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Book in and get a free cookery book!

New from Primrose Farm – A cookery book featuring the favourite recipes from the Primrose farmhouse kitchen! Order at: https://www.southdownduvets.com/shop/primrose-farm-cookery-book/ To make our guests’ stay as relaxing as possible I often cook for them, spending many happy hours in the kitchen

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

Learn about all things pig at Smallicombe Farm!

Whether you’re a genuine pig enthusiast intent on learning more, or just have a gentle curiosity about these intelligent creatures, Smallicombe Farm can offer you a bespoke experience. Ian and Maggie Todd have years of experience breeding and showing British

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Scrub up in cow’s milk soap!

West Middlewick Farm’s latest innovation was inspired by one of their ‘raw milk’ customers.  Jo heard how the lady was using the milk to cleanse her skin and wondered if this could be taken a step further.  The enterprising couple

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How to dupe a turkey!

Amelia the turkey sat for on her eggs for 28 days and I got increasingly worried.   Her eggs didn’t look viable and if I didn’t intervene, this was not going to end well!   Thanks to Jonathan Hill of Hills Hatchery

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Be sure to visit this floral treat

One of the main fundraising events for the Holy Cross, the Crediton Parish Church Festival, will run from 2nd – 7th June this year.  The 2018 Festival has the intriguing title ‘In Our Element’ and work has been going on

Posted in Church, festival, Member Farms, village show

Have you tried Wild Garlic Pesto?

The South Devon hedgerows around Beeson Farm Holiday Cottages offer an abundance of edible flora, whether its Sloes in the Autumn for gin or Elderflowers in the early summer for making cordial. This spring the hedgerows are bursting with wild flowers and lots

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Preserving an ancient breed…

This lovely lady is a White Park cow.  She lives at Gatcombe Farm and is currently waiting to calf out in the fields.  They are now designated a Rare Breed and are thought to have originated within the British Isles nearly

Posted in Calves, Cows, Member Farms

Get your boots on for National Walking Month…

May is National Walking Month, so if you fancy packing your walking boots and booking a holiday at Beeson Farm  we’ve pulled together a quick guide to our favourite 5 walks for you! There are numerous footpaths and bridleways to

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A little bit of heaven in Devon…. back to yesteryear

A trip on the Tivertonian offers a truly unique and memorable experience of yesteryear for you and your family to enjoy, being one of the last remaining horse-drawn barges in the UK.  Located in magnificent Mid Devon on the banks

Posted in Boats, Pubs, Restaurants, walks, Wildlife

The next generation of hard-working farmers starts here!

My youngest son, aged 11, was given money as a Christmas present to buy some sheep. However, he had to wait until the Spring markets to buy them.   During the recent Easter holidays, which he spent mostly helping his Dad and big

Posted in Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep, Shepherd