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My new playground: the wild west of Ireland

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Just last week I was writing about my veggie garden. Well, I am now miles away from it, having moved a few days ago from the east to the wild west of Ireland (County Kerry). I was warned it is wild. Especially in the winter. As a matter of fact, there is an orange weather alert in effect for today. Woah! Orange only comes before red after all. I guess that's what you get for moving so close to the wild Atlantic.  I had a chance to explore my new backyard in dry and more comfortable weather the first few days I was here....

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I'd give it a 5.8 out of 10

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I wouldn't say that this year's veggie garden failed but it wasn't a great success either. I'd give it a 5.8 out of 10. A combination of late sowing (due to being away for a while) and the fierce work of millions of slugs contributed to making this adventure a lil' disappointing. The carrot and radish shoots were simply annihilated as soon as they dared showing their fresh little heads into the world. And believe me friends, broken eggshells don't work against slugs. I've seen them crawling over the shells no problemo at all as if it was butter. Well, not quite but...

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