Saturday, January 22, 2011

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This week was polytunnel week, firstly helping Mairt and Una dismantle their tunnel ready for their move to Killorglin, where Mairt has a new job as Vicar for Killorglin, Castlemaine and Milltown: good luck with that - you'll be missed around here. He's been joking that he's no longer the Camp Vicar....
Then I was helping David and Maureen put up their polytunnel: it's now all done, and looking good, and David kindly has lent us one of his prints of Kilshannig to put on display in the B&B.
He's got an interesting collection of seeds from Seedsavers in County Clare, including a hardier variety of Basil, and some tomatos from Canada, both well suited to the climate here. Talking of Seedsavers they are starting to encourage more local schemes for saving seed, and Thomas from Manna will be going on the courses about this project: should be interesting! Thomas and Claire have been working on their website, so you'll soon be able to order your organic fruit and veg boxes online soon. The next job there is to cover their large polytunnel ready to grow more Wheatgrass, and then I suppose we should really re-cover ours! Just need to find a few minutes....

Oh, and Carsten stayed for a couple of nights, he's already posted a few nice photos from the visit on his Facebook page.

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