The Stevens family are 4th generation Dairy farmers who started in Somerset in the 1920’s moving to Cole Henley in North Hampshire in 1986. Currently Mark manages the farm,but can and often does turn his hand to a cooked breakfast. Jenny runs a Bed and Breakfast from the Farmhouse but Mark can turn his hand to a cooked breakfast Jenny has run a farmhouse bed and breakfast for 24 years and 3 years ago with some family investment was able to purchase the Shepherds Hut (see separate page for more details) she can turn her hand to farm duties if needed and this summer was back in the tractor seat for silage hauling.
Our eldest son Tom works on the Farm mainly ,Tom has many skills and although he does enjoy milking the cows and caring for them he also really enjoys the machinery and workshop side of the farm as well , he also does some contracting for other local farmers when time permits . William our second son finished his apprenticeship at Sparshalt College last summer William has a real passion for our cows and calves and is totally dedicated to the milking and rearing of our young stock, although he is our son even at the tender age of 18 his stockman ship is 100% . Our youngest Jessica ia a very good stable girl, groom and waitress, also is now called upon at busy times to milk the cows as well.
We would like to thank all these lovely people who have all been in some way instrumental in helping us get this “show on the road”.
Jonny, Dulcie and George Crickmore of Fenn Farm Dairy Suffolk for getting us started with the whole project and answering our continual queries and worries.
Kate Talbot for her lovely artwork and encouragement and Neil her husband.
Penny and Min Spooner for steering us in the right direction with all our PR issues.
All our church family and friends for their love prayers and support.
Peter Silverwood, of Clann Associates, who has built the website for his patience with dealing with our very limited knowledge of this whole technical minefield.
Phil Walker-Davis for his great photos of the cows.