Oak Tree Farm is a small traditional family run farm located in Nottinghamshire in the heart of Robin Hood country, situated close to the pretty rural village of Normanton-on-Trent. The Farm was originally built many generations ago as a mixed arable, dairy and beef enterprise.
Now run by Mark and Linda Wealthall, we specialise in breeding rare traditional British breeds. Our sheep and pigs graze in fields bordered with mature hawthorn hedges and have the additional benefit of shade from large Oak, Horse Chestnut and Ash trees.
Oak Tree Farm is home to our herd, the "Trentside Saddlebacks". The herd is kept free range, living in pig arks throughout the year. We have both indoor and outdoor farrowing areas, which we can choose depending on the weather (a warm, deep straw stable is a nice alternative!). Additionally, we also keep a flock of what many people claim to be the oldest breed of sheep in England, the Ryelands.
You will also find the farm's mischievous Springer spaniels and an odd mixture of hens and ducks all making busy around the farm.
Our farm has an abundance of wild life and looking after our traditional farmland and native wildlife has been one of our main concerns. We have introduced many conservation measures on the farm, spending time developing natural habitats for pond life, birds and small mammals. With the planting of many new trees and the siting of an abundance of bird boxes, the dawn chorus at Oak Tree is truly magical. Our resident barn owls have again produced offspring this year.
We hope you enjoy our web site.
Mark and Linda Wealthall.