We are situated in beautiful countryside at the foot of the
Yorkshire Wolds, approximately 10 miles from the historic city of York.
Florence, Peggy, Lola, Harriet, Lottie, Felicity and Henry our seven pedigree Kune Kune pigs live happily outside
where they have plenty of space to do what pigs do.
Lottie is a very beautiful 'tricolour', dark ginger with black
and cream splodges and Felicity,
a pretty and inquisitive little black and white gilt with piri piri will
be ready for a litter of her own next year.
Our breeding girls are of the 'Jenny' bloodline, they are of good conformation and are the smaller kune
kunes, they are extremely tame
and friendly and come running when they see us.
Previous litters have gone far and wide to such places as the New Forest, The
Lake District and The Scottish Borders, we often receive news and
photos from their new owners and are really pleased that they are so settled, it
is good to hear of their adventures together.
You are welcome to visit our kunes, of course without obligation as we
simply like showing them off.
We were very sad to lose
our lovely pet sheep Teddy last summer and then his companion Daisy at New
Year, we still miss them especially Teddy plodding over to have his
velvety nose rubbed. The 2 Jacob ewes we got to replace them proved to be
brilliant escapologists sneaking into the kitchen garden and clearing the
highest fences with great ease so they have gone back to the local breeder
(once we managed to catch them after a few laps round the Yorkshire Wolds.)
So, as beautiful as they are, not the breed for us, the breeder said if they
didn't settle back into the flock she would bring us a leg, we are not sure
how we feel about that!!
We don't have any piglets here at Oak House Farm this year
but hope that Felicity will provide us with some next spring, however we do know of a
litter nearby, call Eddie on
01759 388651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested.
We have another batch of ex battery hens settling in
at the moment, they stand about on one leg wondering what the big blue thing
above them is, we got hold of them through the BHWT (British Hen Welfare
Trust) you can register online and be included on their waiting list.
One of the photographs from our
website, 'Brotherly Love' has been reproduced in water colour by a
very talented lady called Celia Lewis and features in her new book 'The
Illustrated Guide to Pigs'. It is a beautiful book with lots of interesting
pig facts and info and would also make a great present for any pig enthusiast, she
has also written about keeping chickens, you can see her work on her website www.celialewis.co.uk
Previous years litters
from Oak House Farm have
all settled well in their new homes and all of their new owners have been in touch to tell us how much they are
'Widget' and 'Frodo's' owners obtained a walking license for them
and got lots of attention walking them round their
Lucy Dusgate's piglet won 2 prizes in the Penistone show including
achieving 1st for 'prettiest piglet in show'..