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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

Posted in Member Farms

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

Posted in chickens, Member Farms

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

Posted in Member Farms, Recipes

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

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

Beat travel boredom with these great games…

We know many of our guests this Easter will be travelling a few hours in the car to get to South Devon. If your family is anything like ours then the thought of your little darlings stuck together on the

Posted in Member Farms

A trip to Bickleigh Mill is a must!

Bickleigh Mill, near Tiverton, combines an artisan shopping experience, fine dining and a base for local recreational activities all in a picturesque environment.  The building itself, is an historic 18th century working water mill and is open 7 days a

Posted in Member Farms, Restaurants, Retail, walks

Extend World Book Day and hibernate with a good read!

As the weather is only really good for sledging or hibernating we think World Book Day (yesterday) should be extended! Devon has inspired many authors, and South Devon is still a creative hub of artists & craftsmen who are inspired

Posted in Beach, Member Farms