Life on the Hole & Sons Farm
Englishman Benjamin Hole takes pictures of a flock of sheep, newborn lambs, dairy cows and other inhabitants of the farm Hole & Sons.
The history of the Hole & Sons farm began in 1962, when an emigrant from New Zealand, Guy Hole, rented land on the British island of Purbeck. Now his grandkids work there, cousins Benjamin and Mark. They launched a site which details life on the farm and how wool is produced. In addition to that, Benjamin opened an account on Instagram where he publishes pictures of sheep, cattle, horses and herding dogs. The blog has more than 144 thousand followers. Now, the owners of Hole & Sons are actively promoting their new product, yarn, and came up with a special hashtag (#holeandsonswool) for the DIY crowd who enjoys showing their creations to an audience on Instagram while using the yarn.
It doesn't bother us that someone has to be there at 2am to bottle feed the weaker lambs. We don't mind that it'll probably cost more in time and money to fix this little guys broken leg than we'll ever earn from him in return. Farming was never intended to be solely driven by spreadsheets and profit margins, it's about a duty of care to those who need it, whilst being grateful for those that can stand on their own four feet. This is how it is on the vast majority of farms out there, but there are still those that taint the water. Farms, not factories.
After the overwhelming response from our first batch of yarn (thank you so much guys), Batch two of #holeandsonswool is in its final stages at the mill. Our yarn will be on sale within the next few weeks, including a new 'shale' grey colour. To avoid disappointment of selling out straight away again I'll split the next batch up and sell it over a number of weeks on days soon to be announced… (Sorry if that all sounds a little ambiguous… but I just wanted to let you all know that it's on it's way!) // shipping worldwide, visit our shop on holeandsons.com for more details.