We have turned our curtilage into a small-holding to raise sheep, pigs, chickens and ducks and grow fruit and vegetables for our own and our guests use. We farm using organic principles and wherever possible look for natural and nature driven methods to manage the land and animals. Our breakfasts and other food served at The Oast is home or locally produced. We aim to become increasingly more self-sufficient in our natural production of meat, eggs, vegetables and fruit.
Creating the vegetable beds
Getting our rescue flock
Planting out the orchard
Our ex-battery hens get used to a new home!
New addition to our small holding - meet Munchkin!
He is a good guard dog and will bark until he gets to know you!
Our possible weaners!
Getting ready for our sheep
Our lovely Torddu (badger faced) sheep Ellie and Sophia are introduced to our top field
Our first produce from the vegetable garden! went into home made chutney.
Getting our Gloucestershire Old Spot cross pigs!
New additions to the small holding
Resident lawn mowers Alice & Joe
Our noisy 'Call' ducks Pato, Lance, Donald, Delilah and Lizzy
Sheep feeding in the winter
This year's lambs at 4 months 2020 (born in lock-down!)
"Pale" & "Ale" the ferrets & our new born lambs are our latest addition to the smallholding (2019)