Somerset farm opens gates for fantastic open day

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 June 2017

Ellie and Bella with fleece from the sheep.

Ellie and Bella with fleece from the sheep.

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An open day gave people of all ages the opportunity to learn about the day in the life of a farmer.

James and Alfie at the wheel of a tractor.James and Alfie at the wheel of a tractor.

Berrow Beef and Lamb, based at Faircott Farm off Brent Road, opened its gates to visitors on Sunday as part of the national Open Farm Fun Day event.

Jacob, Byron and Matthew exploring a combine harvester.Jacob, Byron and Matthew exploring a combine harvester.

There was something for the whole family with tractor rides, animal feeding and a fencing demonstration.

Ellie and Bella with fleece from the sheep.Ellie and Bella with fleece from the sheep.

Richard Welland and his wife Sarah said they were ‘surprised’ to have more than 1,300 people attend in their first year.

Zak helping to feed the cattle.Zak helping to feed the cattle.

The farm has been in the family for four generations and continues to grow, covering 250 acres of land.

Ellie and Bella helping to feed the cattle.Ellie and Bella helping to feed the cattle.

Mr Welland said: “The day was a huge success and it gave people the chance to see how farms work.

“We have had a lot of positive feedback and we look forward to holding the event again next year.”


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