Since our last blog post back in late June we have managed to get all our turf home. The heatwave in mid July played a big part in getting the turf dried and ready for the Store. It enabled me to get all the turf bagged in advance so that on the day of the extraction process (think military type planning) we got all the turf home with the aid of a quad in record time.
Shortly after getting the turf home the weather turned to a more typical series of low pressure fronts coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. In fact in recent days there have been severe and torrential downpours of rain which has caused flooding on scale I have never seen in my 22 years of living in these parts. Had our turf still been on the bog we may have well needed the kayak to extract it!
As the summer months have progressed the Covid19 restrictions are gradually lifting and life is returning to something closer to what was normal. We are hopeful that soon international visitors will return in big numbers to Ireland and be looking for their very own Turf Bog Tour, albeit realistically this will be in 2022. It is hard to believe that the last Turf Bog Tour we operated was back in October 2019. When the time comes we are looking forward to getting back to operating tours once more and meeting visitors from all over the world. Keep checking our website and social media channels for updates on when Turf Bog Tours will return.
We have also further enhanced our Irish Log Torches. Every Log Torch will now come with a quantity of turf chippings to add to the fire. Not only will this provide that unmistakable smoky aroma of Ireland it will also help keep midgies and other flying insects at bay.Posted by