Down on the farm on national open day

Jane Thompsonof George Thompson Farms at the sheep display.
Jane Thompsonof George Thompson Farms at the sheep display.

Children have been given the opportunity to explore farming in Holbeach Hurn and learn about where their food comes from.

A H Worth and Co Ltd and QV Foods Ltd opened the gates of the farm to more than 1,000 people during the national Open Farms Sunday.

The event was organised by managing director Duncan Worth and farm manager Simon Day.

Visitors were able to enjoy a display of vintage and modern machinery as well as learn about anaerobic digestion and renewable energy.

There were also trips around the farm to see to different crops growing.

Sheep sheering and weighing by George Thompson Farms was especially popular with the children, who enjoyed touching the animals.

Other displays were provided by South Holland Drainage Board, Coleman’s Mustard, HMC Peas and Steve Portass vermin control.

Hot food was provided by Grasmere and other refreshments included Laddies ice cream.

Sarah Worth said: “It was a fantastic day and marvellous to see three generations of families talking about farming.

“The children especially enjoyed touching the animals.”