- Leghorns, that lay large white eggs
- Red Shavers, that lay large brown eggs
- Araucana, that lay green eggs – remember “Green Eggs and Ham”?
- Barred Rock, that are a large speckled barnyard hen, they lay cream coloured eggs
- Barred Cobb, a cross between the Rock and the commercial meat bird you find in the supermarket
- On your farm tour, we let you collect the eggs and keep a complementary batch when they are laying well
- Mummy sow “Peaches” who is a Duroc/Captain Cooker cross. She usually has 10-14 babies every 6 months
- Her adult baby sow “Kiki” who our neighbour raised on the bottle from a runt. She has even more babies!
- Lots and lots of piglets around Oct/Nov and Apr/May
- We raise cross breed pigs because the wild breed is more resilient to diseases, don’t get as overly-fat, and their meat is a bit darker and tastier. We ‘borrow’ a daddy boar every 6 months to come do his job with our sows
- We feed the pigs grass, pellets and all your tasty food scraps. You can feed them yourself as long as an adult supervises and all gates are closed behind you!
- The ram “Moby” who is a Wiltshire and all white. We didn’t make him a pet, so he does not butt!
- The ewe “Leftie” who is a Dorper and gives us lambs every year. She loves your bread crusts
- The ewes “Daisy” and “Lizzie” who came off a really big farm, so we are still taming them and getting them used to people
- Lambs all year round, they are our pets until they get big and ugly and the kids are over them
- All our sheep are self-shedding which means they molt every spring (no shearing needed). These are meat breeds, and have fabulous big chops and roasts
- Pekin females “Maggie” and “Lisa”, they are fabulous egg layers and do all the quacking
- Muscovy Drake “Steven” who makes very big babies!
- Muscovy/Mallard cross “DiDi” who was hand-raised by Aria in her room until she was old enough to go outside. Didi is a great mummy and she loves nibbling your toes and fingers
- Lots of ducklings in spring!
Aria or Javier would be happy to give you a farm tour in the morning or evening at feeding time, just check what time that will be when you check in.