November’s issue of the Beacon, an Island magazine, features The Lavender Farm and Reuben. It gives you a broad idea of Reuben and the Farm’s activities, painting Reuben as the island character he is.
The tractor he uses for ploughing competitions is the same one he first drove at aged 10, being a Fordson Standard. Aside from winning awards at ploughing Reuben and the team have won many medals for their lavender stand at Hampton Court Flower Show and others.
Champion Ploughman on many occasions
He also breeds rare sheep and his latest project, with wife Jill, is to cultivate a new strain of rose. All this whilst running a 182 acre farm, maintaining an interest in rural crafts, and the tearooms and shop too!
Thank you to the Beacon and John Hannah for letting us reproduce the article.