So what is it really like to be a smallholder? To keep a few animals the way you want to keep them, just enough to feed your own family, with a little surplus left over to sell from time to time.
This is how it used to be done in the days of our great, great grandfather, when food was food, fresh and tasty and dodgy additives were yet to be invented.
Come and spend the day with us; meet, stroke and cuddle the characters on the farm that make up our micro world. Including the General Lee and Kernicky our Berkshire Boars, the Berkshire sows; Whinny, Penny and Trouble, The Oxford Sandy and Black cross bred sows, Black Bum and Spotty Bum and more likely than not there will be baby piglets to hug. Meet the sheep, chickens, Geese, Ducks, Turkeys and quail, Dex our farm dog and Georgie and Alfie the horses not forgetting the nanny goats Bee the Beautiful, Curry, Delilah and our new addition the elegant Ellie and finally of course Solomon the Great Dane
Join in with the routines of feeding and watering and help out with the day to day jobs of moving animals, foot trimming, bedding down, checking fencing and egg collecting.
Share lunch with us from the produce of the smallholding and then in the afternoon work it all off down on the land or, if you would prefer, try your hand at a little dairying (make butter, live yoghurt or quick cheese), bread making.
But most of all, spend the day as an Exmoor smallholder and taste the good life, literally!
The cost of this course is £110 per person based on two people booking.
Our courses are bespoke and private
We do not put people together that don't know each other so it is just you, us and the farm. We will invite you to join us for lunch each day. It is usually something you have made or produce from the farm.
Our courses also make great presents and we would be happy to email a gift certificate to you