Fowlescombe Farm
 

Rosie Ball - Fowlescombe Organic Farm - Devon

The farmer

Rosie Ball is the farm manager at Fowlescombe Farm which has been under new ownership for 18 months but has been organic for over 20 years. Rosie has a degree in Conservation Biology and brings this knowledge to farm management working towards a full regenerative system with no external inputs.

The cattle

Rare breed, organic pasture raised beef and sheep. 100 cattle and 250 sheep. English Longhorn cattle and Manx Loaghtan sheep

The land

The is old pasture in a valley with old water meadows and contains 3 fresh water springs as well as a ruined mansion. It is 290 Acres total, 60 acres woodland, 40 acres herbal leys and the rest is permanent pasture. The farm has been organic for 20 years and is Pasture for Life Certified.

 

Rosie tends to her cattle on one the rich steep ancient pasture fields.