What is Brithdir Mawr?

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As stewards of this 80 acre farm, we aim to live our lives working with, rather than against nature: we keep goats, ducks, chickens and bees, we produce fruit and veg in poly-tunnels and gardens working to organic principles. We coppice wood for fuel, bake bread, preserve produce, and use our own materials such as wood and willow for craftwork. We take care of the land, recycle and conserve resources. We use compost loos and are off the grid for electricity and water.

Being a community is a large part of what we do.

In the course of our communal and personal lives we choose to consider our decisions with these 3 principles in mind:

SUSTAINABILITY
To work towards a lifestyle that leaves the local and global environment healthier for future generations.

COMMUNITY
We want the benefits of collective living to outweigh the difficulties; so that working together is easier and more enjoyable than working separately; and so that we will can flourish and feel at home.

EDUCATION
To share and exchange skills and experience to help others and ourselves move towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Sustainability

Community

Education

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Brithdir in the Media!

A BBC documentary was made in 2020 about securing the future Brithdir

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We were featured in a Guardian article about off-grid living in July 2023

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Our long-term volunteers and good friends Sarat and Batch made a documentary about the wheat growing process: The Ballad of Brithdir Wheat

Some lovely words from our visitors…

 

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    We are an intentional community of 11 adults and 5 children on the north coast of Pembs, Wales

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    We still have a couple of spaces on our February Volunteer week, running from Saturday Feb 24th to March 2nd. (The first Sunday is our Wassail Day ! See separate post ) If you are interested, please email us for a booking form 🙂 brithdirmawrhc@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less
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    Our beautiful threshing machine in action !! ... See MoreSee Less
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    Wheat news: I doubt anyone has ever left their threshing until January, but Brithdir has been a trail blazer in many things! Our beautiful victorian threshing machine held together for her second harvest. She only needed one 'on the job' repair. We are now busy building a threshing barn, so we won’t have to wait for a dry spell again (January !!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The normal order of things in the world of wheat growing : - sow the wheat in mid February - we use April bearded, a heritage and spring variety - Harvest the wheat at end of July. Then put the sheafs of wheat into stooks (bundles) for 7-10 days to ripen - as you cut it before it’s ripe .- Then the wheat is put into a rick (big pile of sheafs) which matures for about 2-3 months - ** as the weather was so wet this year we couldn’t thresh it until January, ie way too late and some of the wheat had gone mouldy ** - Pictured is us threshing on a few gloriously sunny days in January. Threshing separates the grains from the ears. - We then did some winnowing- separating the chaff from the grain.- Then keep the grain in a warm place until the water content drops to 12% - then the grain can be stored or milled into flour ! Voila ! ... See MoreSee Less
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    ***Deadline extended until 25th Feb!!*** The spring energy is not so far away and we're looking for a couple of growers to help us from march until September. If you have experience growing veg and have an interest in communal living then please email visit@brithdirmawr.co.uk for a further chat and info. We’re particularly interested if you have experience in regenerative agriculture. ... See MoreSee Less
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    It’s snowing .. let’s see if there are any skis lying around ... and a mop and broom ?! ... See MoreSee Less
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