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Heifer Calf September 02, 2017
A beautiful red heifer calf has been born on the farm.  Well done Sparkle... ... [MORE]

Turkey paddock September 06, 2016
We have been really busy this year with the turkeys.  They are now 3 months old. They spent the first 5 weeks in their newly converted house un... [MORE]

Puppy Time August 31, 2016
   After much deliberation, we decided to breed from our beautiful Labrador, Hope. She had passed all the necessary health tests with fly... [MORE]

Lambing and Calving 2016 February 27, 2016
A bad start to the year!  We scanned our ewes as usual after Christmas and were told that the lambs had died in 2 of the ewes.  After call... [MORE]

Christmas 2015 January 08, 2016
We would like to thank all our customers for supporting us again this year. This was an incredible year for us with our turkeys completely selling ... [MORE]

Time Flies September 19, 2015
So what has happened on the farm since spring? Well, one exciting project was planting a small wood with the help of the Woodland Trust.The wood ha... [MORE]

SPRING! March 18, 2015
Fantastic time of year! Our new British Lop Sow, Lady, produced 11 piglets. Our 3 Cows, Sparkle, Panna Cotta and Lily have given us 3 beautiful ca... [MORE]

New Born!!!! September 30, 2014
 I was checking the animals Sunday evening.  Plodding round the fields as usual feeding pigs and sheep.  I have a field with ... [MORE]

Christmas update September 08, 2014
The turkeys are now 3 months old and growing extremely well.  They have been free ranging in their paddock since they were 6 weeks old.  T... [MORE]

Surprise Landing August 15, 2014
Our family visited for a couple of weeks in August and one day their friends popped over to see them and the farm.  One of the children said th... [MORE]

Turkeys Free Range for 1st Time July 20, 2014
The turkeys are 6 weeks old now and have grown their feathers.  They are no longer reliant on the heat of the brooder and are ready to take the... [MORE]

TFTA Members' Day June 26, 2014
We are members of the Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association and this year is their 30th Anniversary.  We were chosen to hold the Members' Da... [MORE]

Turkeys Arrive! June 08, 2014
The turkeys have arrived!  They are a day old and look so cute at this age.  We have increased our numbers this year as we sol... [MORE]

Easter Lambs April 19, 2014
Our friends visited over Easter and Joe helped to feed the Lambs. ... [MORE]

Lambing Time March 29, 2014
We have had a great lambing season this year and are all finished now.  The lambs are a lovely mixture of black, brown and white.  The p... [MORE]

Turkeys December 31, 2013
It has been a very hectic couple of weeks preparing the turkeys!  Everything was organised and ready and then the storm hit on Monday... [MORE]

Boxing day walk December 31, 2013
    Time to relax and have a lovely walk with Hope.  My christmas present was a new camera and so I have a few photos to share! ... [MORE]

Turkeys October 17, 2013
I can't believe how the time flies by.  The turkeys arrived in early June and are growing well and look striking in the sunshine with their bea... [MORE]

Middle White Piglets Arrive February 25, 2013
Poppit has produced another beautiful litter of Middle White Piglets.  She started building her nest in the late afternoon on 13/2/13.&nbs... [MORE]

Another first for Hollin Root Farm January 26, 2013
7am on 28 December, I nipped outside in the cold to check the animals were all ok and Lily, our Dexter cow, had started calving!  I was so exci... [MORE]

More Prizes for Hollin Root Farm December 06, 2012
We entered the Ashford christmas show again this year with our turkeys and we are really pleased to have won a hen class, won a stag class and achie... [MORE]

PUPPY ARRIVES! October 08, 2012
We sadly lost our beloved labrador Beaux in July after almost 14 years.  She was our first dog.  We picked her up at 12 weeks old on the d... [MORE]

TASTEFEST2012 August 23, 2012
We attended the Tastefest event on 18 and 19 August with some of our farm animals.  We wanted to show the link between food and where it comes ... [MORE]

Christmas is coming! June 18, 2012
Christmas is coming!  Our turkey poults are now 10 days old and doing well.  They have a heat lamp for warmth for a few weeks and will be ... [MORE]

Litter of Kune Kune Piglets April 26, 2012
Lottie has produced a lovely colourful litter of 8 piglets.  A nice easy farrowing in early evening was most appreciated by all!   ... [MORE]

DEXTER COWS ARRIVE April 05, 2012
Dexter cattle have finally arrived on the farm after many months of discussion.      Needles Hall Panna Cotta and Simston L... [MORE]

Middle White Piglets March 19, 2012
Our Sow, Poppit, produced a beautiful litter of 9 pedigree piglets on 15.02.12.  This is her 4th litter. All are doing well and she is a fanta... [MORE]

New Arrivals February 08, 2012
The first litter of 2012 piglets arrived on 1 February.  Dottie our kune kune sow struggled as the first piglet was presented backwards with hi... [MORE]

First Lambs arrive on farm February 08, 2012
Our ewes are housed in our barn ready for lambing.  They were scanned back in December, so we know which are expecting singles and twins. ... [MORE]

Champion Turkey December 11, 2011
Great news for Hollin Root Farm! We entered the Ashford Market Christmas show last week with our Turkeys. We achieved 2nd in the Bronze turkey cla... [MORE]

Home for retired Ewes June 30, 2011
The first livestock to arrive on the farm over 9 years ago were Manx Loaghtan ewes and lambs.  These rare breed primitive sheep originate from ... [MORE]