Whilst Jules and I aren’t farmers, we support Sheila, a local former vet and all round lovely lady, to rehouse orphaned animals. It’s great for our kids, and our guests love it too, so watch this space for our growing ‘posse’ of pets!
We frequently hand feed the animals and if it fits with your plans, you’re welcome to join us and there’s no extra cost (for our in-house guests).
From June until end October we do feeding generally on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8.00am at the feeding station in front of the office gate. You can always join if you’re running late, though be ware, animals wait for no-one!
During school and public holidays we generally do the feeding every day, again at 8.00am.
If your stay doesn’t coincide with these days and times, please ask about arranging an alternative feeding time.
We currently have:
5 little boy lambs commonly known as ‘the children’, or individually as Shawn the Sheep, Pat, Eddie, Peanut and Terry Lamb
3 young Alpaca boys, Alfie, Macca and Kerry Packer.
Chloe the cow (who until recently was Chloe the calf but she’s growing up!)
Kitty the calf, a little Santa Gertrudis who was rescued and rehomed as a friend for Chloe
3 older sheep, known as ‘the rastas’
3 chickens and 4 ducks, known as Fuzzy Duck, Ducky Fuzz, Zachary Quack and Gareth.
The lambs and cows were all orphaned so have been hand reared and are receptive to human contact, especially a rub under the neck.
The alpacas were bred for meat but we enticed them here as our pets instead. They’re a little shy so may not love a pat, but happy to feed from your hand (yes, Alpacas can spit a bit, but generally it’s at each other and the other animals when fighting for food)..
They’re all free to roam around the property, though they shouldn’t be in the cottage gardens, or our house garden so please remember to shut the gates.