I am Sarah, married to Jimmy since 2002. We have three children - Ellie is 15, Harry is 12 and Oscar is 7.
We live in a lovely village near Stowmarket in Suffolk, on our 1.5 acre smallholding. We have dabbled in pig breeding, had 2 lambs from our sheep 2 years ago, we keep bees and did keep chickens and ducks until a nasty fox attack a couple of years ago.
I have 5 wonderful cockapoos - Max (7), Polly (6), Sookie (3), Lola (1) and Willow (3 months)
A couple of years ago we also tried our hands at raising turkey for the table, and our Christmas dinner was delicious!
Jim likes to grow fruit and veg, although he is having a break from it, it's wonderful to have so much space to fit everything in!
Above is a photo of Max looking down our garden to the old chicken house on his left and the stable where our pigs were kept. When we moved here in Dec 2012, none of the land was visible, it was all covered in brambles! Jim has worked very hard over the last couple of years, and my once computer nerdish, slightly geeky husband has changed into a farmer!
Above is a photo of Jim and me at Bressingham in Aug 2014.
Since I started this website, we have added a different dog breed to the family. Jim has always wanted a bigger dog, and has found his ideal breed in the Komondor. They are a large Hungarian working breed, bred for guarding sheep from wolf attacks. They are fiercely loyal, protective and loving, but they have a lazy side too! My usually shy husband is in his element when talking about his dogs - Trixie is the eldest (3 in July 2018) and Buddy is the tallest (3 in September). Jim has been trying his hand at showing Buddy, and they are very excited to have won their class at Crufts last year!
Jim joined the committee for The Komondor Club of GB and he is also the Website Editor.
We also have now welcomed Angyal (pronounced Angel), taking our total dog count to 7!
Jim is planning his first komondor litter in 2018. Please see www.lyntonkomondors.com for more information.