Jane’s Blog

For the past 7 weeks I have been lucky enough to intern at Knockaloe Beg farm in Peel and welcomed into the home of the absolutely lovely Anderson family.

A typical day for me would begin with loading the Polaris full of pig food and containers of water with farmer John as well as prepare Pippin the pony’s food for the day! John and I would then drive the Polaris around the farm to feed the animals. This was always a favourite part of my day as guests that stay at the various different […]

The importance of local produce

John and Fiona holding lambsHave you ever been grocery shopping and seen the sign that says, “think local, buy local”? What does that mean to you? For us at Knockaloe Beg it means that we buy as much local produce as possible to reduce our carbon footprint and help the Island become more self-sufficient and sustainable.

If you’ve eaten breakfast at our B&B you will know how tasty Fiona’s cooked breakfasts are and we believe that it’s not just because Fiona has made it, but because everything is fresh and from good local suppliers. […]

First Week of Chloe’s Internship

Hello! My name is Chloe and I have just started an eight week internship with John and Fiona at Knockaloe Beg Farm. I was really excited to hopefully help make our social media and website more informative, engaging and reflective of farm life, and running a tourist business.

On arrival I was welcomed with a smile and hug by Fiona who then gave me a tour of the farm accommodation. We did the washing up from the breakfasts of the guests and did room change overs, where we cleaned […]

How we coped with uncertainty

What a year it has been and how the world has changed since March 2020 for us all. We live and work in a beautiful place; so much of our lives has not changed, but the way we earn money has changed dramatically. Knockaloe Beg is usually full of people: guests, friends and members of the public walking through … then suddenly it all goes quiet and our four children, who have left home, start to come home.

There were unexpected blessings of time with the kids, which we had not had for 9 […]

The joy of spring on the farm

Here at Knockaloe, it truly is spring with new births to celebrate!
We have welcomed lots of new baby animals to our farm – just look at these gorgeous piglets and lambs. We’ve also been feeding our orphan lambs to keep them nourished and happy.
We love this time of year!
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