Sheep

Spring on the farm

Spring has arrived at Stolford Farm and it’s blooming lovely! With spring flowers popping up everywhere and the trees starting to blossom there’s a real sense of re-awakening around the farm and cottages. We’ll be welcoming our first lambs over the next few weeks and are looking forward to watching them leaping around the fields. …

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Red Deer 3

Can you spot the deer?

They’re a bit blurred but they were taken from my mobile.  As you walk the bridleways and tracks you will see single animals or large groups, and the quieter you are, the more you’ll see.  They can clear fences in one effortless bound and when you startle them close up in the woods, mostly you …

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Hedge Trimmer

Keeping the hedges tidy

Another new investment this year was our Shelbourne Reynolds (made in Britain!) hedge trimmer.  Farms on Exmoor like to keep their hedges a little higher, with a bit of overhang to protect the sheep and cattle from the worst of the weather.  Sheep like a bit of shade too, in the hotter months.  It took …

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Winter on Stolford Farm

Winter on the Farm

Bleak mid-winter? I think not! With a heavy snow fall and a bright blue sky today The Brendon Hills looks more like the French Alps. The air is crystal clear and fresh up here at Stolford Farm and the views are stunning. Perfect weather for wrapping up warm, digging out the snow boots and taking …

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Baling in October

Baling in October

Last summer was remarkable for its long, dry summer, but that played havoc with the grass.  Stolford farm looked like Texas for nearly three months, but we got an unexpected bonus in the Autumn with a decent amount of rain and some good late sunshine..  So the other remarkable thing was haymaking in October, which …

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