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Last week we welcomed four new arrivals to the farm! The newcomers come to us from Farming World in Faversham, Kent, who unfortunately closed last month. We are thrilled to be able to offer some of these lovely animals a new home and this would not have been possible without a very generous anonymous donation.

Our new animals include a Gloucester Old Spot boar named Bruiser, a Vietnamese Pot-bellied sow named Princess as well as two short-legged Dexter cows named Dora and Delilah. All of our new arrivals seem to be settling in well and we hope they enjoy life in the city. We’ll be looking to update our Farm Animal pages over the next few days and our newcomers will also be looking for their very own sponsors soon!

Princess the Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig, resting in Pets Corner.

Princess the Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig, resting in Pets Corner.

Bruiser the Gloucester Old Spot boar, enjoying the mud.

Bruiser the Gloucester Old Spot boar, enjoying the mud.

Delilah and Dora, our new short-legged Dexter cows.

Dora and Delilah, our new short-legged Dexter cows.


Yesterday, our animals got a tasty treat courtesy of London’s brand new canal-side microbrewery, Crate Brewery, which opens tomorrow in Queens yard, just moments from Hackney Wick. As a result of their virgin brew, grains are produced as waste byproduct from the beer brewing process. The fermenting grains make a delicious and nutritious animal feed and proved to be very popular across the farm. See more photos of our animals feasting on grain and a sneak peek inside the gorgeously designed and nearly finished Crate Brewery! We strongly recommend checking them out. If their grains are anything to go by, you’re in for a treat! And when you combine pizza and beer, you can’t go far wrong! Continue reading


You may have noticed an interesting green contraption in the big field last week. This was all part of our set up to give our lovely Irish Moiled cows, Enys and Amaya, a proper check up. A cattle crush is the safest way to work with cattle as it is less stressful for the animals and they are less likely to injure themselves (or any of us!). Find out more and see how events unfolded on the next page! Continue reading