Yearly Archives: 2015

Beautiful Moths at Smallicombe Farm

This week, we have a wonderful blog post from a recent guest at one of our farms. You can read all about his experience here. My wife Caroline and I drove down from Scotland to stay at Smallicombe Farm for

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Farm Dog Stories – Bones…

Possession, they say, is nine tenths of the law, and that is certainly true for a dog and its bone. Our young Clumber spaniel, Holly, found a really delicious bone in one of our fields. It was long and straight,

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Farm Dog Stories…

Bruce, our sheepdog, really earned his keep today! I was checking the fields where the lambs are currently grazing, Higher and Lower Cleave, and the whole flock seemed to be happily munching away in the lower field. However, since lambs

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Clumber Stories…

We had a great reaction to our last blog post about our beautiful dogs and so we thought we would share one of our most recent anecdotes with you here… My plan of lifting our main crop spuds in September

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The World of Farm Dogs

Welcome to the world of farm dogs, or at least that of five dogs that live on a small farm in deepest rural Devon. We have two Springer spaniels, two Clumber spaniels and a sheepdog called Bruce. The spaniels go

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Geocaching in Devon

We have been aware of the term ‘geocaching’ for a while but it has only been recently that we have explored the concept a little bit more, and we have to say – we’re excited! For those of you who

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Perfect Places to Picnic…

With the Big Beach Picnic happening all over the South West this weekend, we wanted to choose 6 of our top locations within Devon to fling down a blanket and get the hamper out! Tarr Steps The Tarr Steps are a clapper bridge,

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Spotlight on… Woolacombe

Voted Britain’s Best Beach by Trip Advisor in 2015, Woolacombe boasts a 3 mile long sandy beach, facing the Atlantic Ocean and has ranked as 4th best in Europe and 13th best in the world. A hugely popular destination for

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June Festivals

Well June has arrived, and brings with it some beautiful weather! As it is forecast to stay, we thought we would share with you some fantastic outdoor events that are happening throughout Devon during the month of June, which will

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North Devon Lorry Campaign

North Devon Marketing Bureau have recently unveiled their fantastic new lorry that is off on its adventures, travelling over the country promoting North Devon. To celebrate the launch of this and the new North Devon website ( an event was held

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