Thursday, May 28, 2009
This is a garden you could be at home in, potter about in after a days work, and commune with your chickens. It is a non competitive, unpretentious garden and Sophie is looking for a community to adopt and love it. Is there anybody out there?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
In connection with the Brown Envelope Seeds Open Day a Workshop on Working with Horses will be held on Saturday, 30th May 2009, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
This course is aimed at anybody who is interested in learning more about working horses.
The cost for this two-hour introduction course will be €10.
Booking is essential, as places are limited.
Topics covered in this course:
a.. Different work horse breeds
b.. Types of harness
c.. Types of horse drawn machinery
d.. Caring for work horses
e.. Training work horses
f.. Different tasks work horses can do
We will also do some practical exercises with my work horse Henry (depending on the weather...).
To book and for more information: email Sandra at bluedoor@eircom.
Friday, May 15, 2009
There will be a walk around the gardens, where all the seeds are produced, the farm where we produce organic beef, and the young broad-leaf forestry plantation.
Sandra Schmid will give a working horse demonstration by using Henry and a demonstration on how to make a willow lobster pot by Nigel Towse.
Tea will be provided in the newly glazed drying room.
A plant sale will be held in aid of Growing Awareness, please bring your spare plants.
There is no charge for the event. All are welcome.
No dogs please.
Directions: Follow Turk Head sign-posts from Church Cross.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I liked the e-mail from Geraldine and Nicholas for its directness. "We work Monday to Friday between 4 and 5 hours per day." and on an impulse, accepted their offer of help. Sometimes WOOFers are great and sometimes its like running a bed and breakfast, but Geraldine and Nicholas were great. They liked painting, and painted all the gates in the yard, the doors of the house the old milk churns that now decorate the entrance to the farm and lots more. they weren't as enthusiastic about cutting a path through the forestry, for the open day, and but did a great job all the same. They also weeded the potatoes very efficiently. They were both fine pianists and while they were here picked up the fiddle and within minutes were playing "Twinkle Twinkle little star", I sure it took me a week. They have gone off to Kerry now, but I will think of them as I water the plants in the churns.