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£75.00 Bee keeping course
Okehampton Beekeepers are running a Beekeeping Training Course of 8 evening sessions. These will be fortnightly from January 17th through to April 25th next year (2018). The course costs £75, payable in advance at the initial session on January 17th and includes a free copy of the excellent BBKA textbook, The BBKA  Guide to Beekeeping (normal cost £18). The course will follow the syllabus required for the BBKA Basic Assessment. Candidates may wish to take this exam following course completion (but this is not mandatory). Sessions will be run at the Whiddon Down Village Hall from 7 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday evenings. Meeting Dates are January 17th, January 31st February 14th, February 21st, March 14th and 28th, April 11th and 25th. There will in addition be a number of follow-up practical sessions in May and June, giving the opportunity to handle and inspect colonies of bees, putting into practice knowledge learnt during the course. To book a place on the course or for further information please contact Ray King by phone on 01363 772007 or by E-mail at roadpark@btinternet.com

£40.00 SHEEP SHEARING

Sheep shearing services available. No flock too big or small.

Contact Oli on 07990034812

Specialist Insurance for Smallholders

Isca Barum provide tailored insurance solutions for smallholders & landowners. Our service is personal and friendly and includes an in-house claims team – an invaluable asset to our clients. With over thirty years’ experience, we can deal with all the following areas and more: Livestock Property Vehicles Employers, public and product liability Isca Barum Insurance Brokers are completely independent, providing insurance solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Our success is due to the quality of our people. We all share a passion for providing our clients with the highest possible level of personal service. Find out how we can improve your insurance experiences – contact us today Isca Barum Insurance Brokers Personal. Professional. Independent. Call us on 0345 241 6501 www.smallholdersinsurance.co.uk Isca Barum Insurance Brokers Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority


Botanicals 4 Animals

Herbal healing for horses, pets amd livestock. Compliment your animals' veterinary care with natural products. All physical and emotional issues addressed. Optimum health rebalancing and a range of herbal solutions. Health care advise for organic systems. Rosie Wibberley BSc. IAZ 07814 052742 www.middleruckham.co.uk

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Exeter Extensions

Are you looking for an extension, loft conversion or to build your own home? With all building work undertaken Exeter extensions are the right choice for you! We offer competitive rates, all works fully insured and over 30 years building experience! For a free, no obligation quote give us a call today! 07954 414987 or 07817 309948. www.exeterextensions.co.uk


THE HEN HOUSE FARM

A rare and contemporary poultry breeder set between the banks of the Tavy and Tamar in Devon. We have for sale fertilised eggs by post from a range of breeds including Plymouth Rock, Barnevelders, Welsummers, Arucanas, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Indian Game, Blue Mottled Barbu D'uccles as well as Aylsebury ducks and Ebden geese. A high welfare business looking to give excellent customer service and ethical values. Email: paul@thehenhousefarm.co.uk Twitter: @thehenhousefarm Facebook: the hen house farm.


ALPACAS FOR SALE

Classical MileEnd Alpacas - pregnant females, stud males, pet males, sheep and chicken flock guards for sale from prize winning herd, based near Tiverton. Reasonable prices. All stock sold are tested with the Enferplex blood test for bovine TB under the British Alpaca Society's voluntary scheme. Fibre and yarn for sale from UK Alpaca Ltd, our manufacturing company that buys fleece from alpaca breeders. Keep up with the latest industry developments with Alpaca World magazine. Visitors welcome, call us on 01884 243579 or email rachel@alpaca-uk.co.uk. Websites www.alpaca-uk.co.uk; www.ukalpaca.com; www.alpacaworldmagazine.com


FURLEY HERD OF DEXTER CATTLE

Prime Dexter beef and Balwen lamb for sale at the Farm Gate or free local delivery. Butchered and vacuum packed by local craft butcher. Beef boxes or individually priced steaks, joints and other cuts available. Animals traditionally reared on the farm and fed on grass and our own hay from species rich meadows on the Blackdown Hills. Pedigree Dexter cattle and Balwen sheep for sale. Contact: Hazel Riley 01404 881330 or 07730 051122; email: hazelfurleydexter@btinternet.com


CHICKENS, DUCKS, QUAIL, GEESE, & MORE,

if you want poultry then come to Moon Ridge Farm. Over 120 species. We have over nine breeds of POL chicken, fully vaccinated, outdoor reared, hardy friendly and productive. We breed and rear all our own ducks, geese, quail, waterfowl, peafowl, guinea fowl, pheasants, swans and rhea. Come and visit our farm we have, pygmy goats, wallabies, Mara and tame deer - all for sale as well. We have a poultry shop selling locally made poultry housing and British made poultry equipment as well as feed etc. from our local mill. All our livestock is sold healthy and true to breed standards. WE GUARANTEE OUR POULTRY so you can be sure you are buying the best. We are open Wednesday to Saturday 10.30 am - 5 p.m. no appointment required. Also at Moon Ridge is the Poultry Lodge - a poultry boarding service, we are happy to consider boarding any of your smallholders livestock. www.moonridgefarm.co.uk Newton St Cyres, Exeter, Devon. Local and Nationwide delivery service 01392 851190 or 07891 329538 Kate or Merv. FREE FRIENDLY ADVICE, new poultry keepers welcome


WEEKE FARM, Spreyton.

