder and birch, that will prepare the…Read more Thinning to easily create an ecologically & economically sustainable forest, in South Carlow, Ireland
A site listing ideas and links to inspiring art and ecology projects! I thought my first post should be an image - here is one that I have kept for many years. It is a drawing from a man selling artworks from his family home in India. I suppose my first trip away from New…Read more Hello world! Welcome to my art and ecology Notes!