2022 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, 27th March Mother Day, Good Friday 15th, Easter Day & Bank Holidays 17th & 18th April, 2nd May, Bank Holiday 2nd & 3d June (Queens Jubilee)

Easter Egg Hunts; RHS Rosemoor 9th – 24th April, Hartland Abbey & Gardens 17th & 18th April, Clovelly 4th – 18th April

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)

15th May, 22nd May & 5th June 2022 – Point to Point at Bratton Down.

Clovelly and events taking place at Clovelly during 2022 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: 19th June – Fathers Day and Summer Bank Holiday 29th August.

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Putsborough Beach body boarders

Summer Local Events

June – Roses at RHS Rosemoor

12th June Open Farm Sunday

June – South Molton Olde English Fayre.

17th – 19th June 2022 – Gold Coast Ocean Festival, Woolacombe & Croyde

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

Clovelly Harbour, Devon

10th July Croyde Ocean Triathlon

30th June, 1st & 2nd July 2021 – Devon County Show at Westpoint Exeter

3rd August 2022 – North Devon Show, Barnstaple

19, 20 & 21st 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 9th – 18th Heritage Open Days

15th – 24th September 2022- Appledore Book Festival

 

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
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