Fauna

Farm animals

We keep a flock of Xalda sheep, a hardy Asturian breed now registered by the Slow Food movement as worthy of conservation.

At present we have 35 breeding females; some are white and some are black.

We also have two black Asturcon ponies, another local breed, whose prime function is to graze, thereby assisting the sheep (and us) in managing the meadows.

Sheep and ponies never graze side by side, always in rotation, keeping parasites to a minimum. We are further assisted in this by a small brood of “field range”chickens.

This mix of sheep, ponies, and chickens is a good example of biodiversity in action, as used to the advantage of the organic farmer.

Wild fauna

Check out this night videos of the wildlife that we have on the farm!