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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

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

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

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

Put the North Devon Show in your diary!

This is North Devon’s premier agricultural spectacle which celebrates North Devon’s agricultural roots.  There are a plethora of livestock classes throughout the day in the arenas, including Alpacas, cattle and sheep.  There are also show jumping classes, an open dog

Posted in Cows, Rams, Sheep, Shopping, village show

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

If you go down to the dunes today…….

If you go down to the (Woolacombe) dunes today, You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the (Woolacombe) dunes today You’d better go in disguise……. You might just bump into a rather handsome North Devon Red

Posted in Beach, Cows, Wildlife

A new website for Hele Payne Farm – a truly family affair!

  Over a year ago I read an article in a marketing magazine advising that all websites should be updated every 3 years.  This made me question my own website, which had been in place for 8 years, and my

Posted in Calves, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Pubs, Restaurants, Sheep, Wildlife

All the fun of the (Bampton) fair!

Bampton Fair is one of the oldest surviving Charter Fairs in the country, having been granted its Royal Charter by King Henry III in 1258.  It is always held on the last Thursday of October, which this year falls on

Posted in Cows, festival, Member Farms, Pubs, Recipes, Retail, Sheep, village show