The farm has won a prestigious award - for our malting Spring Barley.  Appropriately, the variety is called Tipple and it is used in the production of beer.  Our prize is the creation of our own beer, to be called Ilsley Manor Ale.  Yesterday, Father, Son and I went to a maltings in Warminster to see the start of this process.  I had no idea how special the malting is and it was fantastic to see floors and floors of barley being moved by hand.  The methods are traditional and it was fabulous to see the ancient machinery and learn more about beer making.