Oak House Farm is situated
in beautiful countryside at the foot of the
Yorkshire Wolds, approximately 12 miles from the historic city of York,
it was originally a commercial pig farm, then most of the land
around it was sold and the barns were converted to housing. We moved here in 2004 looking for new
challenges and we certainly found them!!
We operate Oak
House Kune Kune from the smallholding, breeding the little friendly
kune kune pig, although don't plan to have any piglets for a while as we have lots of other things going on.
registered with the York branch of Holidays4dogs too and offer a more
personal alternative to putting your dog into kennels whilst you are
away, there is plenty of space for your dog to run off steam down on
the field where they can meet all the other animals.
You can also now come
and stay here in our cosy little self catering annexe 'The Piggery', enjoy exploring the picturesque East
Riding, pop into York for a bit of shopping and then perhaps venture down
the field to collect your breakfast eggs and give one of our kune kune pigs an
apple and a cuddle, please ask us for more details and look out for
photos and full details on the site.
Please click on the pictures below to select which part of the Oak House Farm website you wish to visit.
November 2015The first snows have fallen this month and we have made
sure we have a good stock of logs for the fire and straw for the
Our cosy little holiday let 'The Piggery' has welcomed its first guests
this month, they have all left amazing comments in the visitors book
and say they can't wait to come back.
kitchen garden has nearly come to the end of its growing period with
the last red tomatoes picked from the greenhouses, there are still
leeks, potatoes, kale and chard to harvest though and then the beds to
dig over and cover for next years frenzied growing activity.
Winnie the Golden Retriever is now beginning to
and is settling into life at Oak House Farm, we are thinking of maybe letting her have some puppies next year!
We still miss Molly the Collie very much but we had forgotten just how
much energy a young dog has being used to Molly who at 17 was blind,
deaf and just didn't move very fast anymore. Phoebe the tabby cat is
also more used to Winnie now and if she pokes her nose into Phoebe's
much she is met with a swipe across the snout to keep her in her place.
We have been busy with 'Earth-Worms' hen hire service and have had placements with our hens at the nursery at St Peters
School in York and at Blue Sky Day Nursery in Market Weighton, have a look at our Earth-Worms page to find out what
our 'hen hire' experience is all about and get in touch with us if you want to know more.
Earth-Worms also offers garden hen hire in the York and East Riding
area, which is maybe a project for your children or a trial to see
whether hen keeping is for you.
We don't have any piglets here at Oak House Farm at the moment as we feel there is quite enough going on.
One of our photographs featured on the website, 'Brotherly Love' has been reproduced in water colour by a
very talented lady called Celia Lewis and features in her new book 'The
Illustrated Guide to Pigs'. It is a beautiful book with lots of interesting
pig facts and info and would also make a great present for any pig enthusiast, she
has also written about keeping chickens, you can see her work on her website www.celialewis.co.uk