Wildlife attracted to log cabins living roof

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The "living" roof of a log cabin in Northumberland has become a haven for a variety of wildlife including a rare breed of goat, it has been revealed.

Nina Remnant, who owns the building and a surrounding 200-acre farm about eight miles from Rothbury, confirmed that birds, bees and other insects are attracted to the building's roof, though it has mainly become a goat pen.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, she said: "Just show a goat a ladder and it'll climb it. We always wanted a building with a turf roof that would blend with the landscape. Putting the goats up there makes everyone stop and blink."

It was reported that Ms Remnant and her husband Darren have turned the £500,000 log cabin, which was built this summer with the help of a rural development grant, into a coffee shop - appropriately named Goats on the Roof.

The goats were said to be Bagots - a breed classed as ''critically endangered'' by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust with only 100 breeding females in the country.

Posted by Martin Corby   - 12 November 2010
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