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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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It’s a dog’s life and it’s a good one!

The life of a farm dog is, generally speaking, a very happy one, especially in Devon where the fantastic variety of countryside provides a wonderful environment for dogs to explore. Our dogs are no exception. They know every inch of

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Lambing at Hele Payne Farm

It may seem early, but in the lowland valleys of Devon we start lambing very early.  At Hele Payne Farm we lamb the majority of our flock in January and February.  As we have 400 ewes (female sheep) we are

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Bottling apple juice and preparing for lambing……..

Here at Yellingham we’ve embarked on an exciting new project………bottling our own apple juice!  I contacted an apple pressing company from Newton Abbott, who duly arrived on the appointed day and the process began. We had collected kilos and kilos

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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

Posted in Calves, Cows, Lambs, Member Farms, Recipes, Sheep

Sheep pedicure at Yellingham Farm!

With the Rams starting to strut their stuff and curl their top lip in anticipation of what lies ahead, I knew it was time to make sure my Jacobs ewes were fit and ready for “tupping” time. (I love that

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