We have a range of animals on the farm...
Dove the Fell Pony
The Fell pony is a versatile, working breed of mountain and moorland pony, originally bred on the fell farms of Northwest England. The Fell pony is noted for hardiness, agility, strength and sure-footedness.
Although the Shetland is one of the smallest of the British breeds, it is a hardy and thrifty sheep, often noted for its fine, soft wool, which sheds naturally in the spring. The wool comes in a range of colours, thus eliminating the need for dyeing. From the Shetland Islands of Scotland, the Shetland is thought to have evolved from Viking settlers, and is therefore considered a primitive breed today. It is ideal for conservation grazing as it is a versatile forager.
The Hebridean was originally a four-horned sheep, however two-horns have now more commonly come to dominate the breed. As a prime native breed from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, until recently it was considered endangered. Formally known as St. Kilda sheep, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) formalised the breed specification and renamed it Hebridean. The modern Hebridean has black coarse wool, which often becomes grey with age. It is a hardy breed, and particularly effective for scrub control.
We have lots of other animals at Mayfields Farm including:
- Piglet the Shetland Pony
- Bluebell, Shade and Sweetpea the Ponies
- Two rescue Donkeys
- Chickens, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys
- Guinea Pigs, Turbo the Tortoise and Hobnob the Ferret!