2021 Huxtable Farm and North Devon & Exmoor Events Calendar

Spring on the Farm

Jacob lamb at Hxtable Farm B&B, Devon

Jacob lamb at Huxtable Farm B&B, Devon

If the hens decide to go broody during March we will endeavour to have some chicks hatching around Easter and our small flock of Jacob ewes are due to lamb during April.

This is a beautiful time of year, when the snowdrops are out followed by sunshine, yellow daffodils and primroses. The birds are busy preparing their nests and deer, both roe and Exmoor red can be seen grazing in the woodland. Mid February the pond comes alive with frogs and toads returning to spawn in the pond.

Dates to remember: 14th February – Valentines Day, 16th February Pancake Day, 14th March Mother Day, 4th April Easter Day & Bank Holidays 5th April, 3rd & 21st May.

Queens Theatre, Barnstaple, North Devon – What’s on

What’s on at National Trust Property, Arlington Court and Carriage Museum.

Point-to-point racing in North Devon (Bratton Down & Umberleigh)

Point-to-point racing in North Devon (Bratton Down & Umberleigh)

16th May, 23rd May & 6th June 2021 – Point to Point at Bratton Down.

Clovelly and events taking place at Clovelly during 2021 e.g Clovelly Lobster & Crab Festival

RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Devon

RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Devon

RHS Rosemoor Events

Summer on the Farm

Lets hope the sun shines in June & July as it’s the time to make hay and/or silage. Experience seeing the sheep being shorn. Enjoy long sunny days days on the sandy beaches, Saunton and Woolacombe or a picnic on the farm by the pond. During these months time is spent picking the ripe fruit in the garden & making jam for the breakfast table.

Dates to remember: 20th June – Fathers Day and Summer Bank Holiday 30th August.

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Summer Local Events

June – Rosea at RHS Rosemoor

June 2020 – Point to Point at Umberleigh.

13th June Open Farm Sunday

7th June – National Sandcastle Competition – Westward Ho! Beach

June – South Molton Olde English Fayre.

19th -21st June 2020 – Gold Coast Ocean Festival, Woolacombe & Croyde

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

4th July Croyde Ocean Triathlon

2nd, 3rd & 4th July 2021 – Devon County Show at Westpoint Exeter

4th August 2021 – North Devon Show, Barnstaple

13th, 14th & 15th August RHS Rosemoor Flower Show

To see what else is on during these months e.g. at North Devon Theatres, Arlington Court or RHS Rosemoor Gardens please click on the spring links above

Autumn on the Farm

Fungi found on the farm walk The orchard apples are collected and the harvest is in. This is the time of year the rams are put back in with their girls, tupping time! The darker nights are drawing in so it’s lovely having had a day out, enjoying the autumn colours, to return to the warm comfort of the crackling log fire. Explore the farm with it’s Devon Wildlife Farm Trail and find a varied variety of fungi.

Harvesting Figs, Blackberries, Apples & Tomatoes

Harvesting Figs, Blackberries, Apples & Tomatoes

Autumn Local Events

September 10th – 19th Heritage Open Days

16th – 25th September 2021- Appledore Book Festival

September 2021 – North Devon Art Trek

 

 

To see what else is on during these months e.g. at North Devon Theatres, Arlington Court or RHS Rosemoor Gardens please click on the spring links above

Winter on the Farm

This is the time of year to enjoy the dark starry nights at Huxtable Farm, as we are located in a low light pollution area. It’s also a great time for getting ready for Christmas with many Christmas Fairs & Markets

Dates to remember: Guy Fawkes Firework Night 5th November.

North Devon Farmers Markets
South Molton Pannier Market – Thursdays & Saturdays 7.30am – 2pm
Barnstaple Pannier Market – Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 7.30am – 1pm (Mondays & Thursdays – Craft & General, Wednesdays – Antiques & Collectables)
Lynton Town Hall – First Saturday of the month, 10am – 12.30pm
Ilfracombe, The Lantern Centre, High St – Fisrt Sunday of the month April – Dec 10am – 12.30pm
Combe Martin, Village Hall – Third Saturday of the month 9.30am – 12 noon
Bideford Pannier Market Stalls & Studios – Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm – North Devon’s Unique Art – Craft Gift & General Market