🍏 Pure Stuff 🍏 came from the Purecamping orchard in the haggart by way of the few apples that the crows chose to share with us.

It’s a brew that takes some effort so it doesn’t happen every year. Thanks to Tony for being the catalyst in 2020. We had to have at least one good story this year!
To be enjoyed at your ease and wait for a sunny afternoon if you’re able 😎
Dedicated to Sammy PM 👻

 

Barn Owl Box

Barn Owl Boxing So, it seems that there is no bad time to put up a barn owl nest box. Something like planting a tree, with the best time being 20 years ago and the second-best time being now. Procrastination is the Thief of Time (and my constant companion) I had...

A frog blog 😉

Spring has sprung! We all have our cues for the changing of the seasons. Cues for Spring are especially welcome, be it the first wild primroses or the deep-throated chorus of frogs. For me, the frogs are especially welcome, as they promise a couple of months of...

How do I feel about shooting in 2021? – An update added to the end 🙂

A tough question in some ways, as it asks me to comment on the pastimes of some of my close neighbours and my relations. It was a question that I was prompted to ask recently when I saw a new sign posted at Querrin crossroads. It's easy for me to condemn shooting, but...

A busy day in October

So, a busy day it was on the 22nd October... a water rail during the day, a special performance by a Pine Marten, followed just over an hour later by the Fantastic Mr. Fox reading the news as laid out by the Pine Marten. We've been spending more and time observing the...

Staying healthy through the winter months

What can we do to make sure we stay healthy through the winter months? We hope that you are getting the time now to renew your energy and let your body rest and repair in preparation for the first signs of light and activity in February. Get outdoors Even though the...

Is Nose breathing good for you?

Yes! Nose breathing is much better for you then mouth breathing. It filters the air getting rid of dust etc. It keeps the air moist It warms the air for smooth entry to the lungs Nose breathing conserves energy and allows for more Oxygen uptake from the lungs It...

The best way to start a Meditation practice

1. Figure out why you want to meditate Do the benefits of your practice have a positive effect on your life? What are the aspects of  your life that are important to you that you would like to improve? 2. Prepare a “sacred” space and make time for your practice. If...

Why Meditation is good for you

These are just a few things that come to mind but I'll keep adding to this list. What would you add to this list? 1. Brings clarity of mind Bring clarity and perspective in difficult times. It trains us to be able to stand back and be the witness. 2. Promotes good...

How does Yogic breathing help you?

Facts of breathing: We breathe 15 times a minute, 21600 times per day. The average relaxed person inhales and exhales 1/2 a litre of air at any time. If the same person inhaled fully he/she could take in two extra litres and exhale 1 1/2 litres. The yogis say – “Life...

What is an Eco campsite?

Why do we call ourselves an eco campsite? Does eco mean ‘green’? What is ‘green’? From our perspective, it means that we try to be kind to nature, to encourage wildness, to provide habitats for wild creatures and to encourage our visitors to do the same.