Oink oink oink. Coombe Farm loves it’s pigs, which live in the bottom field away from the cottages. They have great personalities, and come running to Farmer Jez (they have food on the brain). The ladies are saddleback (striped) crossed with pietrain (spots). After hilarious incidents of herding them back they are now safely contained and happy in their muddy field.
The Sheep & Lambs
The herd spend their days eating and sleeping. They are especially funny when they are too lazy to stand up and kneel on their elbows to chomp up the grass. We have an unusual tree where the roots are exposed growing over what used to be a wall. They use it as a climbing frame, and a sun shade, and they can often be seen snuggled into the roots snoozing away the afternoon.
The Cockerel and Chickens
The cockerel certainly rules the roost, and his entourage of chickens follow him as he struts around the farm. They have their routine, including eating the farmer’s crop seeds in the morning, and dust baths by Dozmary Cottage in the afternoon. They are tucked up safely every night in their house in the vegetable garden.
Piran and Petroc are trouble times two. They would give Houdini himself a run for his money as escape artists. They have been on many escapades, even making it as far as the swimming pool on one occasion. After frequent fencing adjustments, they are happily trapped in the field now, where Farmer Jez like to give them “goat kisses”.
The Farm Dogs
Bandit is a sheep dog and is getting on a bit now, but is friendly and approachable. He enjoys farm life, and is not bothered by the chickens or sheep. Siri is the little terrier, and she follows Sally everywhere.
Luther, Baxter and Tabasco the Cats
Tabasco, Luther and Baxter live in the farmhouse. When they are not sleeping on the sofa they like to check out what is going on, and look for mice. They occasionally like to chase the chickens, so if you hear a clucking commotion one of the naughty kittens is probably to blame.