Middle Farm is home to British Lop pigs, rare breed chickens, Soay sheep, a mountain of vegetables, even more fruit and two farm kids. It is also the source of information for many radio programmes, newspaper articles, food festivals, regular appearances at Ludlow Market and a bi-monthly column in The Country Smallholding Magazine.
Having fallen in love with the British Lop pig I started breeding in 2012. Since then we now have four breeding sows, Gwen, Betty, Rosie and Charlotte. These pigs have an excellent life, with access to shelter inside a huge cattle shed lined with straw and outside ground for rooting around in. They are slow grown, lovingly reared, benefitting from a regular supply of grass cuttings, garden leftovers and supermarket fruit and veg - as well as conventional pig food of course.
They produce around 60 plus piglets a year. Friends, guests and those in the know are always welcome to choose cuts from our freezers or order fresh pork in advance. Please see page on 'Pork' for further details, an online shop for frozen pork is coming soon!
These sheep are rare, wild and totally independent. A beautiful breed of sheep with a distinctive set of horns. We are growing the flock slowly over the years and have around 13 ewes and one ram at the moment. They currently alternate between the high hills behind the farm over summer and are brought down to the field opposite the farm for the winter. We do breed them for meat as their fat content is very low and much appreciated by those that don't particularly like lamb fat. However, the flavour is second to none. Whole lambs are available in November only. Please order well in advance, we sell out very quickly.
We have an eclectic mix of chickens, that are free to roam around the farm. Apart from certain times of the year they give us a great supply of eggs and on a diet of grass, worms and bugs from the immediate 2 acres that surround their pen it goes without saying that the yellow yolk tastes delicious. Eggs are for sale for guests only when available.