Murtagh’s Meadow is a reflection on trying to grow our own food in our garden, and living with nature in rural Ireland.
Why Murtagh’s Meadow? The field (0.6 acres) that my parents gave us to build our house and create our garden, has always been know by our family as Murtagh’s Meadow, named after the man who used to own it.
We live in the west of Ireland with our two children. As ecologists, my husband and I have always had an interest in nature. I love growing vegetables and my husband has been experimenting with forest gardening (fruits, nuts and perennial plants). We also have some chickens and ducks. As well as a vegetable plot, soft fruit, fruit and nut trees we also have a small polytunnel and a greenhouse.
When we get time we enjoy exploring the world close to us. I bring my camera where ever I go, so all the photographs you see are my own unless otherwise stated.
As our garden grows I hope this blog will grow too.
You can also checkout my other blog naturekids – a new venture helping kids connect with the natural world.
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