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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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Cattle in the wrong place can do a great deal of damage!

Am I really that scary? Are the males in this household so frightened of me that they’d rather try and hide a mistake and think I won’t find out than confess and take the consequences? Apparently the answer is YES! 

Posted in chickens, Cows, Farm Dogs, Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep

Half Term options in South Devon…

There is plenty of fun to be found to suit all ages and budgets this Half Term in South Devon. Here is our pick of whats on locally: Woodlands Family Theme Park, near Dartmouth (approximately 20 minutes from Beeson Farm). During half

Posted in Calves, chickens, Lambs, Member Farms, pets

Lots of reasons why farm holidays are the best!

Devon Farms recently ran a competition to find out what made holidaying on a farm so special for so many people. We had a truly wonderful response and it was really hard to choose a winner. Some of the comments

Posted in Calves, chickens, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep, walks

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

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 dreams and reality of a running a farm based B&B!

My dream… to have wonderful children staying at our farm enjoying what they would normally only see on the television or Xbox – real fields, grass, sheep, cows, bullocks, chickens. Before moving to Yellingham we knew that the farm would

Posted in Calves, chickens, Cows, Farm Dogs, Member Farms

Honiton Show – Thursday 4 August 2016 – Be there!

The show is held annually on the first Thursday in August and has grown to be one of the largest one day agricultural shows in the country.  The venue is in the heart of the East Devon Countryside on a

Posted in Calves, chickens, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, motorsports, pets, Rams, Retail, Sheep, Shopping, Uncategorized, village show

Judging…….but not as I knew it!

I was so excited after I put down the phone.  Something I had always wanted to do had just been presented to me on a plate – to judge a local pet show.  I absolutely love dogs – particularly my own of

Posted in chickens, Farm Dogs, insects, Member Farms, parrot, pets, village show