A small farm with big ideas in the Endrick Valley
Carbeth Home Farm is nestled in the Endrick Valley, between the Stirlingshire villages of Killearn and Balfron. Our mission is to sustainably diversify our business, increase biodiversity and carbon sequestration, and to promote educational and wellbeing opportunities.
In December 2021 and early January 2022, work was carried out to create first a woodland pond and then a field scrape (temporary pond). These are both rare wildlife habitats, that can support a wide variety of wetland plants and animals, many of which are under threat.
As a newcomer to an area it is always a delight to see spring unfurling across a new landscape. Now, with the slightly warmer weather and longer evenings I am enjoying the sounds of spring as I go out on my regular walks. With the Easter holidays just starting there is so much to enjoy on and around the Carbeth Estate it is hard to know where to start.
An unlikely rallying call perhaps, but in the realm of soil health, this particular group of insects can provide profound benefits, including improving soil structure and fertility, reducing the parasitic burden in livestock, and increasing carbon sequestration.