The Restoration Couple goes rural!
Our dream has become a reality - we own a farm! As with all things Restoration Couple, we are learning as we go. Our ever-expanding menagerie currently includes sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, a duck, quail and Maggie wannabe sheepdog. Subscribe to our DIY Farm YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest farm life.
Our new herd of Boer goats will be adding to our ‘Flerd’ mob grazing in experiment this year. We have sourced some great full blood genetics and have just had our first sets of kids born here. We hope they will help to keep some of the more stubborn vegetation under control that the sheep leave! Goat meat is super healthy (and something we have been asked about regularly) so we look forward to seeing how this new venture turns out.
In early 2022 we introduced our first flock of sheep to the farm. We keep a flock of Lleyns, an amazing breed well suited to all year grazing and the best mums! We are very excited for next lambing season - bring on Spring 2024!
Our Oxford Sandy and Black pigs live outdoors all year round. We chose this beautiful, rare breed as it produces amazing slow grown free range pork and they are such great characters. They are the best at helping to clear overgrown areas of the land and making the most of the woods and wallows.
It wouldn't be a DIY Farm without chickens! Currently we have a mix of bantams, quail and large fowl who keep us well stocked in eggs, and keep the girls busy with the daily egg collections. We have also become 100% self sufficient on rearing our own slow grown pasture raised meat chickens.