11th September 2019


There has been no Indian summer to enjoy so far. While it would be an exaggeration to say autumn is definitely established, there is now a […]
7th September 2019

Time for hedge cutting

What an unusual start to the week! A Bank Holiday coinciding with good weather after a scorching weekend. Thank goodness the two fields that had been […]
14th August 2019

It can’t be autumn yet!

In Ireland, August was, and may still be, regarded as the first month of autumn, and this followed the Celtic calendar. On that basis we should […]
9th August 2019

Bat incursions!

Bats! I have shared in the past my attempts to deal with bat incursions into the house. I admit my fondness for bats sharply diminished many […]
1st August 2019

Rising Temperatures

This has been a rather inactive week on the farm, at least. Certainly, the temperatures militated against moving stock, and hardly encouraged human activity either. This […]
25th July 2019

Meadow Sweet

At this time of year, the verges in the lanes around the farm are a mass of the creamy white flowers of the meadow sweet. On […]
11th July 2019

All is well

A week in which the hay bales were collected in, the garden transformed, critical farm financial matters dealt with, the delivery of the wool booked in, […]
29th June 2019

Time to move the cattle

An interesting week on the farm, though more about visitors and finance. The move of the young cattle to the back of the farm, together with […]
30th May 2019

Biodynamic activity is underway

Everything came together this week to allow the start of this season’s biodynamic activity. In the first place, the weather allowed the newly drilled fields to […]