Saturday, 21 April 2012

Home Stretch

Roof?  CHECK!  Floors?  CHECK!  Windows?  CHECK!

Our floors are drying!
The relaunch is two weeks away, and so close we can almost touch it!  As you can imagine, things are a little hectic right now.  We've got the floors drying, the computers up and [nearly] running, fans going, saws going, hammers going...we can't even find Jenny.  She's being pulled in so many directions that she'll have grown a few inches when this is all over!

The flower wall
It's amazing to see the progress that has been made in a few short months.  We have gone from concrete foundations to walls, roof, windows, and floors.  Our new build is beginning to look like we all envisaged from the plans.  There is still a lot of work to be done, but things are starting to really take shape.  Once the varnish on the floors dries, we can start the creative (for us) part:  decorating!  We'll be arranging tables in the new Garden CafĂ©, watching Caroline and Lisa unpack all the gorgeous new merchandise for the shop, and hanging pictures in the Visitor Centre.

In the midst of this madness, we're holding a meitheal on Saturday, April 28th from 11am-5:30pm.  A meitheal (pronounced meh-hel) is the Irish word for a working group of neighbours that help each other in turn with farming work.  The spirit of our meitheal is the same:  getting a group of people from the community to help around the garden painting, planting, sanding, etc... It's a fantastic opportunity to meet people and it's great craic to boot!  If you have a few hours to spare, stop in and lend a hand.  We'd love to have you, and you'll get a sneak peek at the new building!

And if anyone sees Jenny, can you tell her that the contractor needs her...and the electrician...and the roofer...and the computer guy...and the shop manager...and the ...

Remember:  Relaunch weekend 
May 5th-7th  11am-5:30pm