We are particularly fond of our old breed Sandy and Black pigs. They produce wonderful meat for our Ash Farm sausages available in the Honesty Shop and are also great characters to have around. Drop in and meet them in the Orchard
Some or our red deer are white! They are not albino but leucistic, they simply lack the pigment that colours the hair red. This is Blanche, she was mis-mothered and so has been hand raised by Eden and Adam, please do ask if you would like to meet her.
Sir Arthur is our master red stag. If you stay with us in the autumn you will hear him roar like a lion and bash antlers with other males to maintain his supremacy. The stags also take their passion out on the fencing, which can be quite frustrating as we rush around mending fence posts. Sir Arthur will grow a full set of antlers each year. The antler is not horn or bone or nail or tooth, it is made from keratin, fed by a blood supply that runs in a covering called velvet. In the wild a good red stag, called a royal, will grow 12 points a year, Sir Arthur will have 32! This is entirely due to the breeding and the abundance of beautiful herbs in our organic pasture.
Alfred can be found lounging around the garden looking beautiful. Don't be fooled by the handsome looks, he is a devil and his nick name is Teddy No! as we spend most of our time shouting that at him!
In the front is Bisou...known as Boo...a small white wire haired Jack Russell who loves everyone..but sausages more. She has sometimes forgets where she lives, so if she follows you please bring her home.
Behind her is Malinki.....small, smooth coated terrier and daughter of Bisou, her party trick is to jump into my arms, so don’t be alarmed if she launches herself at you…it's love not war!
They do run free around the farm so please drive slowly.
Sir Stanley is the love of Ali's life (don't tell Adam)
He is completely perfect and can do no wrong.
Edens beautiful long dog Otis arrived summer 2022. He's the fastest animal on the farm and leave the terriers standing.
This is Merle, he is our miniature pony standing at just 80cm to the shoulder. He loves to meet guests, nibble fingers and run a-mock with the big ponies!
Eden's working farm horse is a beautiful Gypsy Cob called Zeus. They can be seen around the farm harrowing the fields and pulling logs, please ask if you would like to join them.
Odysseus (with Eden) note with long dark flowing manes! Oddy is a native Dales pony, quite a rare breed that almost died out after they were used in the second world war as gun carriage ponies. He is a magnificent riding pony ...and he knows it!
Surge is Eden's oldest horse, a wonderful riding hunting cob, he is most definitely the boss of the herd.
We have two hen houses. Just behind Adams barn you will find our laying ladies who produce our beautiful large blue and brown eggs. Next to the cutting garden you will find our bantums these are much smaller breed of hens who lay perfectly formed little eggs.