Friday, 30 May 2014
Come rain or shine we will be taking part, along with almost 400 other farmers around the country, in this years Open Farm Sunday. The annual event is organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) and it is a great day out for all the family. If you are interested in having a look around a farm to see how your food is grown and how farmers look after the countryside go to the website, type in your postcode and get searching!
We are conducting guided tours around the farm, lasting for about 1.5 hours and taking in some of the tremendous views form the top of Bredon Hill overlooking Cheltenham. We'll be stopping off at Overbury Stud to visit the horses before heading towards Beckford and heading up the Yellow Brick Road. We will stop off to look at the arable land and how we are using different crops to protect our valuable soil and increasing the populations of earth worms in our soil. After this it is off around the hill escarpment to look at pollen and nectar mixes designed to provide much needed pollen and nectar for all of our pollinators and recently planted wild bird food seed mixes. These are not not harvested but left through the winter to provide valuable winter feed for our farmland birds. Following on we will be sampling some fresh peas before returning via the Park to look at our sheep flock then on to the village hall.
Trailers are setting off from the village hall at 9.30, 11.30 2 and 4pm. Places are limited so you will need to call the Estate Office (01386 725111) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org