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Newsletter No 18

It’s our first newsletter of the year, and we wish everyone a great year. We want to also say a big “hello” to all our new followers, and there are many. Thank you.


This time of the year it is always wet and muddy on the farm, but this year is it exceptional. Some of the pregnant cows are still eating haylage in the fields and can take shelter under the huge hedges if they wish. They are a breed called “South Devon”, and so as a native breed, grow a thick woolly coat.

Some of the cows have calved, safely, and all are doing well. These are the first calves by our new bull “Romany”. They are born small, and grow quickly, and we are very pleased with them.

The pigs don’t want to be left out either, and our first litter is already here, and we have about 3 left to sell, I think.

Romany, looking proud


Although returned to a horse paddock in October, it will be brought back into a good field for campers, and in particular for campers wanting to hire A WHOLE FIELD just to themselves, for their friends, family and special occasions.

More information is on our Blog No 17 and our camping page.

The next big projects are:

NEW water treatment system, in preparation for showers (hopefully) next year

and NEW cabinets to house electric plugs so you can charge your devices, safely, in a locked cabinet.

Enquiries are to in the first instance, and dates are only saved once a deposit is received!


Our first beef of the year has arrived, and the website shop has been updated. Some popular cuts are selling out, so put in your order please. A minimum order of £60 gets you free delivery within a 30 mile radius. Following this, the next deliveries will be in April. Pork is not on the website, but if you wish to order, please let us know by email to


Onwards and upwards towards lighter nights and Spring when we welcome back our EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES. With 25 FREE of charge visits here for children under 16, we look forward to hearing from schools how we can bring their “curriculum to life” with pond dipping, habitat trails, animal tours all geared to your class! Teachers are able to book a “block of lessons”if they wish – in the past this has been used by SEND teachers.

Best wishes for the coming month from John and Pat