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LOW TATRA AND KARKONOSZE MOUNTAINS

LOW TATRA AND KARKONOSZE MOUNTAINS

This time of year is always a busy time for us in the lead to the festive period, with back-to-back Christmas markets and events and our studio becomes a tiny post office in and of itself. All this is a far cry from the tranquil summer days on the road, exploring new terrain and meeting new makers...


CATCHING THE WILD SWARM

CATCHING THE WILD SWARM

For many of us, keeping bees began as a slightly nervous adventure, determined to learn about their wonderful world and to try in any way that we could to help them out. After all, we have caused so much of what is now their struggle and for us we wanted to try and do our bit to make that right...


SHEARING ON THE ORGANIC SMALL HOLDING

SHEARING ON THE ORGANIC SMALL HOLDING

We've kept sheep on the small holding since I was a girl. There were times when we had cow shares too: beautiful Jersey cows with big dark eyes who would come for their summer holidays to graze down our meadows after the hay cut. For a few years we ran our own pigs on the land to turn areas of rough grazing over for vegetable growing. Every year we would contract out work to...


WINTER ADVENTURES IN THE KARKONOSZE MOUNTAINS

WINTER ADVENTURES IN THE KARKONOSZE MOUNTAINS

We left the warm and comfort of home and headed out into the wintry semi darkness, thick snow had already started falling. Today the plan had been to climb Łabski Szczyt however the freezing temperatures and blizzard conditions that had set in as we donned our packs had lead us to the decision to climb to an alpine level and judge then whether it was going to be an...


EATING LOCAL | HILL REARED LAMB

EATING LOCAL | HILL REARED LAMB

No two days are the same for Travelling Basket and this one was no exception, gathered in the cosy farmhouse kitchen, the smell of roasting lamb wafting through an air of excitement. Last year Baddinsgill Farm launched it's very own meat box scheme providing local heather hill reared meat boxes to local and British Customers and we had the very great pleasure of documenting....


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