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'...

(Picture courtesy of Woodland Trust, credit: Adrian Coleman / WTML) Usually from the uplands of Treflach around this time of year you can look int...

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 ...

A Treflach Halloween

A Treflach Halloween
Treflach heaves with insects even this time of year...

Tree hay and carbon sequestration

Tree hay and carbon sequestration
How can cattle and pigs play a part in a low carbon future?  How can animals for food be carbon negative?

The Treflach Harebell

The Treflach Harebell
The Treflach landscape swarms with drumlins (from the Irish ‘little ridge’).  Drumlins were formed beneath glaciers ten thousand years ago creati...

The Fields of Treflach

The Fields of Treflach
If you went onto a desert island you would soon give name to parts of the island by describing the area. Every field in Treflach is named some a...

The Longest Day

The Longest Day
It will soon be the longest day, a time remembered before time was recorded.  There is no Stonehenge in Treflach just an ancient settlement at Upp...

The hedges of Treflach

The hedges of Treflach
The Invention of pig netting has been the downfall of the hedge.  It may be difficult to believe but up to 50 years ago all hedges were cut by hand - “pletched” - annually to maintain the vigour of the stock proof fence.