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£160.00 Honey Bees

Vigorous, over wintered five frame nucs. Proven, marked 2016 queens from stock bred in North Devon for over 60 years. Ring 01271 883687 and leave message


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.


CLASSICAL MILEEND ALPACAS

Chas Brooke and Rachel Hebditch have stock for sale - pregnant females, stud males, pet males, sheep guards - from their herd of 200 alpacas. On farm training is available to new buyers plus a range of husbandry and fibre courses. Award winning males - blacks, fawns and whites - are standing at stud in Devon. Our yarn manufacturing company UK Alpaca will buy your fleece and sells yarn and our magazine Alpaca World will keep you up to date on all the latest industry developments. Visitors welcome, to make an appointment call us on 01884 243579 or email rachel@alpaca-uk.co.uk . Web: 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


Alpacas for sale

male and female all BAS Registered. Rare Breed Saddleback pigs. Pork Boxes available. On site Butchery available for daily rental. Anglers & gardeners we produce worms for all your fishing and composting needs. A family run business run by Rob and Margaret Hiscock Tel 01409 211359/07974817534. Website: www.overpriestacottfarm.co.uk Email: margarethiscock@overpriestacottfarm.co.uk


CHICKS, CHUCKS AND MUCKY DUCKS

suppliers and breeders of good quality chickens and ducks. We sell female chicks and ducklings to POL. Usually we stock Blue Marans, Light & Silver Sussex, Copper Blacks, Cou Cou Marans, Barred Rocks, Rhode Rocks. Aylesburys, Khaki Campbell's, & Runner Ducks. Breeding stock available to see. We guarantee our stock, which is vaccinated & wormed. Small on site shop for your feed feeders drinkers bedding etc. Boarding service available all year round. Easy to find between Holsworthy and Bude, visitors welcome anytime but its best to call for an appointment Tel: Elaine 07833 647140


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


ULTRASOUND scanning for pregnancy of sheep, cattle, pigs, dogs and alpacas. Covering Southwest region. Competitive rates. Contact Colin Ottery 01884 38782 / 07773 440354, Cullompton

Experienced SHEEP SHEARERS prompt reliable service, no flock too small. Call Dawn on 07974 188821, preferably in the evening. Launceston

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


STONEWORK.

Dry stone walls, mortared walls, flagstone paving, cobble or sett paving, patios, paved steps, romantic stone arches and any repairs and re-pointing required. A wide variety of stone can be obtained and also quoins, lintels, gateposts and troughs. Cob repairs and rendering. Cam Stonework provides a friendly service and free quotes Throughout South Devon. Contact Cameron on 01626 824521 or 07921 773008. email: Camerongroves@btinternet.com


For sale from a Prizewinning flock. Shearling lambs and a selection of females from ewe lambs to full mouth ewes generally available. Shropshires are renowned and unique for their use within orchards, vineyards and Christmas tree plantations as they do not bark trees AND they also produce quality meat with excellent flavour. Contact Liz Bowles (Cullompton) on 01884 32983

BALWEN, JACOB, SHROPSHIRE & COLOURED RYELAND 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 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 including Large Fowl and Bantams, 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


Our flock of up to 80 SHETLAND SHEEP

are organic, pedigree and registered. Starter flocks, shearlings, ewes, ewes and lambs available - with many colours including white, black, moorit, grey and fawn katmoget, and multicolours. Smaller sheep than commercial breeds, they are easy to keep; their fleece is prized by spinners, and the meat is darker and less fatty than other breeds. We sometimes have older girls available at a nominal cost to help keep grass trimmed. We also have a more commercial breed of sheep, the LLEYN from the Welsh peninsula of the same name. They are also organic, pedigree and registered. The Lleyn is a medium sized sheep, prolific and gives meaty carcasses. Shearlings and lambs available in season, ewes with / without lambs available most of the year. Advice is given in how to manage the sheep you acquire. DEXTER CATTLE - we run a small herd of 20+ organic Dexters with our own prize bull. Our Dexters are long legged, with good backends. Not the sort seen at shows which are mostly short legged and tiny, but more substantial; even so they are smaller and more easily managed than larger commercial cattle. Very easy calvers. They are all pedigree and registered. Heifers usually available for sale. Do come to see our stock. We can provide lamb meat boxes from June to November, and Dexter beef boxes in December. We are located just north of Barnstaple at Bowden Farm in Muddiford. 01271 850502 or sales@bowdenfarm.com


DRYSTONE WALLING, HEDGE LAYING, COPPICING, SMALL TREE WORK, GENERAL CONSERVATION undertaken by Tavistock Taskforce Community Interest Company. Experienced team of conservation volunteers of all ages and abilities available to work in West and South Devon and South East Cornwall. Reasonable rates. Please ring Peter O'Dell for more information on 01822 610071

WOODLAND ACTIVITIES, HORSE LOGGING AND FAMILY EXPLORE DAYS.

Courage Copse Creatives, run horse logging courses and family explore days throughout the year. Please check out the website for full details. All set within a working woodland in the Taw Valley N Devon. Also group visits arranged through the year please contact with your enquiry. www.couragecopse.co.uk 01769 540 446 contact Katy or Vince.


Pig Keeping Courses are held at Smallicombe Farm

throughout the year. 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 be able to 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 available 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 2016:

Wednesday 10th August - Summer Pruning of Fruit Trees; Saturday 17th September - Hedging and Shelter Planting; October - Autumn Apple Display at Nursery throughout October; Saturday 15th October - Thornhayes Nursery 25th Year Autumn Celebration Event - apple tasting, displays, tours, etc.; Wednesday 7th December - Trained Fruit, How to Do It; Wednesday 14th 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