RyePark Animals

The Sheep

 

We currently have 2 tame ewe lambs (females), Piglet and Daisy that were born in March of this year (2017). These two have just joined our 4 shearlings (year old sheep) who were born in April last year (2016), there are 2 males (Tipsy and Pooh) and 2 females (Button and Tiny) , unfortunately all 6 were abandoned by their mothers at a few days old or were part of a set of triplets and so had to be separated. Because of this we decided to take on the challenge of bottle feeding them every 4 hours. They are now a lot bigger but still love cuddles and people, so feel free to go and pet them.

You will also find our newest additions within the fields – two pedigree coloured Ryeland sheep, these two are also shearlings ewes, they are named Wing-nut (Nutty) and Woodsmoke (Woody) and although they are still very timid they are slowly beginning to trust us and let their personalities show.

 

The Chickens

 

We only have a few hens at the moment that provide us with lovely fresh eggs, (if you would like some to try or take home with you please feel free to ask and if we have any spare we will be happy for you to have them) within our brood of hens are two beautiful golden brahmas who lay white eggs with unusually large yolks – we find these especially tasty!

To find out more about the eggs our chickens produce please use the button below

 

  About Our Eggs!

The Cats

 

We have two grey/blue and white cats, Bubble and Squeak – they are mirror twins  which means they look exactly the same but in reverse, the do however have very different personalities – although both do love to get inside cars, so be careful. The girls were born in August 2015  on the neighbouring farm and came to us when they were only 6-7 weeks old and although they should be reaching the size of a normal cat now they remain very petite. Bubble and Squeak also love cuddle like the rest of our animals, so feel free to pet them, although we do ask that you don’t encourage them into the barn or its patio area or inside the Hut.

The Dogs

 

Pastie is our 13 year old sprollie, a cross between a welsh springer spaniel and a border collie, she is very friendly and will accept cuddles from anyone, although in her old age has become quite deaf and so she can be quite jumpy, but feel free to pet her and give her lots of attention.

Beans is the new addition to the family she was born on 5th June, 2017, and is also a Sprollie although looks quite different to Pastie.  She is as her name suggests very bouncy and full of …. Beans.  She is overly friendly at the moment and still tends to rush up to people and jump up so beware!