Each year we raise a small number of free range, rare breed pigs. They live in a cosy straw filled pig ark and spend their time cavorting (or wallowing) in their own grassy paddock. We keep male lambs for at least 18 months and they give us delicious “two-summer lamb” (technically called “hogget”) or, if older, flavourful mutton (a favourite meat of Prince Charles). Vegetables come from our large area of raised beds and fruit comes from the orchard and fruit bushes. Near the Linhay is the chicken coop containing our little flock of multi coloured free range hens that lay fresh eggs for us each morning.
If we can’t grow it on site, we buy our ingredients from local farms and growers. Free range duck and chicken comes from the famous Creedy Carver farm near Crediton and we buy our beef from the prize-winning herd of Devon Red Ruby cattle at Clannaborough.