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Fernhill Farm

We acquired Fernhill farm in 1997 in a dilapidated state having been severely under-financed since the 1950’s - the buildings were ruins, hedgerows overgrown, walls unrecognisable and a single water trough to serve the whole farm. Since then Jen and I have been rehabilitating the landscape under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) and Higher Level Entry Scheme (HLS) guidelines. Almost 20 years later Fernhill is an efficient livestock breeding farm; hedge are re-established and our house is a family home again

Our Shetland ewes spend the Autumn months on top of the Mendip hills feasting on flavoursome herbs ready for the tupping season in November. April lambing & Calving in mid-Summer ensures our fields come alive with the sounds of motherhood

Incorporating Fernhill as the maternal safe base, all our sheep & cows becoming efficient land management tools when travelling around the Mendip hills at various times of the year seeking fresh clean pastures – we believe soil activity is an essential element for the health of our struggling planet & thus, large mobs graze intensively for short periods of time to create a natural grazing system