The Land

We own about 65 acres, which is farmed organically. We have vegetable gardens, orchards, woodlands, soft fruit patches, a large lawn and play area, plus pastures and arable farmland. Some years, we grow wheat for our own bread, oats and other crops for animal fodder. We have a flock of Lincoln Longwool sheep and dairy cows (Jerseys and Redpolls) which are milked by hand. We make our own butter, cheese and yoghurt from our milk. We are largely self-sufficient in meat and some vegetables, although we do buy in whole foods and other foodstuffs. Our eggs come from our own chickens, honey from our hives and sausages from our pigs.