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Sustainability show, Taunton

Last Sunday we went to the Sustainability Show in Taunton.  There were lots of tents and marquees showing everything “green” from organic food, to Yurts and Shepherd’s Huts, lots of solar panels, air source heat pumps, poultry and wildlife.  Luckily the sun shone and we were able to wander around in the dry.

The very first stall we went to was from an owl sanctuary.  This little owl was only 9 weeks old, and I was able to stroke him.  His feathers were just so soft!!

Baby owl

Another stand was from a poultry farm not far from us.  We talked to the guy about pure breeds versus hybrids and found that all our hens were hybrids, none of them were pure breeds, something we didn’t know.  He had some large Brahma hens and a handsome Brahma cockerel, that he said wasn’t agressive, so he picked him up and handed him to me.

me with Brahma cockerel

We spent ages talking to a guy about air source heat pumps and underfloor heating which we would like for the derelict section of the house when we renovate it.  Really good to go to a show and have a look around at new technology and everything “green”.  We even shared an organic pizza between us for lunch!!  Now we have to think of putting some new ideas into practice. 

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