The Wild Game of Treflach

The Wild Game of Treflach
I remember as a child visiting a local stately home and hanging on a wall was a man trap – it heralded from an age when estates valued their game ...

The plough, biodiversity, soil health and fresh air

The plough, biodiversity, soil health and fresh air
  This time of year we are visited every day by a flock of seagulls – even though no land is ploughed there is rich pickings to be had in readines...

The Dead Trees of Treflach

The Dead Trees of Treflach
Dead wood of fallen trees and branches provide some of the most densely populated natural habitats. There are standing dead trees in Treflach con...

The Steeles of Treflach

The Steeles of Treflach
I have been asked to write on this subject.  A few brush strokes on a huge canvas would be no master piece, so I will try and paint a tiny cameo...

The Treflach Cuckoo

The Treflach Cuckoo
 (Picture courtesy of Wikipedia) The sound of the cuckoo heralds the arrival of spring but unlike the swallow (Blog post April 2018) and the daily...

Spring flowers

Spring flowers
50 years ago herds were small and cows were given the names to which they were born to at the time of year. Today shopping habits have created hug...

The Starlings of Treflach and Royal Trees

The Starlings of Treflach and Royal Trees
Treflach is literally the stamping ground for 150 starlings at this time of year.  As all the grass is short in the fields they land en-mass and w...

Wetland Construction & Regeneration Project

Wetland Construction & Regeneration Project
We run lots of #environmentprojects here @treflachfarm and over the last couple of years we have put a lot of effort into #regenerating our #water...

The Treflach Squirrel

The Treflach Squirrel
William Wordsworth poem “Nutting” records an epoch in time that between 1876 and 1929 completely disappeared in the UK. Beatrix Potters most famo...

The Treflach Crow

The Treflach Crow
At this hungry time of year the soil of Treflach is a larder for life.

Winter's a comin'...

Winter's a comin'...
(Picture courtesy of Woodland Trust, credit: Adrian Coleman / WTML) Usually from the uplands of Treflach around this time of year you can look i...

The Ponds of Treflach

The Ponds of Treflach
There are 3 different of types of ponds in Treflach - those that are serviced by Bellan Brook, spring fed ponds and cattle water troughs that are ...