Who we are
Hi, and welcome to our family farm! I’m Sophie, a farmer, educator, ecologist, silversmith and mum, and I run Windrush Farm, following in the footsteps of my mum Lucinda, a farmer and artist. I decided to diversify our farm to offer craft experiences in 2020. I am totally passionate about craft and the environment, and wanted to share our beautiful farm with others. We hope you love it as much as we do.
About the farm
Windrush Farm is a 45 acre family farm near Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, comprising of arable farmland and a variety of natural habitats intentionally set aside for biodiversity and carbon sequestration. We use regenerative agricultural methods, and on our arable land we breed and produce Connemara ponies and pedigree rare breed Zwartbles sheep and grow sustainable crops such as willow. Enhancing and maintaining biodiversity and the local environment underpin all of our practices on the farm. Our ‘wild’ land, which includes 11 acres of unique wetland and a bog pond is home to hundreds of native species of plants, trees, animals and birds. Deer, foxes, rabbits, bats, shrews, stoats, birds of prey and a large variety of songbirds are among the many creatures that call Windrush Farm home, along with three generations of the Nicol family, who have resided at the farm for over 20 years.