Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's been really hot all week, and you really wouldn't want to be anywhere else when it's like this. Today is the first day it has cooled down for days, so we can't complain. Rachel has been delighted as the cauliflowers she planted in the polytunnel have produced some beautiful caulies - we began to think that there were just leaves ( like elephants ears ! ) Les helped me cut down a load of overgrown willow trees at Niamh and Con's caravan down the road and Rachel and I have then planted lots of willow rods as the start of a willow tunnel in the garden - hopefully Caitlin will enjoy it. Pictures to follow once it has grown a bit!
Congratulations to the crew at Gortbrack Organic Farm who won a Gold medal in the Engaging Spaces category at Bloom in the Park in Dublin, a fantastic achievement.
We also have one broody duck, who has a little nest in the middle of one of the hedges - at the last count she was sitting on seven eggs, but we're not too sure that it will lead anywhere as she wandered away from them last night.....time will tell...

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