Tuesday, 28 April 2009

some pictures

Hello hello!

The best wishes to everybody who reads our blog on such a nice day like that. The last few days were really a bit depressing, always cloudy and rain every 10 min but today the summer seems to be back!
I took some photos of our garden that will soon look like a little zoo. =)

Thats us, the garden team, working on the beds to get compost in. Everybody tries to do his best... ;)

That's the chicken house. RIght now there are only two chickens because the majority is still too small to be outside. I didn't even see them yet, Arthur watches them as if they were his own children...
These are our two cute little goats! Here they are still very new and they seem to be a little bit scared but the picture is already a bit out of date. Today they were brought outside and share their home with the chickens. That's because the space we fenced of for them is now occupied by 4 more pigs we got on the weekend and they don't get on well with the old ones...

Finally that's our tractor (with Anthony posing in front ^^). We don't have it that it long and it's really not big but I think for our purposes it's just right. In the back you can see a part of the barn.

Yeah.... that's all from me for today... Have a nice afternoon everybody! =)


Wednesday, 22 April 2009

news about the community

Hello again!

It's been a while since the last blog entry so loads of different things happened.
The most obvious changes you can definetely see on the farm land. The whole area around the barn changed, everything is getting tidu and inviting there. We also have three pigs that are on the big field next to Brigheen. We got them in February and since then they grew like mad. Not long and we can enjoy ham, sausages,.... all kind of nice stuff! ;)
But that's not all. Yesterday Kalle drove together with Colm and Arthur down to Clare to pick up our 2 little goats. They are only 6 weeks old and still a bit skinny, but soon we will have our own goatsmilk (I'm very curious who is supposed to drink that O:-) )
We got a new beautiful chicken house on the oppsite side of the polytunnels. It's maybe best to describe by quoting Mischa: "It puts a smile on people's face." And that's really true! It's made in some kind of a Norwegian style - Sean, Michael and Kiron did a very good job - and everybody needs to comment it in some way. The apple orchard is surrounded by a fence as well to make home for a few geese. Let's see how many we will have in the end, they are still in our incubation room. At least they got a very caring mum with Arthur.
Last but not least the coffeeshop got a brandnew kitchen, the health inspector won't be able to find the smallest dirty spot. I personally must say it's brilliant. It's the first time I can actually do the dishes there without ruining my back ;)
By the way I'm Martin, a co-worker from Germany who arrived last July. Now I need to hurry to our weekly community meeting but for the next entry I might have some nice pictures to show you.

Best wishes