photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century farm

Historically Correct Livestock

Sheep Fleeces

We farm Cotswold sheep (dating back to Roman period). Long staple Cotswold fleeces are available…


We rear free range Scotch Dumpy chickens. Eggs


Most years we rear wild boar Tamworth cross pigs similar to medieval/renaissance stock. These supply bristles for leatherworking. Wild boar skins (with head and trotters) are also available.

Dartmoor Ponies

These are used from transport on the farm and horse hair and other products are available.


Goose wing brushes and quills are available in season