Farm Visit

A couple of weeks ago B invited us along with some others to spend the day at her family’s farm who have recently started to do school visits.  We were the first to arrive so went with B and R to look at the pigs. B jumped into their pen to show us their party trick, not realising that they hadn’t been fed and all 3 of them started trying to eat her! Skye jumped in as a distraction and then realised that wasn’t such a good idea so promptly got herself out.  Thankfully B managed to make a swift getaway too, remarkably unscathed!

Once everyone else (the fishes, the manor borns and another family i recognised from creative writing) had arrived, Farmer Ben walked us around the farm explaing about the crops they grow there and answering questions.  Then onto feeding pigs and cows, they are not cattle farmers but keep some cattle for ‘fun’ (and food) :/

Farmer Ben left us for a while and the children had a go at pond dipping, not really finding too much, sketching of some of the pondlife they found, mostly water fleas!  Back to Farmer Ben for tractor rides, the children paired up, jumped aboard and got to steer the tractor around the field.  Great fun! 🙂

We sat together for a picnic lunch. M spoiled us by bringing along scones, clotted cream and jam, which went down well with out fresh strawberries 🙂

It was then onto bread, butter and cheese making with B who did a fantastic job.  M and I helped out a bit, mainly by washing up and keeping an eye on the bread baking in the aga.  We were of course rewarded with cups of tea 🙂

Was lovely catching up with M and K, its been a while since we saw them as they have been busy Kentwelling!

There was time for a quick play in B’s mums beautiful garden whilst we helped B clear up.

We had a brilliant day and the girls are very keen to go back and do it all again.  Thank you 🙂


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 07:13:09

    It was a lovely day. 🙂


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