No. 107 April
News from the Farm No. 107 April

With fine weather forecasted, we are planning to get on with the potato planting and drilling the sugar beet

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April
Farm Shop News April

Lovely Local Lamb It’s definitely spring when lamb is on the menu. We stock locally reared lamb from Moor Farm, Newborough, less than 10 miles from us & where all their lamb is born & fed. T

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Close Encounters by Andrew Cooper
Latest News Close Encounters by Andrew Cooper

Like much of the country, we have five kinds of owl here in Devon, some common, some rare, all highly secretive. The Short-eared owl is a regular winter visitor in small numbers, while the Long-eared

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Room for another?
Gallery Room for another?

Old farm buildings are good for wildlife. There are 15 Tree Sparrows on this Barn roof - all possibly planning to nest in it. Stock Doves and Barn Owls also nest in the barn.

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March
Farm Shop News March

It’s starting to feel very spring-like in the Farm Shop with some of our favourite fruit & vegetables beginning to make a welcome return.

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No. 106 March
News from the Farm No. 106 March

So far we have been lucky and the avian flu restrictions have not affected us, unlike other farmers. If hens can’t be let out after a certain number of weeks, this could mean the hens, and their egg

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Keeping an eye out for the first of our summer migrant birds
Latest News Keeping an eye out for the first of our summer migrant birds

Although we’re barely into late March, the first of the summer migrants returning back to our shores are already here. The majority of birds which we won’t see for perhaps another month or more, w

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No. 105 February
News from the Farm No. 105 February

There's not much activity in the fields at the moment, but wheat and potatoes continue to be loaded

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February
Farm Shop News February

There are definite signs of Spring in the farm shop with the arrival of locally grown tulips and daffodils

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Bringing the Cirl Bunting back from the brink of oblivion by Andrew Cooper
Latest News Bringing the Cirl Bunting back from the brink of oblivion by Andrew Cooper

Down in the depths of Devon, less than 60 seconds away from the south coast as the peregrine flies, lives a rare little bird. Much of what we do on our farm is aimed at creating the best place for Cir

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Feeding the birds in harder times
Latest News Feeding the birds in harder times

Something we’ve often discussed here in the office at Vine House Farm, is the extent to which many of our customers share our passion for feeding wild birds. When Nicholas first started feeding the

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No. 104 January
News from the Farm No. 104 January

When we're not out on the fields, the time is used mainly for the maintenance of farm equipment

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No. 103 December
News from the Farm No. 103 December

The rain in November didn't cause Nicholas too many problems on the farm and the drilling and ploughing has been completed in record time

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An influx of Chaffinches, Fieldfares and tame Pheasants by Roger Hughes
Latest News An influx of Chaffinches, Fieldfares and tame Pheasants by Roger Hughes

Here in east Sutherland in the north of Scotland, it’s been an unusually dry autumn with very little rain and none of the usual westerly gales. We’ve had a few cold spells with temperatures remain

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No. 102 November
News from the Farm No. 102 November

Good weather has meant we've been able to drill our winter wheat. Summer visitors have now migrated south and some of our winter visitors have arrived early.

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Now is the time to increase the food supply for the birds in your garden
Latest News Now is the time to increase the food supply for the birds in your garden

This week sees a return to colder temperatures across the UK, and with this we’re already seeing more birds on our feeders at Vine House Farm – and no doubt it’s the same story in your garden. A

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