Yearly Archives: 2017

Get pressing those apples!

The annual Cider and Apple Festival at Killerton House is fast approaching! Guests at Hele Payne Farm particularly enjoy collecting the apples on the farm and taking them to be pressed. They can then bring the resulting apple juice home

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How about a bird of prey experience?

Yarak is the most unique falconry centre for birds of prey in the Southwest and is set in the heart of the countryside in a beautiful tranquil setting near Cullompton.  Yarak birds of prey offers hands on falconry experience days for

Posted in Wildlife

Farm shop – keeping it local…….

They say we are a nation of shopkeepers and here at Lower Campscott we certainly enjoy keeping the farm shop well stocked with all sorts of essential groceries, as well as our succulent meat and some delicious treats as well. 

Posted in Beach, chickens, Cows, Member Farms, Recipes, Retail, Shopping

Visit the countryside………it’s idyllic!

The telephone rings. “Good morning, Yellingham Farm” “Oh, hello, do you take single women?” Oh no not another one! ‘Yes of course”. I replied. What ensued was the life history of a single lady called Christine. “Well you see Mrs.

Posted in chickens, Farm Dogs, gardens, Member Farms, Sheep, Shepherd

Step back in time and watch the heavy horses………..next time!

On the weekend of 12th & 13th August Jonathan and Fiona Waterer kindly hosted a Working Heavy Horse event at Higher Bidacott Farm in North Devon.   The event was held in aid of the Addington Fund and Chittlehampton Church. Many

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Fossil fans should flock here…..

Last month, Lyme Regis Museum reopened its doors to the public, following the completion of its new £1.5million Mary Anning Wing extension. Thanks to National Lottery investors and other funding, the museum can now offer a new interactive fossil gallery

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West Middlewick goes unpasteurised!

West Middlewick Farm has been granted a licence by the Food Standards Agency to sell milk straight from the cow!  Guests staying at the farm, near Witheridge, already enjoy their fresh beef, pork and eggs from the farm shop and

Posted in Calves, Cows, Member Farms, Retail

Do you fancy giving a hen a home?

If you stay at Knowle Farm you can meet some of the hens who are now enjoying a new lease of life and freedom to roam where they like.  These six had to get used to their surroundings before being

Posted in chickens, insects, Member Farms, pets

The history of Hot Penny day……

Honiton Hot Pennies Ceremony dates back to the 13th Century, when Honiton was granted a Royal Charter, the ceremony remained unbroken for several hundred years, and to this day has always taken place on the first Tuesday after July 19th.

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A novel place to eat!

  Devon is famous for its fresh local food and I love finding a new restaurant to try.  My daughter recently organised a trip to a restaurant for our wedding anniversary and it proved truly memorable.  We drove down to

Posted in Beach, Boats, Ferry, Member Farms, Restaurants, Sailing