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May Update

Update for the May 2022 period, including details of our most recent events.

People entering the Cairn o'Mhor Winery visitor centre.

Four car loads of DBHS Members visited Cairn o'Mhor Winery on the Perth/Dundee road on Saturday 7th May 2022. It was a great morning. We were shown around the whole plant and all the processes from fruit picking to the bottling process was explained well by Lindsay from the winery. All fruit is sourced locally and foraging for the likes of oak leaves and gorse flowers (ouch!) is done by winery employees.

There is the story that they were given permission to pick apples at a local estate and they went along and picked every last fruit from the two trees. Afterwwards they handed a case of wine in at the house as a thank you. The owner was livid. They had picked the fruit from trees at the wrong house. It was Woodburn House when they were supposed to be at Woodburn Lodge. That was embarrassing.

We had lunch at the Pickled Peacock Café, part of Cairn o'mhor. I had the peacock burger but it was just beef. It wasn't peacock. It was a good visit and I think each of us learned something we did not previously know.

Sculpted tree trunks as gates to a play area at the Cairn o'Mhor Winery

The next meeting was supposed to be a Willow Workshop with our friend Rob Eves, affectionately known as Rob the Willow, but it has been cancelled. Dalgety Bay Community Centre is not open on Friday 3rd June 2022 because of the Queen's Jubilee celebrations. So, we will see you on 1st July 2022, when Greg Kenicer will give us a presentation on Plants in Witchcraft.

The “Jobs for” May part of the DBHS report is on the tips page to see what jobs you should be doing at this time of year.


Michael Gourlay