Neil's great-grandfather first bought the farm in 1890, and it was primarily a cow dairy for many decades, with pigs and sheep and horses as well. Neil's grandfather and father were both born at the farm. Neil bought Bonnieview Farm in 1995 from his uncle who was a traditional cow dairy farmer, because he did not want to see the farm leave the family.

Neil's great-grandfather, James, with his grandson, Andy (Neil's father)

Neil's great-grandfather, James, with his grandson, Andy (Neil's father)