We’re passionate about animal welfare, and operate a no-slaughter policy. That means we produce fleece and eggs from our rescue animals – and vegetables from our market garden – but not meat.
We believe in farming with nature, not against it. We farm organically, conserve and promote wildlife within a farming context.
We encourage the use of native UK livestock breeds – and think rare breeds have something particularly special to offer. A breeding programme is in place to help with the preservation of these wonderful breeds. All the animals help with our conservation grazing projects both here on the farm and also at other wildlife/special habitat locations.
We work to raise awareness of all these things, and to educate children about farming, nature and where their food comes from. We run courses (on everything from livestock management to bee-keeping), and receive school group visits.
We believe that all this amounts to farming as it should be: High welfare food production, working in tune with nature, and keeping it as local and as natural as possible. We strongly oppose factory farming and do all we can to bring to peoples attention that it is completely unsustainable and the animal welfare standards not acceptable.
However, we’re a small, independent setup, and we need your help. We receive no government or lottery funding, so we rely on donations from people like you. Our supporters allow us to rescue more animals, create wildlife-friendly farming habitats, and educate the next generation.