Truffle Tree Blog
Truffle Hunt on 17th February 2024
18th February 2024
I must confess that I organised the truffle hunt with little expectation of success.
Some Fascinating Drone Footage
13th July 2023
A Drone View of the Truffière, Le Gardian and Surrounding Countryside
A Rather Unusual Truffle Hunt
13th July 2023
An American visitor, Brian, proposes to his girlfriend, Sarah, during a truffle hunt.
Our Very First Professionally-made Video
07th March 2023
About a year ago we gained new neighbours - a delightful Spanish/French couple with a young son.
Truffle Hunt on 3rd February 2023
10th February 2023
The weather in 2022/23 has been bizarre.
The Truffière on 8th February 2022
08th February 2022
A good wintery video of the truffière produced on 8th February 2022.
The Truffière on 29th August 2021
31st August 2021
The trees are growing like crazy, loving this weird mixture of major storms and hot spells.
Now the not so good News
24th March 2021
This year has been literally a washout for truffles.
Latest Weather
29th December 2020
Storm Bella.
An Autumnal View of the Truffière
14th November 2020
The Truffière on 14th November 2020
Syndicat des Trufficulteurs du Gers
19th February 2020
On February 5th we were chosen to participate in a Tournée Truffes organised by Florent Nonon of the Syndicat des Trufficulteurs du Gers.
Truffle Hunts January 2020
23rd January 2020
I must confess that I was rather apprehensive about the 2019/20 truffle season.
An Autumnal Video of the Truffière
27th December 2019
The contrast between the evergreen Holm Oaks and the deciduous Downy Oaks is striking.
Amazing Success of Australian Truffles
29th August 2019
The BBC published this article about the extraordinary growth in Australian truffle production on my birthday, 22nd August.
Truffière Video 10th June 2019
24th June 2019
The truffière on a rather dull day. The new growth on the Holm Oaks is very striking.
Truffle Hunts February 2019
22nd February 2019
What can I say?
Updated Youtube Channel
7th November 2018
Two large video clips have been added to our Youtube channel.
Truffière Video 11th August 2018
14th August 2018
The trees are growing superbly after a very wet year.
13th February 2018
It has finally happened; after almost fifteen years we have found our first truffles.
The Truffière in May 2017
04th May 2017
A lovely spring day was perfect for filming the truffière.
The Truffière in August 2016
11th September 2016
A brilliant summer day provided perfect conditions for a new video of the truffière.
The Truffière 21st February 2016
23rd February 2016
A wonderful sunny day in Le Gers provided the perfect opportunity to film the truffière in winter.
Truffle Hunt 2nd February 2016
10th February 2016
Another blank BUT
Some Great Brûlées
17th October 2015
Here are some of the brûlées in column A.
Latest Video of the Truffière
07th October 2015
The trees are growing superbly.
Truffle Hunt at Le Gardian 29th January 2015
29th January 2015
We welcomed Claude and his Belgian Shepherd, Corso, a veteran of three previous hunts.
Another Reason to Adopt a Truffle Tree?
19th December 2014
Great news for truffle lovers.
The Start of the Truffle Season
05th December 2014
December 2nd saw the first truffle market of the season at Lalbenque
Prospects for the Coming Season
09th November 2014
A perfect year?
The Truffière
22nd May 2014
A video of the truffière filmed on May 22 2014
The Truffière 2014
17th April 2014
Here is a short video clip of the truffière on 16th April 2014.
Plan B
09th February 2014
We're not having too much luck with dogs so maybe we should try pigs for truffle hunting?
Truffle Hunt 30th January 2014
30th January 2014
Good news and bad news.
Truffle Hunt 17th February 2013
17th February 2013
Since the beginning of the truffle season the weather had been incredibly wet.
A Video of the Truffire
11th February 2013
We haven't shown a video of the truffire for several years.
Truffle Hunting
11th February 2013
The last couple of months have been incredibly wet.
Truffle Tree joins Facebook
14th October 2012
Hannah has today set up a Facebook page for Truffle Tree.
Truffle Hunt 3rd March 2012
4th March 2012
We had planned to hunt for truffles again in late January.
Truffle Tree's Future Assured
2nd February 2012
My daughter, Hannah, her partner, Rob, and their three children have now bought the house next door and have moved down here to join the Truffle Tree team.
The Amazing Adventures of Oinky Grub
03rd January 2012
Its not everyone that gets to be a villain in a childrens book!
See Your Tree on Google Street View
01st November 2011
To my utter amazement I have just discovered that the truffire can be seen on Street View!
Truffle Hunting at Le Gardian
13th January 2011
Today saw our first truffle hunt of the 2010/11 season.
A Short Video
11th October 2010
On September 28th we were visited by a film crew from Reuters TV.
The Radio 4 Electric Ride team arrive
03rd July 2010
The backup car with Rose and Kevin arrived around five oclock on July 2nd.
Truffle Tree on Radio 4
16th June 2010
A team from Radio 4's long-running programme, You and Yours, is journeying around Europe in an electric car.
A Holm Oak Problem
01st June 2010
We have had a few sudden deaths of Holm Oaks.
Le Gardian Truffle Hunt
22nd February 2010
Today (22nd February) we were visited by one of the leading French truffle hounds.
A Great Article
20th February 2010
Below is a link to a great article in "France Today"
Lalbenque - Newspaper Reports
03rd January 2010
Two very different market days.
Lalbenque 2009 Revisited
23rd December 2009
Two very different days at Lalbenque truffle market
Polly RIP
03rd December 2009
Polly died on 4th September.
Lalbenque 2009
03rd December 2009
The first market of the 2009/10 season was held on 1st December.
An Addition to the Family
19th August 2009
A white Truffle
Further News about Polly
19th August 2009
Sad news about Polly.
A Laugh for French-speaking Cricketers
04th February 2009
Papa Joue au Cricket
One Hell of a Storm
27th January 2009
In the early hours of Saturday the 24th a major storm began to hit South West France.
Update on Polly
29th January 2009
Things were going so well, as I foolishly revealed in the December 2008 newsletter.
Good Luck Mr President
20th January 2009
An amazing day!
The best neighbour in the world?
17th February 2008
Don't read this if you cry watching Bambi
Good news on Polly
08th February 2008
Polly's fistulae have improved enormously.
More news of Polly
31st January 2008
Today Polly returned to the Vet School at Toulouse.
More worries about Polly
28th January 2008
Things have got worse.
Worries about Polka
26th January 2008
For some days now my concern about Polly has been growing.