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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

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

A thief in my lambing yard!

Here at Yellingham Farm we always lamb indoors, which makes it easier for me.  It also means any problems, particularly in the night, can be spotted early and dealt with.  Yes, it costs more money because of bedding etc. and

Posted in Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep, Shepherd

Snowdrops abound!

It’s the start of the snowdrop season here at Fowlescombe.  It’s always so uplifting to see a carpet of these beautiful delicate flowers declaring spring is on its way! Last year’s lambs are looking very happy and healthy.  The two

Posted in gardens, Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep

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

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

Terry the ram goes to Woolfest

  Terry is a rather handsome Exmoor Horn ram, with an impressive set of horns, and he has just had a short holiday in Cumbria visiting the massive Woolfest show. He was there with Lindy on her Exmoor Horn Wool

Posted in Farm Dogs, Lambs, Member Farms, Rams, Sheep

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

Posted in Beach, Calves, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Sheep, village show