Brookfield Farm

Vince is a farmer who always likes a challenge, studied Ostriches in the early nineties and built a flock of good stock, although the market dropped he still has ostriches, and the blown ostrich eggs can be purchased in the Yellow Hat Gallery.


Irene once asked Vince could they go to France to see the sun flowers growing Vince replied no need to go there, I will grow some for you. So for many year she grew a huge field of sunflowers, Irene painted them in many ways “Sunny Honey ” available as a limited edition print was Farm-sunflowersinspired by the field of sunflowers, people came from afar to buy the flowers and also visit the gallery at the same time, Vince also took the flowers to farmers markets.

Cereals are also grown on the farm and Vince has a small flock of Cotswold lions sheep. One day Vince decided to write “The Yellow Hat Tribe” in sunflower seeds across a field, as the plants grew “The Yellow Hat Tribe”could be seen for miles.

Vince then acquired a Irish Cob called Boy, then he bought a cart and with some help Boy was trained to pull the cart, they would go out on the cotswold roads not returning home for hours Boy loved it, so did Vince.

Two donkeys also live on the farm Kisi, and kacoo both girls the gentlest animals on the farm, often Vince and Irene take them for walks.There are also 4 running ducks who always walk in a line.


Sometimes when visitors arrive at the gallery Vince will take them to see the Ostrich, telling them of his journey to Africa to buy some ostrich in the late eighties, hiring a DC 10 aeroplane to bring them home causing huge amusement to local folk.

Vince and Irene married in September 2006 then honeymooned in Mauritius, the limited edition prints available of “The Cane Cutters” & “Breakfast on the Balcony” were both inspired by there stay in Mauritius.


  • Clive Storey said on Jul 21, 2015 10:54 am

    I apologise for using this way to contact you.

    I am trying to locate a Andrew Vincent Tyack who was/is involved with property Greenfingers Fosseway Lower Slaughter Gloucestershire GL54 2EY.

    The property is up for sale but it is stated that their is an issue with title. Land registry shows 2 individuals Mathew George Sebastine and Andrew Vincent Tyack that have a registered interest in the property but no further details are given.

    It would be appreciated if Andrew Vincent Tyack if the correct person could provide details of the restrictive covenants he holds on the property.

    Please accept my apologise if I have the wrong person and ignore this email.


  • Sue MANLEY said on Dec 18, 2015 10:09 am

    Do you have a set of tablemats as we bought the Provence ones for our daughter some time ago and she would like some more for Christmas. We can collect as we live in Oxford. Thank you

  • Justine Parr said on Jul 1, 2016 6:50 pm

    Hi, Can you tell me please if you sell Ostrich Meat from the farm? I’ve tried everywhere to buy some but to no avail & I know you have an Ostrich Farm so thought I’d ask you. Many Thanks, Justine

  • Michael Major said on Nov 1, 2016 12:23 pm

    Do you sell fresh ostrich eggs

  • Mrs Sarah Woolcock said on Mar 30, 2017 1:23 pm

    Good afternoon,

    My name is Sarah Woolcock and I am joint club leader of Witney junior Young Farmers Club. We are a group of around 40-45 members aged from 10-16 years old. I am currently putting together our Summer programme and driving past your farm a couple of times each week I thought wouldn’t it be great to take the juniors for a meeting at an Ostrich farm! I think I visited your farm many years ago when I was in young Farmers and found it really interesting, is this something you still do or may consider please?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,


    • Irene Tyack said on Apr 17, 2017 12:32 pm

      Hi Sarah, Will ask Vince and let you know as to a farm visit.
      Best Wishes


  • Wayne said on Jun 14, 2017 5:42 am

    Hi Irene
    We’ve never met but I know Helen and I’m trying to reach her. Can you please give her my e-address or give me a contact number or email for her please

    • Irene Tyack said on Jun 19, 2017 3:06 pm

      Hi Wayne, Sorry for delay I have given Helen your email address.

      Best Wishes