Claire's Blog

  • 29/07/2022
    When a goatherd meets Balaban goats

    Well over a year since he returned from Spain, Mert had to come before goat number dropped. So many other events too...

  • 13/07/2022
    Eid seeds

    During the 4 day Eid holiday, Ali, Inci and I were are Güneşköy: seeds to be harvested, weeds to be "brought under control", and I spent much time with Seda.  

  • 03/07/2022
    In one day

    How much can change in 24 hours...

  • 24/06/2022
    The weather alone is enough

    Celal's first visit since he had to leave in January after 11 years at Güneşköy.

  • 17/04/2022

    Half way through the month of Ramadan, the night is flooded with full moon light: the magic of spending the night at Güneşköy after 5 months.  As winter finally withdraws, nature is coming back to life: among them we noted the pioneers, and some ed

  • 09/01/2022

    No ordinary day: one of those when experience accumulated over the years can be seen to bear fruit.

  • 02/01/2022
    Ready for something new?

    Environmental DNA? Life carries on whether we know about it or not. 

  • 06/12/2021
    60 students explore

    After 3 weeks away, I had to come: 60 students from Kırıkkale University were coming.

  • 27/08/2021

    As moments pass, you seize those you sense are worth it; 46 hours at Güneşköy, with a visit to nearby Kırıkkale's industrial estate.  Time to save seeds.  

  • 12/08/2021
    Visitors from far away

    It's good I had to go and water the tree saplings; 7 visitors in the morning, and another arrived in the dark after the crescent set in the west.  

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