Open Farm Sunday is TOMORROW

If you want to find out what goes on behind the scenes at a farm pop on down to one of the 450 farms opening their gates for Farm Sunday 2009. We were on Ian Piggots farm last week in Hertfordshire finding out about the way he runs his farm. First time I've seen him without a pink shirt, but Ian actually invented Open Farm Sunday as part of his Nuffield Scholarship, and Wiggly Wigglers is a proud sponsor again this year.

Here's a couple of farms we have visited that are well worth a few hours to visit tomorrow.

Overbury Farms will be joining in for the 4th consecutive year.

Tractor rides will depart frequently through out the day taking in various different aspects of farming at Overbury.

Chris Tallis Farm Machinery from Ashton-Under-Hill will have a display of various tractors, including the latest in satellite navigation technology. The John Deere 30 series will be used to demonstrate how the new technology enables the tractor to steer itself!

Those giving talks will include Jake Freestone (Farm Manager) and William Fox (Frontier Agriculture). Also present will be Dominic Swainson of UAP, our “crop doctor” who helps to ensure that Overbury Farms operates at the highest environmental and technological levels.

Robert Edwards will be giving a falconry display and ferret racing is scheduled at intervals through out the day. Our shepherd will be shearing sheep and the wool will be spun on a traditional spinning wheel.

There will be farm animals to meet – sheep, cows, pigs and chickens, and a nature trail to follow.

With something for everyone Open Farm Sunday promises to be a great day out for all the family!

White Haywood Farm and Restaurant
Open Farm Sunday 2009 comes to our working family farm in the foothills of the Black Mountains.
We will take you on a guided tour of our farm to see the animals, machines and the work being carried
out through Countryside Stewardship and environmental schemes. Local Stitchers & Weavers group,
Y.F.C, the Environment Agency and more are helping out and doing demonstrations on the day.
Philip & Pauline Goodwin • White Haywood Farm & Restaurant, Craswall, Nr Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR2 0PH • Tel: 01981 510324

For a list of all the farms and more details go to the Open Farm Sunday Website

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