There have been no problems with the hens this week or last week but there has been a lot of extra poo-picking, as we had been preparing for the garden open-day. To prepare the hen area of the garden for the open-day, anyone who was on the hen rota had to pick up poo on the path in the garden.
The garden open day went very well. Mr. O’Donnell told us that some teachers from other schools were coming to visit as well as parents and pupils so we really had to know what we were talking about.
All the pupils had the same station as we had for the Meath Pride of Place garden assessor except for three new things. Pupils at the vegetable beds were planting seeds with visitors, pupils at the wildflower meadow were showing people how to make seed bombs and the pupils at the outdoor classroom were giving free elderflower cordial to visitors. We made the cordial in school the day before the open day and kept it in the fridge. Everybody seemed to like it.
The hens got lots of rubs but I think they liked it better when everyone went home and they had the garden to themselves. We are no longer selling the eggs to 5th class pupils and we will not be moving on to 4th class before the end of this school year. Instead, we are using the rest of the eggs to pay off more of our loan from the Parent Association.
We are coming closer to the end of the year so this means we are going to be handing over our job to next year’s 5th class in September. We hope anyone who bought eggs this year has enjoyed them and thank you all for supporting us.
Enya Gleeson Gugalaí Gug Communications Department