What we did on our summer vacation….

by David

….visited Devon farms, of course.  And there’s none prettier than John and Patsy Forelle’s “Folly Farm” near Pine Planes, New York.  You may remember it as the scene of the glamorous closing banquet of the then-new North American Devon Association.

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John and I served on the NADA board for several years before finally deciding we could do more for Devon by concentrating on our own herds, and Traditional Devon America, a joint project importing pure English Devon genetics to this country.

John has now sold his herd but retains three heifers, sired by the TDA herd bull, Cutcombe Jaunty.  And those heifers are now calving.  This little bull calf, only a few weeks old, is by another TDA bull, Tillbrook Sunset.  Right now, along with our South Carolina partners, Bill and Nancy Walker, we’re trying various breeding options before settling on a plan for the next step in our project.

Next stop:  Watson Farm at Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island.  By coincidence, it was the site of the second NADA convention.