Archive | September, 2011

Ten Facts About Tudor Farming

Life for the average citizen in Tudor times was pretty tough, hard work and an ability to dodge various diseases were the only path to survival. Agriculture was the primary industry and animals were an integral part of daily life. Here are ten facts to bring you up to speed on Tudor farming: As many […]

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Caring for a Bagot Goat

We find out how you look after a Bagot goat and what it takes to keep these audacious animals on top form for the world-famous Goat Olympics at Mary Arden’s farm. The Bagot is one of the rarest breeds of Goat native to Britain and it is important to handle their upkeep with care. Find […]

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Haymaking

Ed takes us back a few weeks to the very end of August and the last of the hay crop being harvested.

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Portland sheep

Ed introduces us to the Portland sheep- a recent addition to the farm!

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How to look after Dorking poultry

Farmer Ed chats to the fundraising team about what goes into the upkeep of the Dorking poultry. You can help to keep these colourful rare breeds alive and pecking by adopting an animal from just £12 per year.

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The Dorking Poultry at Mary Arden’s Farm

Ed discusses the importance of the Dorking poultry to Mary Arden’s Farm. If you fancy taking one of these majestic birds under your wing (that’s right, I punned) click on this link.

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Herdwick sheep

Ed talks about the farm’s Cumbrian resident- the famous Herdwick sheep!

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