At Cottage Farm we have established a herd of native rare breed Red Ruby cattle, a flock of native rare breed Wiltshire Horn sheep, and we also keep chickens, geese, ducks, the occasional piglet and our best friend, Mambo, the sheep dog. Click on each image to enlarge:
Some of our flock of sheep.
|Wiltshire Horn sheep||Some of our beautiful flock of Wiltshire Horn sheep||Our magnificent Wiltshire Horn Ram||Sheep left out in the cold!|
Some of our Red Ruby cattle .xxxxxx
|Mother Belle and little Cottage belle 1st
||Barty our Red Ruby Bull||Barty||Pansy What A Cow||Our herd of Red Ruby cattle||Looking for grass|
Our chickens and geese
|Chickens left out in the cold||Our flock of geese – look at the beautifull colours||Our flock of geese||Pheasant – one of our wild visitors|
At Cottage Farm we have demonstrated that it is possible to farm sustainable and in a resilient manner, that is organically, without using fossil fuels but still utilising machinery and energy. I’ve also given presentations about sustainable farming at The Royal Agriculture College, The Transition Network conference, the Eco-Innovations conference at Westminster Hall and in Parliament addressing MPs from an All Party Parliamentary Group. We are a very energy efficient farm – below are some photos.