Peggy & Gloria

Peggy and GloriaSkyegrove are delighted to extend a very warm welcome to our latest residents — Peggy & Gloria. They are Cornish Large Blacks (pigs), coming from the rare Queenie Line, of which there only five sows left. If they behave themselves they could save their bacon!

Seriously though, we are hoping to use them as breeding sows, but they are great for cleaning up all our waste vegetables, to aid a closed loop system, and also producing manure.

Pentiddy Open Day & Scything

Pentiddy LogoJust to let you know, Pentiddy Natural burial grounds will be having their first open day on the 8th of April with over 30 craft stalls, workshops, talks, and produce stalls. Kevin from Skyegrove will be holding a scything workshop and demonstration for novices and experienced scythers.

Don’t forget that it is International Peening day on the 2nd of April, but SkyeGrove will be holding a Peen and Meet Day for scythers on the Sunday 9th of April.

 

Save Our Bees

Bee“Spring’s finally here! The flowers are blooming and the bees are back. But right now toxic pesticide companies and powerful lobbyists are putting together plans to get the UK ban on bee-killing pesticides lifted.

The pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are banned across Europe because they’re responsible for killing our bees. But Liz Truss, our Environment Minister, could ignore the ban and allow them onto British fields for crops planted this summer . . .”

To read more click here

If you would like to help, sign the petition here

Thanks

Kevin