The first Spring lambs have also arrived
It may be Spring, but Deen City Farm’s Oxford Sandy and Black piglets have been making the most of the mud!
They had their first foray in to the paddocks in mid-February and were quick to master the barrel feeders, which have been put in place to keep them entertained.
The Oxford Sandy and Black, also known as the Oxford Forest Pig, is one of the oldest traditional British pig breeds, having been around for over 200 years.
It is now extremely rare but, as the only registered breeder in London, Deen City Farm in Windsor Avenue, Merton Abbey, is delighted that two of its 'Bunces Meadow' herd have been classified as pedigree and are set to go off to other farms and continue the bloodline in the future.
And if the piglets aren't cute enough for you, recent visitors to the farm have seen the first two lambs of 2016 born in the paddocks.
Anyone coming to the Farm at Easter will have the opportunity to meet them face to face, with their 'Hug a Lamb' experience taking place alongside regular animal handling activities throughout the school holidays.
March 10, 2016