This is a small family farm of nearly 200 acres. 100 acres are sown with Wheat & Barley. Around 60 acres of conservation (chalk banks) and the rest is grazing for Soay sheep and horses. Ted and Jackie moved into the main farmhouse with Harry, Fergus and Bobby (not forgetting Tess & Pip our Collies) in 2005 having lived on the farm for the previous 10 years.
Ted was born on the farm which his father bought in 1955. The farm, like most small farms, has diversified considerably since the 1960s and 70's when it was a true 'mixed' farm with dairy, then chickens and pigs alongside crops such as Oats, Wheat and Barley. In the 1980's the farm was mostly crops and sheep, with around 200 Welsh ewes. When Ted's father retired the sheep were sold and the farm reverted to cereals and horses.
Like most small farms, many of the original outbuildings have been converted to accommodate small businesses who appreciate the lovely location and the family feel.