Matthew has grown up amid a menagerie of animals. Other than the farm's 5,000 Polwarth sheep and a few cattle, there are 12 cats, five kittens, numerous hens and the dogs to play with.
The family also breeds miniature horses, which they eventually hope to export to the UK.
One pony called Baby was delivered by Susie, who performed a caesarean section on the horse's dead mother.
"If we leave the door open she'll just come into the house to see us," says Susie.