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Batch of Oxford Sandy and Black weaners has arrived

Our new batch of OSB weaners arrived on Sunday, you always forget, how small they are then. We were very happy with the batch we had last year, so we got this lot from the same breeder. 67 more words

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Meeting the Pigs at Bill Quay Community Farm

Happy Sunday everyone.

This afternoon I decided to take a trip down to Bill Quay Community Farm, a local Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) approved farm park that I discovered whilst I was browsing the internet for some inspiration. 541 more words

Rare Breeds



I’m Sophie and I’m a student studying Accountancy in Newcastle, however my real passion is rare native breeds, in particular horses. This year the Rare Breeds Survival Trust published its annual watch-list and I was saddened by how many of our rare breeds are still in decline, so I decided to start this blog to try get other people as excited about our native breeds as I am. 8 more words

Rare Breeds

Woolly Ram-blings

The last thing I expected when I got up on Friday was to find sheep in Exeter Cathedral. I’d spotted a link on Twitter and wandered down to see for myself. 351 more words

The Big Lunch

New digs for the pigs

We should have guessed that our plot to move Porky Pig into a separate area in the run wouldn’t quite go according to plan… On Saturday afternoon, we set to work sectioning off a portion of the land with posts about two thirds of way down its length. 466 more words


Manchados de Jabugo: The rare spotted pigs of the Sierra.

On our countless rides on the paths of the Sierra de Huelva, it is not at all unusual for Chaparro and I to come across herds of black Iberian pigs foraging under the holm and cork oaks of the… 1,002 more words

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New Addition to our flock of lambs

As I really like the fleece of Black Welsh Mountain lambs, we decided to add a couple of lambs to our flock of Llanwenog, now we not only have one black sheep in the family, but two. 97 more words