Welcome to the funny farm! (jokes)
We love to welcome visitors to meet our animals (and birds!) and find out more about our way of life. Farmer Ben's dream when we moved to the farm was to share his unique upbringing with others (or "city folk" as he calls them!).
It's a busy, fulfilling life on a farm. Come on in, we'd love to show you around...
Our hens really are the luckiest in the world.
They live in an amazing barn filled with toys and lots of safe places to rest and eat, and they can also go out to sunbathe whenever they like.
Hens love routine. They are fed at regular times and all rush into the barn ahead of time to get the best spot by the feed tracks. They also have their laying time-slot in the morning, and each hen lays in the same place every day!
Every morning, Farmer Ben and his helpers collect their eggs from a conveyor belt and bring them up to the shop to sell. Farmer Ben also walks around the hens three times a day to check they are feeling sprightly.
Our adorable three Kune Kune piggies are an essential part of our farm shop gang.
Not only do they make our lives better, but they also help dispose of our waste vegetables.
They love making new friends and can be visited for free during opening hours....
Our girl tribe of Alpacas help us look after our hens at night! As territorial animals, they have accepted our hens into their pack, and will guard them against foxes.
They are also super cute - there are two Mums and their two babies - and can be seen in the hen range during opening hours.
We lavish our veggies with tender loving care.
The vegetable garden keeps us very busy. Farmer Ben and his team hoe, sow and weed regularly to make sure it's looking its best.
We believe that the freshest veg is better for you: as soon as you cut it, produce starts to lose its nutrient value. Our specialties are purple sprouting broccoli, 3 varieties of kale and our famous non-stringy runner beans. People drive from all over the country to get them fresh.
Everything is labelled and we love to show customers around - just ask in the shop if you'd like a tour. We also have activity sheets for kids available in the farm shop so they can search for veggies in the plot!
Feed the Pigs!
As usual, our piggies will be waiting for you to come and feed them!
You can hear them as soon as you get out of the car - they love making new friends! It is completely free to see our piggies - there is a small charge to feed them!
We believe in free range kids here at Minskip and we'd love you to join in the fun!