Livestock

Herdwick sheep 14.03.19

Herdwick Sheep

We have a small flock of sheep on the farm which we breed each spring. We have several Herdwick sheep which Andrew bought Sarah for her 40th birthday as she loved seeing them in the Lake District on their annual family walking holidays.

They are a hardy breed which survive well being outdoors all years and are also good mothers…oh, and they produce excellent flavoured meat too!

Our small flock normally has lambs in April/May and they can be seen bouncing around the meadows throughout the spring and summer.  We will also keep updates on the website and Facebook as to the expected lambing dates for those keen to come and see the new born lambs.

Large Black Pigs

The Large Black Pig is the original East Anglian pig which is now sadly a rare breed. They have lopped ears which helps make them a very docile animal, perfect if you would like to interact with them…they especially like rolling over and having their bellies rubbed! They produce high quality pork with much more flavour than commercial pigs as they carry more fat which is crucial to giving taste and succulence for the perfect sausage. (We get pigs in to fatten at odd times though the year, so they are not always available to meet.)

Chickens

We have a few free range hens here on the farm producing fresh free range eggs.  This helps us ensure you get the freshest of eggs for your breakfast!  There is also a small honesty shop just up the road from the entrance to The Suffolk Escape selling fresh eggs.

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