The life of a Tudor farm labourer was pretty tough. Hard work and an ability to avoid an array of diseases was the only road to survival. Agriculture was the primary industry and animals were an integral part of daily life, so at Mary Arden’s Farm we are happy that we have had a few new arrivals this year to brighten up the tough life of a Tudor farm labourer.
From lambs in the early spring to our constant arrivals of baby chicks, the animals’ love keeping us busy, providing plenty of jobs to keep us on our toes.
Here is a quick introduction to some of the characters you can meet on the farm.
They are all growing up quickly, so do come and see them before the farm closes for winter at the end of October!