21st Century Croft

On Your Farm pic

Over the last couple of months we’ve been interviewed by BBC Radio 4 for a programme called On Your Farm.

The programme called 21st Century croft will be aired this Sunday at 06:35am and should be full of us chatting about trees, bees, pigs, hens and cows and how they form part of our croft team where mother nature is the boss.

And for those of you who don’t want to miss out on a lie in, there’s always catch up on iPlayer

We’d be grateful for any shares around your networks and hope you can listen in!




The Crofter

We were delighted to be invited to write a short piece for the Scottish Crofting Federation magazine ‘The Crofter’. We’ve included a copy below which we hope you will enjoy.

We feel like proper crofters now…


Crofter article March 20180005


Trees for the Croft

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Last Saturday we were really chuffed to host our first course at Lynbreck – the first of many we hope.


No missing us with this at the top of the track!


In partnership with the Woodland Trust and the Scottish Crofting Federation we welcomed a planting army of 16 people to our croft to talk about one of our favourite topics – trees.


Our byre was transformed into a croft café



And we were determined people would stay well fed for the day. In fact these goodies were made for us by one of our wonderful neighbours!


In the morning, Donnie kicked off the event with a great introduction to the basics of tree planting.


Exciting to see our byre full of people!


Then after a little presentation by us, we all headed outside to see how it’s done.


Rose (chief hen) insisted on helping….


After a cold morning in our new byre and an even chillier session in the field, hot soup and plenty of food and cake was just what was needed.

Full of fuel (and sugar!) our army took to the task in hand with impressive energy and vigour – just under 500 trees were planted in around 90minutes. That’s just over a tenth of the total of our new hedgerow to be planted so it was a massive boost to us.



We really enjoyed the day and look forward to welcome more folks to the croft in future for learning, chatting and cake eating. Thanks so much to everyone who came.