The bonus of being predictable
Latest News The bonus of being predictable

The early arrival of Spring weather down here in South Devon has given us a kaleidoscope of floral colour. The snowdrops have barely come into bloom, before being quickly followed by primroses, daffod

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Issue 130 March
News from the Farm Issue 130 March

The early Spring weather was lovely while it lasted, but unseasonal weather is no good to farmers.

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Issue 129 February
News from the Farm Issue 129 February

We've been out drilling Spring Barley - unusual for this time of year

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Nest Box Week 2020
Latest News Nest Box Week 2020

What is National Nest Box Week? National Nest Box Week is an annual event that has been taking place for over twenty years, and always runs between 14th and 21st February – the significance of th

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Cold comfort
Latest News Cold comfort

Although the  winter solstice is past and days are now slowly but surely getting longer, the coldest weather is still to come. Even down here in South Devon within a stone's throw of the English Rivi

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Issue 128 January
News from the Farm Issue 128 January

The sugar beet fields are the last to be harvested this month

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Issue 127 December
News from the Farm Issue 127 December

We had a wonderful autumn for harvesting

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Is your garden wildlife-ready for winter?
Latest News Is your garden wildlife-ready for winter?

With most of the leaves now off the trees and with a cold snap this week, it’s a reminder that autumn will soon move aside for the long winter months. This means, of course, that we all start to thi

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Prescribing birds
Latest News Prescribing birds

We all know and appreciate the enjoyment that feeding the birds in your garden can bring, but maybe there is more to this than we thought! You may well have read about an unusual approach to healthcar

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Issue 126 November
News from the Farm Issue 126 November

Nicholas discusses the benefits of using direct drilling, not only to the soil but to wildlife too

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All things bright and beautiful
Latest News All things bright and beautiful

It must be Autumn.  Soft golden light, misty mornings and heavy dew glistening on the grass. Despite the unseasonal warm day, summer is fading fast. The countryside is preparing for winter.  Birds b

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The Big Easy
Latest News The Big Easy

Nothing lasts forever, and that's undoubtedly true of bird feeders. After all, they are out in some of the most atrocious weather and are often subjected to some pretty harsh treatment by birds and s

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Issue 125 October
News from the Farm Issue 125 October

Dry weather is great for harvesting - but sometimes it can be too dry. An inch of rain would help.

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Vine House Farm Launches New Hedgehog Food
Latest News Vine House Farm Launches New Hedgehog Food

Vine House Farm is proud to announce that we have launched new Hedgehog Food, which has been carefully formulated to provide the perfect nutritional balance. Although we are best known for our high-qu

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Applying a big conservation mind-set to your own outdoor space
Latest News Applying a big conservation mind-set to your own outdoor space

Much of the conservation measures aimed at supporting bird populations are of course on a relatively grand scale – and rightly so. Indeed, my farm, Vine House Farm in the Lincolnshire Fens, is over

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Issue 124 September
News from the Farm Issue 124 September

Our wheat harvest had a good yield with quantities on average with the last five years.

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