Monday, May 02, 2011

The Mournes Ablaze

We're in the unfortunate position of being able to see all too clearly the fires - caused deliberately - on the Mournes these past few weeks.

As the Belfast Telegraph said:

Embattled firefighters have had to deal with more than 1,100 gorse fires in Northern Ireland in the last two weeks — a staggering 97% of which have been started deliberately

Read more:

smoke form the fires on Lamigan yesterday pour over Slievenaglogh
multiple fires on our side of the mountains this morning
this seems to be from the wood at the top of the Trassey Valley near Fofanny reservoir

Meanwhile life settles down in the New Turnip House, we are now open every weekend, and are delighted to say that people are finding us! Some of you who follow the blog have come down, and new visitors who just find us in passing.

We are heartened by all the lovely comments that we're getting, and are so pleased to have established 'base camp'. This gives us motivation to continue onwards!

In the pipeline for the next few months:

  • get making again!
  • build the composting toilet
  • start the vegetable beds
  • plant more trees
  • finish the barbecue area
  • get ready to replace the roof in the Big House!

Furby's just worn out by the thought of it all!

The red kite

another great sunny day

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