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Winter walks and woodburners…….

Little Comfort Farm sits astride the parish boundary between West Down and Braunton Parishes. The parish boundary stone is on the bridge over the River Caen. From the farm to Braunton is quite a long walk, but from here to West

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Enjoy a Jurassic jaunt in Seaton!

Seaton Jurassic is a community-led centre that engages thousands of people with East Devon’s unique geological, coastal and marine heritage. Seaton has fabulous natural assets on its doorstep. In terms of the Jurassic Coast, Seaton is the gateway for the wilderness

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Why not ‘take tea’ in stunning surroundings?

Set in a dramatic river gorge and surrounded by ancient woodlands, this tea room and National Trust shop are well worth a visit. The area of Watersmeet and Countisbury comprises 2,000 acres of wonderful walking country with breath-taking views and

Posted in Beach, gardens, walks, Wildlife

Try the Tarka Trail!

The Tarka Trail is a series of footpaths and cycle-paths around North Devon that follow the route taken by the fictional character of Tarka the otter, in the book of that name written by Henry Williamson in 1927.  It covers

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Cows wait for the Cuckoo!

The sound of the Cuckoo is becoming increasingly rare, so I was pleased to hear a neighbour say they had heard the Cuckoo one morning. My father in law always used to say that the cows couldn’t go back out

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Barley’s bad day…….

Every so often one of our five farm dogs has a bad day. Last Spring it was Barley, our Clumber spaniel, who had what he would describe as a very bad day. He is not a dog to over exert

Posted in Farm Dogs, Fox, Member Farms, Wildlife

Finding Fred……….

Life is never dull on the farm and you never know quite what is going to happen next.  Last week Roger, the farmer, headed out to repair some fences.  The next thing I knew, I had an agitated phone call

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Farm Dog Stories – shooting season…

It’s the start of the shooting season and once again gundog owners and their dogs get out the dummies for a brush-up on various retrieval routines. Not all gundogs, though, welcome dummy training and our spaniels, the Springers; Jessie and

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Farm Dog Stories – Blackberry picking

Over the past weeks it’s been blackberrying time down on the farm, but not just for us humans.  Foxes, in particular, are keen blackberry pickers, and so are our five farm dogs. Over the years they have learned just how

Posted in Farm Dogs, Member Farms, Recipes, Wildlife

Little Comfort Farm Diary

This week, we have taken a lovely blog post from one of our farms, Little Comfort Farm, who recently held a charity open garden day. You can read all about it here… We were blessed with one of those wonderful,

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