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The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 84: Bike Ride to Rudabánya and the Award Winning Pannon Seed Bank

rudabanya lakeWe still not have made good on our commitment to slim down. We have been on a few bike rides, but not as regularly as we could or should. Kata decided on the route this time, which brought us through Szendrő to Rudabánya.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 83: Opening of Irota Ecolodge, Szendrő Turns 20 and Garden Processing

irota ecolodgeLast week we had the winter firewood delivered. According to the little moisture meter I bought, for the most part the dry wood we ordered seems to be fairly dry. Firewood should be under 20% moisture. Norbi has cut it up and we will get it packed into the wood shed this week. The first year we used about 7m3, last year about 8m3.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 82: Szomolya Cherry Festival Saved by the Frim Fram Band

frim fram bandLast year Kata and I represented Aggtelek National Park at the Kaptarkő Festival in Szomolya, and we were told then that there is also an annual cherry festival held in the village. We decided to return in 2016 and try and get a few cherry saplings for our new orchard while we were at it. Read more »

Winners of Aggtelek National Park Official Product Certification in 2016

gonda eweThree years ago Aggtelek National Park announced its first four officially certified Park products, along with the other 9 Hungarian national parks.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 81: Kazincbarcika Swim and Baradla Chamber Choir Festival

kazincbarcika poolChopping wood does not seem to keep off the winter fat, so we have kicked ourselves in the butt and begun regularly cycling again. We also go to Kazincbarcika once or twice a month for shopping, and last week we finally tried out the pool. It was friendly, clean and un-crowded. There is an outdoor pool but that is not open yet.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 80: Bike Ride to Égerszög

teresztenyeAlthough Kata and I have participated in the Bükk-Aggtelek 75km bike tour for the past two years, we did not feel at all in good enough shape to do it again this year.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 79: Mother's Day, Palinka Brewing and the Slovakian National Park in Háj

ÁjFor Mother's Day this year I made Kata some blueberry pancakes and decided to go on a small hike and picnic.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 78: Taste of the Forest Tour

dagonyazWe enjoyed the Nature's Pharmacy Tour last year and decided to join Aggtelek National Park's tour focusing on edible forest plants. Ildikó was our tour guide again, as she was on last year's firefly tour.Read more »

The Good Life in Aggtelek National Park Part 77: Earth Day

toasted marshmallowWe were half way through the day before we realised it was Earth Day. But we were in a good place, up to our armpits in earth, mulch and seeds. We turned the 2015 compost pile and in its place started this year's pile with the year's first grass cuttings.Read more »