Organic farm throws open its gates to all

Public baa: Emily Callow, Tomas and Hannah Leggate and friends. Photo:SG240711-03MD
Public baa: Emily Callow, Tomas and Hannah Leggate and friends. Photo:SG240711-03MD

LOTS of families took the opportunity to have fun at Woodlands Organic Farm in Kirton.

In fact Sunday’s annual free open event was the second-best ever, with an estimated 1,500 adults and children through the gates.

Model bunny:Emily Callow (6) in the Art Barn. Photo: SG240711-04MD

Model bunny:Emily Callow (6) in the Art Barn. Photo: SG240711-04MD

Apart from Woodlands’ own-reared farm animals to see close-up and own-grown fresh vegetables and agricultural machines on display, there were dozens of demonstrations and stalls from the wider community.

Visitors could watch working bees in action with Boston Beekeepers, meet Colin and Annette Faulkner and their rescued bats, and savour Sarah Lyon’s Slow Food cooking recipes from the Kirton Town Hall Centenary Cookbook.

In the Art Barn children could draw live rabbits or make their own tiles with ceramicist Andrew Mackenzie, and Algarkirk spinning group’s spindles were turning.

Farmer Andrew Dennis said: “It was a perfect day to celebrate the rural landscape.”