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    I was born in Edinburgh and I was awarded a Ph.D in microbiology from the University of Aberdeen 1993. Through my interest in the natural world and mountaineering I have travelled and lived in many remote places; Arctic Norway, the alps, Peru, Bolivia, Zimbabwe, India and Portugal. In 1999 I fell in love with Euskal Herria and have lived in the small village of Leorza ever since. My knowledge of this country is profound, understand the subtler aspects of its culture and act as a bridge between cultures ensuring that you extract the maximum from your time here. In Leorza I manage an organic garden, keep bees and look after a bunch of raskley donkeys called Momo, Django and Matheu with whom we explore the surrounding forest and mountains. I am a big fan of anything that facilitates back country travel with a minimum of disturbance and certainly no engine.

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    The laya: wonder tool

    Phil Miller 28-Nov-2012

    Soil management is a big subject. It seems to require the balancing of; drainage, crop rotation, enriching with compost and turning mechanically. It can be approached as a science or an art because it consists of both. Read more

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