Hagrid’s Fireplace among the apple blossom

In our orchard, there is a special place designed for outdoor cooking or picnicking; a raised fireplace, some handmade seating and tables, and our giant rocking chair (made from fallen branches on the farm), which gave this magical, tranquil spot the name of Hagrid's...

Snow in mid March!

It has been a strange year for weather, with quite a mild wet winter, and then such cold conditions in March! But there is always plenty to do here; a crunchy walk through the frosty fields, or a trip to the wild Atlantic beaches to watch the waves (from a warm...

Jackdaws in the old Stone Barn

Spring seems to be in the air here at Tuell Farm. All the birds are looking very busy, feeding themselves up by stolen snacks from the chickens feed, or from the bird tables and feeders we have around the farm, getting ready for the season of singing and nesting. The...

The Magnolia Tree

Here is a photo of the magnolia tree at Tuell Farm in its glorious pink splendour! We look forward to it coming out every year, and just hope there isn't too much wind and rain so that it will...

Pixielot is off to be trained!

Our little Dartmoor Hill pony has gone to a stables up the road to learn how to be ridden. She seemed very unsure of the horse box, as she was last in one when she came off the moor as a wild untamed foal. But with quite a lot of patience and carrots, she eventually...

May is a glorious time of year!

We have had a wonderful half term with beautiful sunshine! We went to Tintagel and experienced knightly capers high above the sea cliffs c/o English Heritage, and visited the beach at Crackington Haven. Walks amongst the fields of bright yellow, on the hill above the...

The Bluebell Wood

The bluebells are in full bloom, lining the banks, hedgerows and woods. We have just discovered 8 early purple orchids in our orchard, which is very exciting. This is Nutmeg, our springer spaniel in the bluebell wood at the end of the orchard.              ...

Spring Lambs at Tuell Farm

In perfect time for the Easter holidays, we have some Grey Faced Dartmoor lambs springing about the fields (although here they are sleeping in the warm spring sunshine!) They are particularly cute, as Grey Faced Dartmoors have very fluffy legs and a black splott on...

Apple Blossom in the orchards

The apple blossom is out in the orchards, looking very pretty in soft pink and white. The flowers look promising for a good crop of apples for the Tuell Farm apple juice and cider. We press once a year, and our cider and juice is available to buy at the farm gate. It...

The Barley is Ripening, Tamar Strawberries in the shops!

The sun is shining, the barley ripening; perfect for a summer evenings walk, in the fields above Tuell Farm. The Tamar River Valley is famed for its market garden produce such as early strawberries, that would be shipped overnight to London, due to its own clement...