Sunday, 9 June 2013

Open Farm Sunday - a great success!

The delight of holding a duckling!

Watching sheep being sheared
Well, if the crowds attending “Open Farm Sunday” at Middle farm, Cheriton, Hampshire today are anything to go by, then all the farms opening their farm gates to the public today, will have had a very successful day! The GWCT farm in Loddington, Leicestershire opens today too, with all farms aiming to entertain and educate the public in actually what happens on a modern day farm and importantly, to explain where our food comes from.
This excellent initiative is nationally organised by “Linking Environment And Farming” (LEAF) – and each year more and more farms sign up, spending a lot of time preparing to make the farm safe and providing plenty to see. I think these two pictures show just what an enjoyable day it is for people who rarely get the chance to get close to farm animals!     

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