September 2017


In the Cab || Harvest is such a busy, buzzy time of year on the farm, the culmination of a year's work. The weather is the biggest demon, and it has certainly challenged the best-natured farmers this year (the 5th wettest harvest since records began apparently), but we have had some truly beautiful spells. As lorries leave our farm with grain for whisky, biofuels and feed, the next farming year has already started with next year's crops now going into the ground.   
   Bred to be Wild || The turkeys are enjoying roaming in the outdoors, braving the rain on occasion and keeping cosy when it's not so appealing. Having all the space they do allows them to display their natural habits, foraging nettles and fallen fruit from the trees, having dust baths and roosting at night.
 Architect's Kitchen Supper Club || Our lovely friends and brilliant architects at The Building Workshop are hosting one of their popular Architect's Kitchen charity supper clubs || 8pm Friday 22nd September || Limited tickets still available. KellyBronze turkey will be on the menu with a touch of Eastern flair! £25 per person. BYOB. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and full cost of all tickets will go to TCCL (pronounced tickle). It stands for Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia. It's a local charity that gives a grant to newly diagnosed children in Tayside and supports other financial challenges that families have. They offer a lodge that families can use for a break near St Andrews. Please email to book your place at the table.  
 The Meat Meet || We had a brilliant mid-week night out at Guardswell, the brand new and uber fabulous place to stay, play and learn. The Fox Hat produced a table-creaking meat feast from his huge smoker, which he had lit at 4am. Now that's commitment. Great blank canvas party venue, interesting and different courses, huts for staying in and farm walks with home cooked lunches. Inspirationally run, inspirationally done. 
  Appley Ever After || Apple harvest is underway at Downiemill, and they are pressing hard. Look out for their lovely Appley Ever After juices in local farm shops and greengrocers in Broughty Ferry, Angus and Fife. 
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out


Riding High || This came out last year, but it is one of our absolute family favourites. Never fails to put us all in a good mood, and probably South Powrie's most watched. It was partly filmed on a friend's farm in Fife. You may recognise it. Make sure you watch the outtakes too to get full value (and true appreciation for the meaning of not giving up).