Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

A Gentleman Farmer's Bit of England

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

A Gentleman Farmer's Bit of England

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When Larry Dingle bought his farm 12 years ago near the small Fayette County community of Beckwith, he brought with him part of his family heritage. Dingle named the land Treworlas Farm, after his ancestral farm in Cornwall, England.

Unlike the working farm his family ran generations ago, Dingle's version of Treworlas Farm has the feel of an exotic petting zoo.

Miniature longhorn cattle, emus and peacocks are among the offbeat band of animals that make up West Virginia's version of Treworlas.

Dingle's farm is far from being a working variety. A retiree from the corporate world, Dingle picked Treworlas as a project for his golden years.

"I don't like golf, he said, "so I run this farm as my hobby.

Eggs are sold to the Secret Sandwich Society in Fayetteville, and farm-fresh meat to the Fayetteville and Oak Hill farmers' markets. …

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