The Farmers: Oliver & Anna Dixon.
Address: Ahena Organic Farm, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. F12VX29. Ireland.
Tel: 094 930 3548 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Enterprise: Organic Suckler Beef on 130 acres.
Other Enterprises: Forage Crops. Organic Kitchen Garden with small polytunnel / raised beds & Native Irish Apple Orchard (non-commercial).
Home Farm at Ahena comprises of 70 acres with 3 cattle sheds & a straw shed. Our home is on the farm with attached offices to side of house with separate entrance for Natural Therapys. We have 2 secondary school going teenagers, 2 Dogs & a puppy. The out-farm is 11 miles away in Scardaune, Ballyglass comprising of 60 acres, 20 of which is 17 year old comercial forestry.
Farming is a way of life, day to day, season to season but is really a labour of love. Our home & farming life are intrinsically intwined. It is a privileged way of life with everyday ups & downs that keep one in touch with reality and Mother Nature Herself. As a society we are becoming more digital in most aspects of daily living, even farming is becoming a digital business for many. Organic farming aims to keep abreast of these digital times but also aims to keep the integrity of Nature respected and intact.
This website will hopefully provide a space for insights into this remarkable way of life here in the West of Ireland, by way of blog posts with visual imagery relaying the seasonal activities which take place here at Ahena Organic Farm.