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We currently run two flocks of sheep -
We do like a cosy wool mattress.
Thanks mum !
Our Veal calves live in light spacious airy barns with ad lib feed and straw and a lot of fuss. Some of them really do love attention and as you can see are also quite partial to a bit of shirt!
We collect them personally at between 2 and 4 weeks old from a handful of selected local dairy farms. Veal has had a lot of bad press over the years but, it is a healthy nutritious meat that is sustainable and maybe it should be considered as a ‘Dairy Product’ as without calves you wouldn’t have the Milk for your coffee and cornflakes, Cream for your strawberries or the wonderful varieties of Cheeses available.
Calves come in two sorts -
We also have a growing menagerie of other animals, Rare Breed Berkshire Pigs and Pilgrim Geese as well as a mix of Traditional and Rare Breed chickens. Jasper the Sheepdog and the cats (the Pest Control Officers) keep everyone organised and up to speed with the exception of our long term guests, our daughters two Pygmy Goats who are a law unto themselves.
Enjoying the spring sunshine