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All Systems Go

Last weekend we finished cutting this years turf.  We started back in April and we were glad to reach the finish of that process.  We purposefully never work for more than 4 hours at a time in the bog.  Anything over that time and I find that efficiency drops.


Along the way we drained a bog hole.  A very deep bog hole indeed.  We achieved this feat of engineering thanks to the expert guidance of a local veteran turf cutter, Sean O’Loughlin.  Another valuable lesson learned in our turf bog education.  After four years at the turf cutting with a spade we have a formed a good knowledge through experience, but getting pearls of wisdom from the seasoned turf cutters like Sean  is always helpful.  Like I said, we were glad to reach the end of the cutting process as it now means we get a short break from the bog as this years turf sods start to dry.  The fine weather this week and forecast to continue in to next week will be a huge help in the drying process.


Talking of good weather, these longer evening are just perfect for a turf fire in a firepit, chiminea or a camp fire.  There’s nothing nicer than staying outdoors till late with the warming glow from a turf fire coupled with that unmistakable aroma.  Try it for yourself, as an incentive, enjoy 10% off a Mighty Turf Sack with this discount code: May18


Earlier in the month we had another Turf Bog Tour and it was great to welcome back a previous Turf Bog Tourist in the form of Kathy from Texas.  She enjoyed her Tour in 2017 so much that she came back for another experience in the turf bog.  On the day, Callum provided a turf cutting demonstration, Darragh produced bugs from the dark boggy water and Ava (making her debut as a Turf Bog Guide) certainly talked a good game.  We also showed Kathy the hidden gem that is Lough Navar viewpoint which commands amazing views across Lough Erne, the Atlantic Ocean and Counties Fermanagh, Donegal, Tyrone, Leitrim and Sligo.  It goes without saying that the great weather on the day helped.


In business nothing stands still and this Friday 25th May is the day when the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come in to effect.  In preparing for this we have developed a GDPR policy for The Store.  In terms of actions, we now have to get all our Newsletter subscribers to re-subscribe to comply with the legislation.  It is really simple to do so, and will ensure that you will always receive our regular updates via e-mail.  The form is here

So all in all May has been a very busy month here at The Store, here’s to more good weather as we head in to June and the start of Summer!

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  1. Kathy Gordon says:

    Martin, loved your latest blog and to be included in it.Give my best to your amazing kids!

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