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Farm visit

We have had a fantastic trip to Scholland Farm today.  Mrs Leslie was showing us around. Jamie was busy doing what farmers do at this hectic time of year.  We were lucky to catch him for a little while and he came to tell us about some things before heading back to continue with some bailing.  Here are some photos.

Jamie is baling straw so Mrs Leslie is telling us all about the barley and combining and then the straw being put into big bales to be used for animal bedding.

Then we went to see the cows.  There were lots of them along with their calves.  They were being moved so we’re running and kicking their heels with delight!

We stood back and watched. It was funny!

Then we got to see some of the farm machinery. Some of us knew what it was and some us learned what these were called and what it was used for.

After that we went for a short walk along a track to see Jet caa the sheep.  Jet was lovely and did everything she was told.  We asked how she knew what to do and Jamie told us what commands he used to get her to do what he wanted.  She’s very clever!

Next it was the vegetable patch and we were very lucky to see lots of different types of vegetables.  We even got some to take back to school and will use them this week.

Finally we passed the smelly slurry spreader and went to see the caddy lambs, hens and one of the horses.

We had a great time and even managed to see a few planes and helicopters take off and land. What a fantastic day we’ve had.