Off grid accommodation – finishing touches

Off grid accommodation – finishing touches

For the last few months we have been working away, getting the tiny cottage that is tucked away behind our own ready to let as the only off grid self catering cottage in Northern Ireland. Progress seems so fast at first, and now it is the last finishing touches that...
A tale of two companies

A tale of two companies

A couple of weeks ago we had an amazing electrical storm, which knocked out our broadband, and also part of our power setup, called the CCGX, which displays information about the whole system and sends it to the outside world.

From the air

From the air

It is always interesting to see the place from a different point of view, and so here is a little bit of wobbly footage from our micro drone. It is very tiny, and so far efforts to fly it have resulted mainly in it crashing, but here’s our first view of the place from above.

Tree surgery

Tree surgery

The four huge spruce trees at the front of our cottage offer plenty of welcome privacy, but they do overshadow the growing field somewhat, so we decided to take down the largest of them and see what a difference it makes.

Preparing for winter

Preparing for winter

In our world turned upside down by changing climate, we began the year with a cold, wet ‘summer’, and have ended it with a warm sunny autumn. Strolling around in a t-shirt in November is definitely not normal here in Northern Ireland, but we (and our...