Ian the Farmer
Grew up on Treflach Farm, but at the time wasn’t keen on farming. Moved away, worked in construction in London & abroad, moved back in 2006.
Now very happy (although would like a bit more time off in the long run!).
Bob, Betty & Rosie Steele
Bob & Betty moved to Treflach Farm in the mid 1970s after taking over from “Uncle Bob” (Bob’s uncle, Ian’s great uncle). They had two kids; Rosie (who now lives in Oxford), & Ian (who’s now back on the farm taking the place in new and exciting directions). Bob & Betty were dairy & beef farmers but stopped milking in 1999. While (for the record) semi-retired, both Bob & Betty are still very active. Bob is to be found busy on the farm most days (although we hope the pressure is off him a little now!). Betty works hard in the local faith community being a Lay Reader in the local COE parishes of Llanyblodwel, Llanymynech, Morton and Trefonen and also helps with the food production and accounting side of the farm business.
Butcher, baker, candle-stickmaker, chicken roof fixer, pig midwife, delivery driver, caver, cook, dishwasher, head minion.
Wes & Karen Floyd
Wes came to the farm on a Permaculture Design Course in May 2011 & loved the place so much he never left. Persuaded his (already keen) wife, Karen, to move to a large staic caravan on the farm & continue her thriving PR firm (Symmetry PR Ltd) from the beautiful newly restored office in the commercial hub that is the ‘Treflach Farm Courtyard’.
See Symmetry PR for more details…
Ian & Ruth
Ian has been involved with the farm through Steve Jones & Sector 39 for a couple of years now. He’s carved out a niche as Workshop Coordinator and is the ‘go to guy’ for wood based repairs, renewals and new build projects on the farm.
Ian also writes a popular eco blog. See Ian’s Eco Blog for more details…
Ruth started working on the farm late last year, making the roles of Care Coordinator working with adults with mental health issues on a Tuesday, and general point of contact for gardens her own. Growing stuff is definitely her bag baby, yeah!
Kath and Bill Coxhead
Kath is Lou’s indispensible right hand lady. As long as she remembers about the pies. Luckily she remembers every week, and has done so for about the last year.
Bill (Kath’s husband) works with Derwen College students on a Wednesday. Bill’s relaxed manner and engaging ethusiasm really brings out the best in the young adults. They love coming and working with the animals and in the gardens, and we look forward to them coming too.
My, oh my, where would we be without Carol? Well the eggs wouldn’t be in any kind of order for a start, then there’s the mad panics when we realise we are short staffed to wrap pies – oh and don’t forget the most scrumptious apple pies ever! If we ever get hold of that secret recipe we’ll all be millionaires within 12 months!
Green Guru - Steve Jones
Permaculture fountain of knowledge & committed sustainabilityist. Steve is the lead man of Sector 39, an organisation spreading the word about preservation of the natural environment for the benefit of us all, securing & increasing bio-diversity, issues relating to food security and the rise of localism in a low carbon, post peak oil, future.
See Sector 39 for more details…
Driver, Fandango Farm coordinator, Junglist
Feline a.k.a. Matilda’s Bakery has been based on the farm since early January 2012. We love Feline being here – and not only because her bread is ace (although Wednesday lunch times are a highlight of the week now) but also because it’s another vibrant small business based in the Treflach Farm Courtyard. Hurray!
See Matildas Bakehouse for more details…
Nellie & Silver
And many, many more including:
Kirsty Toal – inspiration & designer
Tom Murray – photos/design work
Maurice Jones – volunteer stockman
Richie Stevenson – chippie
Lesley Sweet – organisation
Paul Testa – architect
Sue Dolman – music & food for the soul
Kev – chicken whisperer
Steve Cottam – agricultural engineer
Alan Bothwell – painter, decorator, brickie, stonemason & all round lime-expert
Harri the green wood expert
Pat the shooter
Mark & Mandy Fleet
Andy & Lyndsie Wilson
Bryan Hopkins – sparky
Phil the Bees
Jack & Martin
Apologies if i’ve left anyone off!
Many thanks to everyone for making Team Treflach what it is.