Yesterday was Open Farm Sunday, a day when over 350 farms opened their gates to the general public so we can all see what goes on behind the scenes and learn a little bit about farming.
Although Open Farm Sunday has been going for a few years now, this was our first time to have visited a local farm. We visited Mill Farm near Worksop, just a 20 minute drive away and as well as C, we took our 11 month old nephew H. It’s quite a small farm but still had a few things going on.
C loves any animal so wasn’t disappointed to find she could stroke the lambs and calves in the barns, one of the calves was incredibly friendly and was very interested in C. H looked slightly perplexed when a calf decided to lick and nibble his finger but was soon smiling at the animal.
Next on the agenda was the tractor-trailer ride which was great fun, and not too uncomfortable, especially as we got to drive through a river. The guide was very good and his talk was actually really interesting. The excitement was too much for H at this point and he fell asleep halfway round.
It was time for home now but not before ice creams for everyone and a look around the vintage tractor display and the couple of stalls that were set up in one of the barns.
We had a really nice afternoon out, it’s just a shame Open Farm Sunday only happens once a year!