Many of our visitors confuse our llamas and our alpacas. Both are camelids, but if you take a closer look, you can tell the two species apart. Our very talented volunteer, illustrator Nicholas Carter has created this handy and beautiful guide to distinguishing between llamas and alpacas.
Our pigs have been enjoying a nutritious bowl of Whey for dinner thanks to local dairy Kappacasein, who make gorgeous cheeses in Bermondsey. Whey is a byproduct from cheesemaking and is milk with the solids (the curds) removed, rather like the liquid at the top of your yogurt. A protein and vitamin rich food source, the whey is a fantastic animal feed, but would otherwise be discarded. Kappacasein use organic British milk, from Commonwork Organic Farm in Kent.
Our pigs each receive 10L for dinner with a few “croutons” and by their rapidly emptied bowls and the sound of their noisy slurping, they find it tasty as well as nutritious!
Our partnership was born from the FoodSave initiative which helped local businesses and food producers reduce their food waste. If you produce a byproduct that you think might be used for animal feed, please get in touch with us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all who joined us last evening for our 2015 Summer Party! We hope you enjoyed the evening on the farm, the sheep races, welly wanging, tug-of-war, scarecrow making and much much more! Thank you also to all of our staff and volunteers for making the evening possible!
And to view photos of the party on flickr, see the slideshow below!