Hardy Irish Plants, Photo Friday Dec 13, 2013

In our June, 2013 trip to Ireland, I was amazed by the plants growing absolutely everywhere. Look below to see what I mean….

flower growing out of a wall in dublin, irelandThis picture was taken on one of the streets of South Dublin in late June. In Nebraska, this flower would have been baked out of existence by heat and lack of moisture at this time of year.

clonmacnoise monastary view of round towerThis was taken at Clonmacnoise monastery in central Ireland. The view is of McCarthy’s tower through a window of one of the other ruins. A modest flower hangs off to the side of the window.


About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at http://aldersonangus.wordpress.com.
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