An old farmhouse is occupied by a     
 couple who also own 2 adjacent        
 cottages let for holidays. Wife       
 started a small flock of Jacob sheep  
 which expanded with lambs being sold  
 for meat. Husband took early          
 retirement to help with intensive     
 care. The fleeces are hand spun on    
 spinning wheel made of English oak &  
 beech. Wool is natural colour & each  
 ball is marked with the name of the   
 sheep which produced it, e.g. Adam,   
 Naomi, Orange Blossom. Wife now going 
 to weaving classes. All land grows hay
 to feed the flock. Couple have 2 cars,
 TV, phone & freezer & keep cats.      
 Doctor in village 5 miles away. No    
 local shop, shopping done in          
 supermarket 9 miles away. Husband     
 active local councillor & wife local  
 footpath liaison officer.             

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