Yearly Archives: 2015

Bottling apple juice and preparing for lambing……..

Here at Yellingham we’ve embarked on an exciting new project………bottling our own apple juice!  I contacted an apple pressing company from Newton Abbott, who duly arrived on the appointed day and the process began. We had collected kilos and kilos

Posted in Lambs, Member Farms, Recipes, Sheep, Shepherd

Getting to grips with the new online booking system…..

Devon Farms members are trying to get to grips with their new online booking calendars. While it gives us all more flexibility and will – once we are used to it – help to accommodate more variety in our bookings,

Posted in Member Farms, Technology, Uncategorized

Finding Fred……….

Life is never dull on the farm and you never know quite what is going to happen next.  Last week Roger, the farmer, headed out to repair some fences.  The next thing I knew, I had an agitated phone call

Posted in Member Farms, Wildlife

Christmas trees up, champagne on ice!

Our guests should be feeling festive here at Farwood Barton, as Christmas trees are already adorning our self-catering cottages ready for your family get-togethers.  We still have some weekends available so check our bookings page for more details (http://www.farwoodbarton-holiday-cottages.co.uk/price.html).  A bottle

Posted in Christmas, Member Farms

A typical (soggy) day in the life of Middlewick Farm….

It’s that time of year when the ewe’s are brought in from the fields and into the lambing sheds ready for lambing. Today we walked the last of them home. Our first two pure poll Dorset lambs from our new

Posted in Calves, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Recipes, Sheep

Get stirring those Christmas puddings!

As the traditional ‘Stir Up Sunday’ fast approaches (22nd November), why not try this delicious Christmas pudding recipe, provided by Anne Boldry of Newhouse Farm: Ingredients: 75g suet 40g self raising flour 75g fresh breadcrumbs 1 tsp mixed spice ½

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

Sheep pedicure at Yellingham Farm!

With the Rams starting to strut their stuff and curl their top lip in anticipation of what lies ahead, I knew it was time to make sure my Jacobs ewes were fit and ready for “tupping” time. (I love that

Posted in Farm Dogs, Member Farms, Sheep, Shepherd

Farm Dog Stories – shooting season…

It’s the start of the shooting season and once again gundog owners and their dogs get out the dummies for a brush-up on various retrieval routines. Not all gundogs, though, welcome dummy training and our spaniels, the Springers; Jessie and

Posted in Farm Dogs, Member Farms, Wildlife

Farm Dog Stories – Blackberry picking

Over the past weeks it’s been blackberrying time down on the farm, but not just for us humans.  Foxes, in particular, are keen blackberry pickers, and so are our five farm dogs. Over the years they have learned just how

Posted in Farm Dogs, Member Farms, Recipes, Wildlife

Little Comfort Farm Diary

This week, we have taken a lovely blog post from one of our farms, Little Comfort Farm, who recently held a charity open garden day. You can read all about it here… We were blessed with one of those wonderful,

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