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We finally got round to producing a quarterly newsletter in response to numerous requests and now we’ve written no.27. Just click on the date to download a pdf of the newsletter you’d like to read. Please allow a moment or two for the document to open.



Celebrating the turn of the seasons, lambskins lambskins lambskins, What’s a mule, HighGround, hogget, new websites

Playing catch-up, experimental pork, calving 2017, lambing 2017, Countryside Stewardship delivering results, lamb box time

Beautiful autumn, experimental piglets, Cumbrian Herdwicks, Debbie’s Diary, Countryside Stewardship, tupping time and fungi

Summer tales, no-weaning approach, Rainbow Warrior, geese meet cows, grass snakes on the move, Countryside Stewardship gets going, seasonal recipe: courgette bolognaise

In praise of Spring, lambing 2016, Devon Rubies head to Gloucestershire, the return of the Baking Fool, mechanisation arrives at South Yeo, agile Mack

The turning of the year, Herdwicks in their homeland, bespoke fun, the Scilly Isles, Poilly wows the judges, Countryside Stewardship

Tentatively summer, the lambing of the Herdwicks, Mack goes to school, swallows and herons, shearing and lamb boxes

It’s all about calving, lambing, farrowing and hatching! The Herdwicks arrive, and a catch up with the dogs

Barn owls, Mack the pup, cow hair everywhere, @FarmersOfTheUK, decorating after ten years, loads of Devon Ruby beef recipes and Country Smallholding magazine

Rare beasts, the Oscars, muck gets flung, a holiday, apples and cider and CAKE!

The O show part 2, baby birds, Hi Herd health, foiling escapee sheep, Andrew the baking fool and light rye bread, and of mice and veg.

The O show, grateful but sodden, piggy pleasures, weaning and losing one’s moo, baking not lambing, beware cheap fence posts, Badger Faces on BBC Lambing Live and farewell to Fenn.

Reflecting on the year, the orchard gets a beating, our very first Devon Ruby beef, smallholder courses, and piglets ahoy.

Sex and the single cow, blackberry vinegar, revamping cowshed #2, Pilgrim geese go large, harvesting: first beef, new birds and brambles.

Exporting to Germany, barn owls and lambs, digging ditches, building cob ovens, the horridness of Schmallenberg and grass

The roar of the bull elephant, the baking fool, yet more hedging, horsing around, calves and silver linings

Hunkering down & hibernating, cidermaking, cowshed #2, buttocks and escapee Casanovas

Foraging, building your very own cob oven, more cows, Higher Level Stewardship, on camera and more

Our first Devon Ruby calf, goslings, shearing, sunny jims, making brawn and collecting the rain

Reproduction, rebuilding the old dairy, toe trimming, Pilgrim geese and Grow Your Own

A full year, Whiteface Dartmoors, tractors, turkeys, our new cows, RIP Humphrey

Goats, our first cows, turkeys, kosher salt, green electrickery and putting our plans into action

Celebrating six years on the farm, making plans and more plans.

Wassailing with Wren Music; lambing goes high tech; hedging, banking and fencing; apples and orchards, funding for courses and pork, pork, pork…

Trying to keep warm; premature tupping; cavorting with romantic novelists; welcoming Pilgrim geese and saying goodbye to Mopsa

Fame on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today; going international; Dahlia the Berkshire gilt; building a cob bread oven and taking it easy…

Celebrating our fifth anniversary on the farm; seeing our livestock in print; View from the Field, taking stock…

Berkshire pigs leaning on gate at South Yeo Farm West
Three Red Ruby Devon cows grazing in a field at South Yeo Farm West
Whiteface Dartmoor ewe and lamb at South Yeo Farm West

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