Sunday, 19 September 2010

Homeward bound

Our last week in Ireland, and last week of WWOOFing for a while has flown past! The on-off rain has continued and although sad to be leaving Ireland (we’ve REALLY enjoyed it and very sure we will be back) now we are dreaming of sunnier climes soon to be visited…

Work-wise it was pretty much more of the same – planting a few more lettuces (we totalled 2,310 lettuce, spinach, chard and rocket plants planted in our two weeks at Sunny Meadow Farm. Believe me, I counted them!), picking lots more tomatoes, cleaning up a few hundred (or maybe a thousand?!) onions, helping the chickens move home and collecting their eggs, freezing a large box worth of French beans, playing with Naughty Kitty and Scooby, doing a little strimming and a little weeding – but thankfully not too much. A good variety of work, and that is something that makes for a good WWOOF!

We had a good night out in Portumna and a few more Guinnesses, enjoying the music of a few (English) friends of Dermot’s at their weekly session. And yesterday we took a trip to Irish Seed Savers which is close by – having a good look round and picking up a few unusual seeds to try on the allotment next year too. Today we took a trip to the nearby Lough Derg on bicycles and otherwise have been being very lazy!

Back to the UK on Tuesday, and I’m sure we will be seeing a few of you in the week or so before we head to Spain…

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