Large selection of fully vaccinated, colourful, Point of Lay hybrid CHICKENS for sale. Amber, Black Sussex, Columbian Blacktail, Blue Haze, Goldline, Light Sussex, Maran Cuivree, Rhode Rock, Speckled Maran, Skyline, White Ranger. Great looking and great laying. We also have a 'One Stop Chicken Shop' stocked with feed, bedding and accessories. Located between Crediton and Okehampton. Please call Sarah or Anthony on 01363 82795, info@weekefarmdevon.co.uk , www.weekefarmdevon.co.uk


ADAMS APPLES.

Apple trees from £8 100+ varieties, dessert, juicing, cider to suit your farm, smallholding. Many other fruit trees, bushes. Discounts for wholesale, community projects schools. Advice and free catalogues. sales@adamsappletrees.co.uk Tel: 01404 841166 Fax: 01404 841196 www.adamsappletrees.co.uk


TREES: FRUIT, ORNAMENTAL AND HEDGING.

Largest range of Westcountry apple varieties, also pears, plums, medlar, quince, nuts. Ornamentals for small gardens up to parklands. Hedging and native trees for all types of farm and country schemes. Also we run courses: see our website for details. Thornhayes Nursery, Cullompton. 01884 266746. www.thornhayes-nursery.co.uk


JOSH NOON TREE SERVICES.

All aspects of tree, hedge & fence work. Quality firewood & Woodchip. Friendly, Reliable & Tidy. Please call Josh on 01363 83863 or 07792 906258 (mid Devon).


BARE ROOT HERITAGE FRUIT TREES for sale this winter.

Good selection of varieties of apple, pear and cherry, many rootstock sizes. Hand-grafted and tended without chemicals at our off-grid small farm, selection of agroforestry plants also available. All raised at Steepholding, Greenham Reach, the Ecological Land Co-op's first site, near Tiverton. www.steepholding.wordpress.com 07949 294364


ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING, BUILDING REGS.

All aspects of Design, Planning (including the new Agricultural Building Permitted Development legislation) and Building Regulation submissions and Contract supervision. New Build, Extensions, Conversions, Holiday Accommodation, Camping, Glamping, Eco and Timber building and design, Agricultural and Forestry Developments. Call Roger for a free initial visit and consultation. Tel. 01297 444416 Mobile. 07909 966422 Email: mail@timberintent.co.uk Web: www.timberintent.co.uk


COLOURED RYELAND, BALWEN, SHROPSHIRE & EXMOOR HORN SHEEP

stock of various ages for breeding/rearing on & spun/raw white/black/brown/grey wools for craft use, soft lamb skin rugs, ½ & whole lamb/mutton/hogget boxes. Naturally reared & grass finished BEEF SHORTHORN & GALLOWAY 10Kg & 15kg beef boxes, beef the way it used to taste, available 3-4 times a year. Fresh ¼ AND ½ pig pork/bacon boxes cut to your requirements, sausages, bacon & gammon regularly available from woodland reared pigs. Can deliver meat boxes by overnight courier nationwide. POULTRY Ixworth, Sabelpoot & Pekin, Cayuga ducks & West of England Geese - HATCHING EGGS & young birds. Advice freely given! One-day SMALLHOLDER TRAINING COURSES on keeping Poultry, Pigs, Sheep, Lambing, Tractors & more... Annual scheduled dates & tailored private days by arrangement. Contact: Gillian or Ian, SOUTH YEO FARM EAST, Tel: 01837 810274 email: info@farmerdixon.co.uk or see www.southyeofarm.co.uk


Pig Keeping Courses at Smallicombe Farm

Ian and Maggie have been breeding pigs for over 25 years and have been passing on their expertise to individuals and DASH members as trainers for over 15 years. Group courses can be arranged through DASH or individually tailored courses can be arranged direct with Ian and Maggie. They will be held at Smallicombe Farm where you will see the award winning Smallicombe Herd of rare breeds of pigs, pedigree Berkshires, pedigree British Lops and Saddleback pigs. You will have the opportunity to see the whole breeding cycle from the huge stud boars and sows to the cute newborn piglets and follow from birth to pork or on to prime breeding stock. Individual courses can be arranged to cater for all aspects of pig keeping from keeping a few weaners to breeding or showing. Maggie is a BPA judge and can help with the finer point's needed for the show ring. Weaners and breeding stock available throughout the year. Award winning en-suite B&B or self-catering accommodation if required. Ian & Maggie Todd, Smallicombe Farm between Honiton & Colyton www.smallicombe.com email stay@smallicombe.com tel. 01404 831310

THORNHAYES NURSERY COURSES AND EVENTS FOR 2017:

Wednesday 9th August - Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees; October - Autumn Apple Display at Nursery throughout October; Friday 13th October – Autumn Apple Tasting; Saturday 14th October – Autumn Apple Tasting; Wednesday 6th December - Trained Fruit, How to Do It; Wednesday 13th December - Traditional Orchard Management/Winter Pruning. Further information about these courses, and also other events that the nursery will be attending, can be found at http://www.thornhayes-nursery.co.uk/eventsdiary.php Please contact the nursery for any other information required and to book your place: Tel: 01884 266746. trees@thornhayes-nursery.co.uk