Our aim is… to practice the Art of Mindful Living here at Ahena Organic Farm. We overlook green fields, cattle, sheep, a couple of neighbouring farms, a few trees and the top of Croagh Patrick on a clear day. This is a fully working organic farm, mainly beef suckler but also grain crop and kitchen gardens. We both work in the field of Natural Health and Wellbeing, Oliver as Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and Anna as an Artist, Teacher and Acupuncturist.
Main farming Enterprise: Organic Suckler Beef on 130 acres. Also, Forage Crops. Organic Kitchen Garden with small poly tunnel / raised beds & Native Irish Apple Orchard (non-commercial). Our Family Farm at Ahena comprises of 70 acres with 3 cattle sheds & a straw shed. The out-farm is 11 miles away in Scardaune, Ballyglass comprising of 60 acres, 20 of which is 17 year old commercial forestry.
Farming is a way of life so our home & farming life are intrinsically entwined.
Daily Meditation, the practice of Mindfulness and the making of Art are simple but important activities which we include in our daily routines. Seasonal walking in familiar surroundings, working with animals, gardening, rebuilding stone walls, chopping wood and carrying water are also mindful activities.