Sometimes, life is just shit. There is no other way to say it. It's just shit. And let's face it, a lot of the time, life is shit because people are shit. We are. We are all at times, just shit. Shit to ourselves, shit to others, shit to the world around us. Shit. *Warning, … Continue reading The important lessons that gardening has taught me about getting through life
I've had a very busy few days at the allotment the past week and I have plenty to write about over the next few days, however, I just wanted to share a bit of drama I had on the plot today. I recently wrote about the wildlife I have encountered in the garden and wanted … Continue reading Fiona Goes Wild: Marcel the Field Mouse
(A bedroom in Dublin. Monday. 5.30am. A rooster crows in the mid-summer rain. A young woman hauls herself out of bed. She throws open a window into the morning. A grey tit hops along the wooden fence below. The distinctive call of a pheasant. The trill of a tit. The thrill of the wild.) This … Continue reading Take A Walk On The Wild Side
Welcome to the revitalised FionaGrowsFood. It’s been a crazy, hectic, heady few months here in the garden and I’ve been holding off on writing about it until I got everything in the garden organised and the site up to date. So, here we are. 2015 has been a spectacular year in the garden, despite the … Continue reading The Sting Operation
I must admit, so far, this Autumn has been a joy in the garden, the sun has been shining, the leaves are turning golden, gardeners and farmers everywhere are enjoying harvest season. The days are bright and fresh and the evenings are beginning to shorten significantly, with sunsets that paint the sky in warm pinks and hot … Continue reading Love Bites!
Over the past two years, I have been discovering the joys of gardening, the importance of growing my own food and adjusting to the significant changes this has had on my life. Not only that though, gardening has broadened my horizons, opened my eyes to a whole world of environmental interests that I'd never gave … Continue reading Irish Seed Savers Need Your Help!
Eating fresh honeycomb straight from a hive. And people wonder why I love bees so much....
I know I often post about wildlife I see on my plot. A hare, a pheasant, a robin hopping around, but by far, this year, my favourite animal on site was this Llama. (disclaimer: may have been part of petting farm on harvest day and not actually roaming free around my plot) What a … Continue reading We go together like, rama Llama Llama ka dinga da dinga dong
As the honourable Ned Stark once said said repeatedly, "Winter is Coming". In fact, friends, winter is just about here, the clocks went back on Saturday and now it is dark by six in the evening. It is getting that bit colder every day and before we know it The Others will be among us … Continue reading Brace Yourself…..
Last Friday saw the death of beloved Irish writer Seamus Heaney. He was one of my favourite writers, his words inspired me when not much else did in my teen years and made me want to write. His poems evoke in me, memories of my own childhood here Ireland, our unique landscape and history, the … Continue reading Seamus Heaney, The Loss of an Idol