5th October 2014
David has been constructing a model of Thistledown Farm. See the Picture Gallery for more.

12th September 2012
Chagford Show, with Maddie Llewellyn and her mother
image reproduced with permission

At Chagford Show, David has sold his thousandth book.

This year David has attended Chagford Show, Okehampton Show, Tiverton Show and Silverton Street Market. (Sorry to anyone who expected to see him at the North Devon Show - it was cancelled due to poor ground conditions.

Remaining scheduled signings for 2012 are:

July 24th 2012
David reads a Farmer John story to a class on his recent visit to Plympton St Mary's Infants School in connection with World Book Day.

March 16th 2012
New website
Welcome to the new Farmer John website. With the publication of the second title, More Tales from Thistledown Farm: Farmer John's Bloomers, the site has been updated and updated as a joint page for both Farmer John books. Please set your bookmarks to the new address,

March 13th 2012
World Book Day
On March 1st, World Book Day, David visited Plympton St Mary C of E Infant School to give a reading. David writes: "I read my stories to five classes of children: 4-5 year olds, 5-6 year olds and 6-7 year olds. They hung on every word and asked some delightful questions afterwards. At the end I signed and dedicated books for the children. I found it very rewarding that the children enjoyed my stories so much and it has made all the effort worthwhile". For a testimonial from one of the teachers, see our Fans page.