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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.

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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

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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

Posted in Cows, Lambs, pets, Sheep, Shepherd, village show

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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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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