The berry season has officially begun up on the farm and in the garden. We have been waiting patiently for the beautiful blossoms of sling to ripen and it’s now a race between us and the birds!
The farm is also coming alive with colour. Deep, emerald greens and rich purples have been woven into the earth like a patchwork quilt. It’s a sight to behold yet there is still much work to be done. We have made a promise to ourselves; that our sailing boat ‘The Pie Lady’ will only make her maiden voyage of the year once we have made enough raised beds to reach her bow. Hopefully we will reach the shade of her sails by the next spell of good weather.
Our beautiful timber barn now has a roof and it is becoming more and more like a barn every single day thanks to our good Danish friend and talented craftsman Kasper who has put so much of his time, energy and love into it. We can’t wait to sit beneath the porch in the rain, drink tea and watch the trees grow tall around us.
After all the dry weather last month we were thankful for the spells of rain that came as it made us appreciate how precious water is. We have now built some rain-harvesting systems on our polytunnels and on the barn so we can collect as much rain water as possible to water all our plants up on the farm. Please come up and visit us on our Tuesday work days where we will be there from 10-5. It’s always great to get a good crowd together and get our hands in the soil whilst having a lot of fun doing it.
The garden is now all planted up with plenty of fruit and veg. Theres cucumbers, tomatoes and beans in the underground glass house and spinach, kale, mange-tout, squash, celery and cabbage in the raised beds. It’s there for anyone and everyone to pick and enjoy so feel free to come up and grab as much as you need anytime. We will be putting a small harvest of all the veg and fruit tom the garden every friday afternoon too as well as cooking with it for our Friday cook-ups every week from 6pm.
We hope to see you in the garden, up on the farm or at the market soon!
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The Moy Hill Community Garden
This month we have been finding lots of ways to enjoy our abundance of leafy greens. A good friend of ours and culinary wonder Niamh Fox came up with these delicious, healthy snacks. Simply slice up some radish, pickled kombu, marigold or nasturtium flowers, roll them all up in a chard leaf and serve up with some sweet chilli sauce or some cider vinegar and mustard dressing mmmmmmmm
whenever and wherever you can. We now have a lovely up-cycled bike rack at the entrance of the garden made from old tyres to be used by anyone and everyone. It was great to see so many keen cyclists up the garden. A big thanks to Roisin Ni Ghairbhi who helped us to organise this event and get the show on the road! We would like to have some bikes at the garden for people to use so if you have any old bikes that are still in good, working condition that you would like to donate to the garden please get in contact with us at email@example.com
We had a great weekend at the Ennistymon mid-summer festival market last weekend. It was great to see so many fellow marketeers in Ennistymon and there was a great buzz about the place despite the weather! We will be at the Milltown Market every Friday from 10am til 2pm and the Ennistymon one every Saturday from 10am tip 2pm so please do pop over and say hello.
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Moy Hill Community Garden – Moy
La Hinch – La Hinch, Co Clare – Ireland