Midsummer at Trill

6 Jun 2018 | 0 comments

The sun is at its highest in the sky. It’s the time of the greatest amount of light and energy from the sun. Our solar photovoltaic (PV) panels will be operating at their peak with all those extra daylight hours. The showers will be hot for longer in the camp site and the herbs will be growing more than at any other time. The meadows need cutting already -- we are just waiting for the seeds to fall.

Now there is more vitality than at any other time through the year. But life is not simple: we live in a complex universe where simultaneous influences are working together - and that is without factoring-in the impacts we make on our environment. In the summer don’t we also get the maximum amounts of plastic on our beaches, charcoal burnt on our BBQs and fuel used in our cars getting to their holiday destinations?

And what else is going on in the wider universe? At Trill we’ll soon be joined by Jude Currivan who is going to talk about exactly this. It’ll be a rare treat to hear her thoughts on cosmology, what is going on behind the scenes and how we can make a difference. Her talk is on July 27th and on the next day we are having our annual summer party.

So it’s time to celebrate! Please do join us for music, food and the summer stars. Get out the glasses and the pink sparkling rose and elderflower spritzers.

We have a brilliant band, Crannog, to enjoy, the meadows to relax in, delicious BBQ Trill lamb and Ash and Kate’s veggies.

The community of businesses here at Trill will be celebrating our beautiful farm joined by our friends and families - and hopefully you too. And please do stay the night. If there’s no room in the guest house, the camp site will be open for small groups for the one night. An amazing under the stars experience with an after party camp fire. Join us!

- Romy

Celebrating the Best of Trill Farm

5 Oct 2017 | 0 comments

Trill Farm Winter Hamper

With the changing seasons we never quite know what to expect, but one thing for sure is that we are preparing our most wonderful hamper yet.

Trill Farm is home to a group of producers who work together with a mutual respect for each other and the land. We are creating a community by encouraging diversity - in the land, the wildlife and agriculture, the people and the activities. It is our future that we want to share, and our products aim to reflect this.

There are seven weeks to go and counting. Some products are still in the ground, some are already made, some are being crafted and some are still being formulated. This is how it works at Trill Farm - the plan is set but nature dictates much of the process. We only create a limited number of boxes because we believe this is how we get the best quality from our land.

Our farmers and craftspeople are here because we share the same values. We grow, harvest, forage, design, craft, cook and create within the growing capacity of the fields, hedgerows and woods. What the land provides each season determines what is made. Each product reflects the coming together of our enterprises; using their skills and passions, and the produce from our beautiful land to create a unique gift.

After some careful thought and a lot of consultation the hamper will contain the following products.

  • Winter soap - made by Rich in the Trill Soap workshop
  • Nourishing facial oil - made by Trill Farm herbs
  • Winter body oil - made by Trill Farm herbs
  • Winter tea - made by Trill Farm herbs
  • Hedgerow mixer - made by Daphne Lambert
  • Chocolate covered plums - made by Daphne Lambert
  • Blackberry, fig, port & thyme preserve - made by Daphne Lambert
  • Fennel & sea salt crackers - made by Chris The Old Dairy Kitchen
  • Wooden cheese board - crafted by Ruth in the Wood Workshop
  • Tomato seeds - grown by Ash and Kate in Trill Farm Garden
  • Ceramic pot with bay scented candle - ceramics made by Graham Newing and Romy Fraser, filled with Trill beeswax blended into beautiful candles by Sandie
  • Four botanical cocktail recipe cards - recipes by Daphne Lambert and Illustrations by Louise Throp

Over the coming weeks we’re going to share a little about the life of the products before they leave the farm, the people who make them, the skills they have and the challenges they face.

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