Miller’s Ark Animals was established in 1991 by Elizabeth Miller B.A. Cantab, as an offshoot of her main farming business and has expanded steadily ever since, along with Miller’s Ark Charity, the charity central to the farm.
I bought my first miniature Mediterranean donkeys from Lady Fisher many years ago and established my herd on ‘Marklye’ bloodlines. Some years later with great excitement, I imported Little Britches from Canada and then the following year, I brought in more delightful donkeys from Marshlyn Reed of Little Ass-Pirin Acres in America. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed owning and breeding from ‘my girls’ and being a member of the MMDA (Miniature Mediterranean Donkey Association).
Miller’s Miniature Donkeys are kept at Manor Farm on the Greywell estate in Hampshire along with a wide variety of other farm animals. I am a tenant farmer, specialising in rare breeds and running a mobile farm called Miller’s Ark Animals, which visits schools, nurseries and residential homes. This means that the donkeys meet lots of different people, are well socialised and are easy to load and travel. They love attention and are particularly good with children and those with special needs.
Miller’s Ark Animals/Animal Touch are based on the Earl of Malmesbury’s estate at Hook in Hampshire and the home farm specialises in breeding Irish Moiled rare breed cattle, traditional Belted Galloways, rare breed sheep, Pygmy goats. Kune Kune pigs, standard and miniature donkeys, ducks, geese, turkeys and chicken.