We are not actually a working farm. We are a smallholding, and all the animals we keep here are pets only. None are raised for meat, and all are part of the family, and have their own individual characters.
Burrow Wood Farm has 10 acres, most of which is occupied by the wondrous array of animals we have been lucky enough to have live with us. Most we have rehomed from various animals charities – and yes, that includes the farm animals! In fact, they have their own Facebook page, which can be found at Mini the Sheep and Friends where you can keep up with their current and past antics!
We have four male llamas – Yoda, Samba, Freddie and K9. They will eat llama nuts from your hands
Our 4 pigs are all rescues. We have 2 Kune Kune pigs, and two so called “micro pigs”. The our male Kune Kune, Harry, came to us from the RSPCA, having been badly mistreated. The female Kune Kune, Ursula, lives with Harry, and is the larger, black and white pig. Ursula, along with Sylvie and Evie, our two micro pigs, were rescued from a nearby farm, where they had been abandoned by previous owners. As you will see when you meed Sylvie and Evie, there is not much about them that is micro! There really is no such breed as a micro pig, which is why so many end up needing new home – they are bought by people as sweet little piglets, on the understanding they will stay little, and, as they grow up, suddenly people have a 15 stone pig waddling around their house! All the pigs will come to their names, if they feel like it, or if you have food! Mostly they like to sleep a lot, and eat a lot!
All our sheep are mixed breed, with one rare breed North Ronaldsay called Wally (he has little horns). They are all exceptionally friendly, and will come to you if you call them
We have 3 ponies here – all rescues: Pasco, Diggory and Chewy.
The two big white you will see wandering around our garden are Goosey and Lucy
Dogs and Cats
Too numerous to mention all by name, but all very cute!