The Linking Environment And Farming Open Farm Sunday ran for the tenth time last weekend, and members of the public were welcomed onto the farm to witness the fascinating world of farming.

As well as being a fun and informative day out for all the family, the event also gives visitors the opportunity to see first-hand all that farmers do and the impact their work has on all our lives.

This year saw over 750 visitors to the farm, the weather was kind and lots of fun was had by all ages.

Throughout the day there was lots to see and learn about, including sheep shearing demonstrations, tractor & trailer rides around the farm/growing fields and there were lots of animals to meet, including freshly hatched day old chicks.

This event was one of hundreds of farms across the country which welcomed visitors on June 11 as part of the farming industry’s annual open day.

Open Farm Sunday is managed by LEAF, the leading organisation at the forefront of delivering more sustainable food and farming.

Annabel Shackleton, Open Farm Sunday manager at LEAF said: “Modern farming is incredibly diverse and impacts on all of us, from the clothes we wear to the medicines we take and the food we eat, as well as managing our beautiful countryside for us all to enjoy.

Farming plays a vital part in all our lives. LEAF Open Farm Sunday gives everyone the rare opportunity to see farming in real life and to learn about the hard work, care and pride that goes into the work farmers do, which is so vital to the environment, our lives and the economy.’