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Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy New Year

Fennel outside the front door
Mount Gabriel
Icy Feverfew
Turk Head Pier
Snowy Driveway
The snow is all gone now, but it was beautiful while it lasted. We got most orders in the post, that came in before Christmas, but getting to the post was tricky. Now its raining :(

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Solar Power

We have had some PV solar panels put on the roof of the barn. They should make us pretty energy self sufficient. They are connected to the grid, so we can use grid electricity during the night and our own power during the day. On sunny days we will be exporting to the grid.
The panels and inverter were fitted by Jerry Cotter and his very efficient team from Micropower in a less than three days. I am looking forward to getting the hot tub on for Christmas.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

15 Online Shopping Days to Christmas

Whoopeee...... The new catalogues have arrived. In spite of the weather they made there way from Ecoprint in Dublin and are all stacked up ready to be enveloped, stamped and posted to all our customers. Don't forget what good stocking stuffers a packet of seeds or two can be.

Mr CD and his team are busy making up gift boxes in the office. There are some new ones this year, a Salsa Box, and a Staple Box (with seeds of staple foods for you and your chickens, not the kind for attaching wire to posts). There is a Weird Vegetable Box, a Herb and Spice Rack Box and aSeed Saving Box. If none of these intrigue you you can always Design your Own Box by selecting 4 packets of seeds, and naming it yourself.On the window sill you can see the Armageddon box, always our most popular gift box and also our Seed Saving booklet which could save you a lot more money than it costs.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sorry the website is down

Hello, I am sorry the website is down as I forgot to renew the domain name. We are getting a new all singing all dancing website made at the moment which is pretty exciting. The paper catalogue is with the printer so we should have it soon too. If you would like an electronic copy of the catalogue please email us. The snowy picture is of our orchard. I hope you are all keeping warm. Madeline