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Butterflies of Hungary

Butterflies of Hungary

One of my perfect moments in Hungary came as we were weeding in the hot sunshine. From no where butterflies appeared and landed on us. Sadly it was the romantic scenario it seemed after I discovered why, but it’s still beautiful to watch.

Our piece of history

Our piece of history

So one of the hardest issues to tackle on arrival at Koppany Pines was the state to the cottage. In particular the kitchen, it had been left empty for months with food still in the freezer but no electric, this had led to a flood, flies and other unmentionables. ...

Recycle or Upcycle

To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk!

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

Within our planning each year we try and look at ways to reduce and re-use waste.  We already have a few recycling projects lined up and have collected wine and plastic bottles used last year for our 2022 projects.  We are still researching so happy to receive any...

Grow a good life !

Koppány Pines already has a small orchard with pears, plums, cherries, sloes and walnuts.  Our expansion plan:

Year 1: Prepare the ground and garden layout plan.

Year 2:  Build raised bed, edible garden.  I’ve been working on companion and square metre planting.  Herbs will be grown in pots. Mark out the herb garden in the meadow and hedgerow borders, ready for planting in year 2.

Year 3:  Plant up the herb garden creating a central fire & feast areas and separate picnic areas.   

Preserving our harvest!

Our crops are plentiful in the summer, however, we need to find ways to ensure we have food for the winter months.  This will include trialling dehydration, fermenting, freezing and canning which are all age-old preservation methods.

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