I am Sarah, married to Jimmy since 2002. We have three children - Ellie is 17, Harry is 14 and Oscar is 9.
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 (8), Polly (7), Sookie (4), Lola (3) and Willow (1).
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 an bear 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 and likes popping into town or to country shows with Buddy (who loves the attention!) to show off and answer the many questions he receives!
Buddy is the eldest (4) & Angyal (Angel) is now 3. Jim has been trying his hand at showing Buddy, and they were very excited to have won their class at Crufts in 2018. 2019 Crufts was fun, but Buddy was tired and didn't want to walk round the ring. In 2020 Buddy refused to leave the Discover Dogs stand to enter the ring at all!!
You will notice Trixie in photos below, and around my website. We very sadly lost her in February 2019, at just 3 years of age. We are still absolutely devastated and she has left a massive hole in our hearts.
Rest in Peace, Trixie - 18th July 2015 - 21st February 2019
Jim, Angel & Buddy had their first litter on 31st August 2019. We have kept two puppies - Cordelia and Dave...! If you would like to follow their progress, or are interested in a Komondor puppy from a future litter, please click below to go to their Facebook Page, where you can contact Jim as needed.
Jim joined the committee for The Komondor Club of GB and he is also the Website Editor and since 2019 is the Club Secretary. I am also now on the Committee!
Please see www.lyntonkomondors.com for more information.