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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

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Early summer at Hele Payne Farm……

This is one of my favourite times of year in our quiet corner of Devon. Our spring crops have been planted and are thriving in the warm sunshine.  The grass has been growing so well that it is now time

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John Wayne remembered!

Daisy was the best, kindest cow I ever had the pleasure of owning; a really gentle lady.  She was a Friesian cross Hereford and, as is typical of that cross, black with a wide, white face, 3 white socks and

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Spotlight on……Widecombe-in-the-Moor

The beautiful village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor is a well-known Dartmoor tourist attraction, welcoming visitors at all times of the year.  Widecombe lies in a valley created by the East Webbern River.  The name Widecombe is derived from ‘Withy-combe’ – meaning ‘Willow

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Cows wait for the Cuckoo!

The sound of the Cuckoo is becoming increasingly rare, so I was pleased to hear a neighbour say they had heard the Cuckoo one morning. My father in law always used to say that the cows couldn’t go back out

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A typical (soggy) day in the life of Middlewick Farm….

It’s that time of year when the ewe’s are brought in from the fields and into the lambing sheds ready for lambing. Today we walked the last of them home. Our first two pure poll Dorset lambs from our new

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