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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

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

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

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

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

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

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