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Trenderway Winter Barn Dance 2012

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Spring Barn Dance on 6th April

Trenderway Farm Spring 2013 Barn DanceIts time for another of Trenderway’s yee haa Hoe Down Barn Dances, and the great news is that we have convinced the amazing Rob Zikking to come back and get us tapping our toes and shaking our Do Se Dos. Great music is accompanied by the incredible food of Barn Dance foodmeister Richard McGeown. A trio of his scrumptious sausages on luscious mustard mash served with Betty Stoggs Onion Gravy, fuel to keep the most energetic of dancer going ALLL night.

Full details and online tickets here

Orchard Management and Restoration Course 2012

Jacquie, Les and I had all been watching the weather with trepidation. Last year we invented the sport of  Extreme Orchard Pruning during the course and the biblical conditions in the South West were promising another December of epic pruning.

The day arrived and with it the a beautiful, sunny crisp morning. A flood of last minute bookings (pun definitely intended) meant that we were full with 16 participants and all were eager to pick up a pair of secateurs and get cutting.  We used hot tea and biscuits to quell the excitement and add a little knowledge, in the shape of Les’ very entertaining lecture in The Library, before proceeding to the Orchard.

Jane, one of neighbours and a prolific blogger has written  a great report of the day

Orchard Management Course at Trenderway Farm We were delighted to receive a whole load of comments in the post this morning, and have to join in with the compliments for Les Davies, a truly superb teacher and raconteur. We look forward to this week every year, Les makes the hard work of pruning the orchard a pleasure and keeps reassuring us that we are doing OK!


“Such a fantastic and informative couple of days, seeing all ages and stages of apples, from grafting to early pruning techniques. Great fun and learnt LOADS! Thanks Les.”  (Jane)


“Informative and enjoyable course due to Les’s humour and knowledge!” (Nick).


“Really great course. I didn’t know anything about pruning, but now I feel BOLD!!!” (Clare).

“Worth doing the course if you are not even interested in pruning. Les is a legend!! Obviously            very knowledgeable and knows his business inside out”. (Alan).

“Totally worth the 2 days taken off of work. Les is great and a fountain of knowledge, and he’s contactable afterwards”.  (Sean)

“So much more than I expected, especially all the ‘hands on’ work. Les made it all very enjoyable and Yaron and Jaquie made the best hosts”. (Elaine).

“Les has made this fascinating course extremely worthwhile. He is a mine of practical advice and a fund of anecdotes. We have been made really welcome by our engaging hosts Jaquie and Yaron on their fabulous farm”. (Monica)

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Looe Music Festival 2012 is almost here

Looe Music Festival 2012

Seriously excited!

Its just over a month away and this is going to be superb. Can’t believe the Stranglers will be playing on the beach in Looe!

60 bands, 3 days, 2 stages, 1 big party on the beach. Head for Cornwall’s sunny south coast, fill your bellywith pasties and your ears with the best live music. Headliners include The Stanglers, Levellers & The Skints with strong supporting line up including The Patrick James Pearson Band, The Lambrettas, Crowns, Simon Townshend, Two Spot Gobi, Showaddywaddy and Mad Dog Mcrea. Tickets on sale now but selling out fast… you can get your tickets here



Chefs work hard

Richard McGeown-chef patron of Couchs Catering

Richard McGeown, Chef Patron of Couch’s Polperro and our excellent banqueting chef for the best events at Trenderway. Proof that chefs work just as hard and late outside the kitchen.