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Tiverton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10.5
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 84840
Country: England

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Last Updated: April 24, 2018

We are a 26 acre traditional smallholding in mid-devon. We are renovating the land, which has been largely unused for a century. We keep rare breed sheep, goats, and chickens, and hope to include pigs shortly.

We have a large ongoing task in repairing / cutting back the hedge rows, with a view to repariing the banks, re-planting the gaps, and being able to lay the hedges in future years. We've also begun planting a new wood copse in one field, and plan to plant a traditional orchard in another.

One thing we have struggled with is getting our veg gardening up to scratch. We have experience and enthusiasm, but not enough hours in the day!

Whilst not being registered organic, we self-impose most of that system. We do treat the animals with medicines, but on an evidence-based basis.

Our over-arching approach is one of sustainability.

We would ideally like to find a person or a couple who was prepared to stay for several months of the spring/summer/autumn, and help with creating the veg garden from scratch, assist with management of the livestock, and generally help out around the place. We will provide caravan accomodation with an outside composting toilet, in a seculded part of the smallholding.

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