Open Farm Sunday 5th June 2016

Open Farm Sunday turned out to be a great success.  At least 200 people came and had a look around and took part in the activities on offer.  There was a great mix of people of all ages from babes in arms to grandparents and seniors.   We were lucky with the weather which made it easier; however, a few people said it was too hot to walk the mystery trail!   Tom, aided by Zac in the trailer, did not stop doing trailer rides - 7 times they set off with a full load down to the river where they ate peas and listened to Tom answer questions on the farming,  wildlife and conservation. The Care Farm animals proved very popular too, especially the ducklings who looked cute and quacked away merrily and our large black piglets who performed to order by lying down to have their bellies rubbed when given the right fuss.  Other activities included a mystery trail, planting bean or pea seeds in a newspaper pot, a pollinator survey,  looking at a beehive and equipment, handling and experimenting with different types of soil, digging for mini-beasts and crafts. There was a steady flow of people seeking refreshments and the atmosphere was happy and relaxed.  Many thanks to everyone who came and for all the positive comments made on the feedback forms.  Also many thanks to all our helpers  - we could not have done with out them....   We hope to do it again next year.

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