These two little girls are such time wasters... always up to mischief and hiding somewhere! They are nearly 8 weeks, so soon to go to new homes
We were very pleased with our prizes at the Royal Manx Agricultural Show last weekend. Exciting to see so many entries and especially pleased with our cauliflowers and apples winning firsts! We are trying to grow more and more of what we eat, tomatoes are ripening and we hope to learn how to grow mushrooms this year... watch this space
We are SO excited to welcome you all to the farm this Easter! Lambing live kicks off tomorrow morning at 10am, come join us to bottle feed the lambs, see the animals, grab a cake in the cafe and maybe even deliver a lamb We will be open for the easter holidays everyday apart from Sundays, no need to book, just head into the cafe to grab your tickets on the day.
We have lots of babies ready for you next Friday! Join us for Lambing Live in 8 days… 10-5pm from Good Friday, 7th April, til Saturday 15th April, each day except Sunday (day off!) We will be bottle feeding lambs, cuddling kittens, riding unicorns, admiring piglets and watching Farmer John delivering lambs if you’re lucky! Come and join us, it’s lovely here
10 years ago today... so much snow in such a short time... I remember being overwhelmed by the number of sheep we pulled out of snow drifts, lambs everywhere.. and AMAZING help from the local community. Sitting on the back of the quad bike with a hill ewe who had just delivered twin lambs in the snow, but no grass to be seen, so we brought her home. Beautiful, exhausting, heartbreaking, what a mix of emotions it was
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 self-catering accommodations the farm has [...]
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 years - since Zoë left home. We [...]