About Honeycroft Farm.
Honeycroft Farm is a small working farm owned by John and Luana Law. It is set in the midst of rural Somerset. The farm comprises of 50 acres, and is stocked with Dexter cattle, (Britain’s smallest breed) and Poll Dorset sheep.
The Dexter calves are usually born in early autumn in the fields adjoining the cottage.
The lambing period is from mid February to approximately Easter for those wishing to catch the sight of the new born lambs. Spring is a special time, watching the young lambs skip and bounce as they all play together.
We sell breeding stock and produce prime beef and lamb, most of which is cut up on the premises and sold locally.
Turkeys are the main farm enterprise, producing for the Christmas trade. (honeycroftturkeys.com) Day old bronze turkeys arrive on the farm in the first week of July and are slowly grown in light and airy barns, liberally bedded with fresh clean straw, providing them with more than adequate space and shelter and they are fed the finest food available. They are traditionally reared to full maturity which ensures that each bird is left with adequate fat cover resulting in succulent, tender meat and terrific taste so characteristic of Honeycroft turkeys.
We also keep a small number of free range chickens to provide fresh eggs for the house and cottage.
Wildlife on the farm
Rabbits, foxes and squirrels are a common sight on the farm, whilst a large badger sett, down on the banks of the River Axe, provides home to an ever expanding community. For the early risers, deer can sometimes be seen in the nearby fields. A wide variety of bird-life can also be spotted around the farm, including owls, buzzards, sparrow hawks, woodpeckers, kingfishers, and more recently egrets.