A303 Sparkford to Ilchester February 22, 2017
https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com/he/a303-sparkford-to-ilchester/ The A303 is the most direct main route between the south east and the sout... [MORE]

New arrival - Farmer's Daughter! January 28, 2015
We are delighted to announce our latest, most exciting arrival - the birth of Farmer Tim & his wife Caroline's first born - a little girl called... [MORE]

New arrivals - Winnie & Roo November 24, 2014
Winnie and Roo, 2 Golden Guernsey Goats have arrived at Downhead! ... [MORE]

New Arrivals - Molly & Mavis August 28, 2014
We have welcombed two Coloured Ryeland lambs to the flock - Molly & Mavis. They were bought from Liz and Steve in nearby Stembridge an... [MORE]

Butterfly report for Summer 2013 May 21, 2014
Mark Fletcher, our Butterfly recorder, has finished the Summer 2013 Butterfly report for Downhead Manor farm - it is available to read here and refl... [MORE]

Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) April 30, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that we have been accepted as members of LEAF - Linking Environment and Farming. Every day we have to make careful dec... [MORE]

Lytes Cary Arable Reversion Project 2013/14 April 19, 2014
  Working with George Holmes from the National Trust, Tim, Nick and Andrew have been busy at Lytes Cary drilling a grass/wildf... [MORE]

First lambs of the 2014 season April 01, 2014
Today we welcomed the start of the 2014 lambing season. After a very wet start to the year, we finally feel that spring ha... [MORE]

Lytes Cary Brown Hairstreak count March 21, 2014
   Mark Fletcher, our butterfly recorder, has so far counted a massive 391 Brown Hairstreak eggs! Also, he saw the first 2 bu... [MORE]

Lytes Cary September 21, 2013
   We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to farm Lytes Cary Manor on behalf of the ... [MORE]

New additions to the farm May 29, 2013
We now have 2 new additions at Downhead - Ermintrude and Florence. They are both Dairy goats and we are hoping to put both to kid next year. Goats a... [MORE]

Mallard Ducklings born May 16, 2013
One of our Mallards has been busy hatching over 20 ducklings! ... [MORE]

1st Lambs of the 2013 season March 28, 2013
Today (28th March) the first lambs of 2013 have been born at Downhead. When the wet weather picks up, we hope to get them outside but for now, they ... [MORE]

Biobed features in Natural England Land Management newsletter March 06, 2013
Our biobed features in the February 2013 edition of the Natural England Land Management newsletter, produced to keep people up to date with what is ... [MORE]

White Letter Hairstreak found at Downhead October 29, 2012
Our local butterfly recorder, Mark Fletcher, has confirmed that he found 3 White-Letter Hairstreak eggs on elm at Downhead. The nearest place to s... [MORE]

Biobed featured in Farmers Weekly May 31, 2012
Our Biobed recently featured in a Farmers Weekly article as an example also showing our spraying filling area with a 100mm bund around the edge pose... [MORE]

1st lambs of the 2012 season March 28, 2012
The first lambs have been born at Downhead marking the start of the 2012 Lambing season, no rain and glorious sunshine - a great start! ... [MORE]

366 Brown Hairstreak Eggs found to date March 12, 2012
  Mark Fletcher, our Butterfly recorder, has found an incredible 366 Brown Hairstreak eggs to date on the farm (as well as 6 hatched/d... [MORE]