For as long as we can remember our family has always enjoyed gardening, keeping animals and growing vegetables. We’ve never been close to self-sufficient, but have always made the most of what we have; whether it is produce from the garden, our sheep, chickens or our beehives. We have always wanted a smallholding, so we sold the house that we had lived and grown up in for the past 19 years. On 28th October 2016 we moved from Devon to Cornwall, taking with us our flock of sheep and bees and started on our new adventure.
We are a family team each with our own specialist areas.
Binty (who the farm is named after) is our expert in all things chicken-related. She is also a master in the kitchen and keeps us all fed! Being the smallest of the family, she is also the one that gets put in the loft or on top of sheds when there is more delicate work to be done! Pops has a history in engineering and is very methodical. He can often be seen pacing out areas of the garden or land while planning areas for cultivation. He is in charge of all things vegetable and the go-to person for more technical jobs. April is the youngest of the family (though not little any more!) and she is our shepherdess. She runs our flock with precision and knows each sheep individually. The sheep are her priority and they will follow her across the smallholding as well as replying to her when she calls. Lara is a Jack (or Jill) of all trades. She covers our social media and products in line with her experience in marketing. When not in front of the computer she can be found knitting or experimenting with her natural dyes. Byron works full time so doesn’t spend as much time working the holding as everyone else, however when it comes to hard labour he is always there to put his back in to it! The final members of our family are much more hairy than the rest. Polly and Mr Darcy are our black Labradors and are never far from us. They go with April on her morning checks, follow Pops as he checks the vegetables and watch Binty with interest whenever she is working.