No Standing Still

We have started the new year being kept busy on a range of fronts. It is good to have the distraction of the Store and the great outdoors on our doorstep during another Lockdown.

Despite it being midwinter, we have been out to the turf bog to check on it. The visits to the turf bog have also been used to introduce our new team member, Charlie Dog, to the environment. Charlie was a Christmas gift from Santa to my youngest daughter. A labrador collie cross (borador) he will be trained by ourselves and mentored by Bailey Dog in the ways of the turf bog. In time and when they resume, Charlie Dog will hopefully have enough manners to accompany us on Turf Bog Tours. Absolutely no pressure on his trainers and mentor on that front then!

Currently we are planning and looking ahead to the start of the new turf cutting season which could be, weather permitting, around eight weeks away. With this in mind, we have had the turf barrow “serviced” and it now just needs a lick of (black) paint before being deployed on the turf bog once more.

We are also scaling up production and promotion of our Irish Log Torches and these will be back on sale very soon. Not only are they good for outdoor gatherings in these times of social isolation they are also handy for spring/summer evenings on the patio, camping and arguably most importantly, boiling a kettle!

We are also continuing to sell our turf online. Post Brexit, we are glad to report that there have been no issues getting our turf across the Irish Sea to our customers in Scotland, England and Wales.

This far 2021 has been a case of onwards and upwards – long may that continue.

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