What a wonderful Spring season we are having on the farm. Everything has suddenly started growing and the farm has sprung into life. There is colour and activity everywhere you look. We've had amazing sunny weather so lots of trips to local beaches and lunches outside in the courtyard everyday.

The hedgerows are now bursting with blooms too. The track to the farm is full of primroses, bluebells and even a couple of beautiful wild spotted orchids. What a lovely welcome to the farm.

In the garden all the spicy winter salad is coming to an end in the polytunnels. These will all be cleared and tomatoes will be planted in a couple of weeks. We will begin picking the first lettuces outside next week, which is a sure sign that summer is on its way. There is lots of cultivating and planting outdoors happening at the moment now that the ground has dried out.

Our lovely new volunteers in our herb garden have had some very sunny and productive days. We have also been out foraging for lots of fresh wild herbs to dry in preparation for our popular spring tea.

Animals on the farm continue to fascinate. The Gotland lambs are being born and have been enjoying the warm weather, which is really important for their first few days. One was sadly rejected by its mother and was being bottle fed by one of our volunteers to give it a fighting chance. And we seem to have acquired a very large Swan sentry standing guard at the entrance to the farm. We are being very careful, as you can imagine!

We are certainly making the most of the wild garlic season in the Old Dairy Kitchen. Our lunches have been all about the greens - nutritious nettle soups and wild garlic salads. Lots of lovely fresh flavours and quite a feast for the eyes too. If you haven't yet been to one of our farm lunches (weds & sats), I encourage you to do so. Chris Onions' varied menus embraces the best of the farm's seasonal offerings alongside with other locally sourced produce. We eat sharing platters at communal tables and love to welcome visitors to join us and then take a stroll around the farm to learn about what we do.

Plans for our forthcoming classes and events are also keeping us busy in the office. We are looking forward to welcoming lots of families and children to our Easter egg hunt this coming Monday and hoping this glorious weather will continue.

We were incredibly privileged to host our first ever peace prize winner and human-rights activist, Gulalai Ismail, to our Supper & Conversations event on Sat 22nd April. It was a very inspiring talk. Gulalai is an incredible role model and the work that her organisation Aware Girls, and that of Peace Direct, plays a vital role in securing the human rights of many young girls in war zones around the world.

If you enjoyed that evening, look out for our next Supper & Conversation evening with peace builder, Scilla Elworthy on 4th August.

Whatever your reason for visiting Trill, we are looking forward to seeing you, especially during this lovely Spring season.