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John Seymour came to live in Ireland in 1981 when he began work on developing his smallholding in County Wexford. A regular series of summer courses was started in 1993.     Will Sutherland joined John in running courses soon afterwards and continued to work with John until his death at the age of 90 in 2004.   Will continues to run courses and give workshops on the many and various topics covered by the Complete Book.

 

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Weeded and Rotavated


The results of today's work in the garden. After lifting the parsnips yesterday it was time to fork out weeds and rotavate. It took 2 hours to clear a heavy burden of weeds this time because the parsnips had such a slow germination. 2 wheelbarrows of assorted weeds were taken to the compost heap and then all rotavasted and raked over in just 20 minutes. All ready for winter now - and spreading fresh compost after Christmas! Next winter jobs are pruning soft fruits and trees and fixing new stainless wires to the walls for training the growing espaliers.