The wet weather for most of this month has been somewhat of a blessing. The waterfalls are now flowing with force and we are beginning to imagine wild swimming in the pond in the summer. The grass is growing well and now this glorious sunshine is drying it out so we can start making silage to store for animal feed over the winter, and begin sheep shearing.

A group of ecologists stayed on the farm last week and we are pleased to report that the grey long-eared bats are still living and breeding in our manor barn, which is very exciting. Trill Farm hosts one of the few breeding colonies in the country.

There’s lots of preparation underway for our sold out Spring Family Camp at the end of this month. It’s going to be super weekend of outdoors adventures and exploring. If you were too late for this one, there are still spaces left on our Summer Family Camp so book now to avoid disappointment.

Over in Trill Farm Garden we are harvesting lots of new sugar snap peas, radishes, baby beetroot and baby carrots, and enjoying the first strawberries of the season. Ash and Kate are also preparing for a plant stall at this weekend's River Cottage Spring Fair, which is always fun.

We have some lovely events coming up at Trill soon, so I hope you will use one of them as a way to learn something new, and to discover more about our work here.