About Haye Cornwall
By meeting the animals, breathing clean air, gazing at dark skies, chatting with us, and trying our home-made and home-produced food, we hope you will see that another way is possible.
Living like this has a fantastic impact on mental and physical health. This is not imaginary. Pollution is linked to depression and accredited research has shown that contact with nature relieves anxiety and stress; even the sight of green spaces, rivers and flowers aids recovery from illness.
The medical profession is taking note of the benefits of nature, with the NHS encouraging green social prescribing. Similarly, the education system is also starting to recognise that many kids don’t thrive if they’re stuck in classrooms.
An important reason for creating a farmstead at Haye was that we value animals and believe we should share our planet with them in a fairer way. As you’ll see as you wander around, our chickens, donkeys, ponies, cats, and dog are all individuals, have quirks to their personalities just like us, and clearly show emotions. With 38% of children having never heard a cow moo, and 20% not knowing where their food comes from, we think it’s important to give them a chance to connect with animals.
Even though this is a farmstead, we don’t farm our animals, we certainly don’t harm them, and we give them every chance to live to a ripe old age, just like us.