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The reason Susie and Ivor moved to Herefordshire was to live a more environmentally sound way. To be able to grow their own vegetables and rear their own animals.

At various times they had goats, geese, chickens, badger face sheep and Hereford cattle. For Ivor and Susie rearing their own animals had been one of the main reasons they wanted to live in the countryside.

Having a cider business and orchards to run kept them busy, but with animals on the farm, there was always other work that needed to be done.

For Ivor, who had been brought up and lived in London, this was a dream come true. Mrs Pig was on the farm in the 1080s. This photograph is from 1984. She would often barge through the electric fence and make her way to Pembridge village, a whole a mile away.