Chance To Visit Working Farm This Sunday

grazing cattle peninnisGordon Bird from Pelistry Farm says he’s looking forward to welcoming members of the public to an open day this Sunday.

Gordon says it’s a chance for people to see where their food comes from and to get close to some of the animals.

He hopes that will help them to appreciate why it’s important, for example, to keep dogs on leads near cattle.

There’ll be trailer rides available, as well as a chance for children to see calves and a foot-trimming exhibition by expert Andy Finch.

There will also be farm walks, at 11am and 2pm, to explain what happens on a modern farm.

Gordon says when he first started farming, people didn’t feel threatened by farms. He feels these days, they’ve been scared off by the large equipment and chemicals.

And he says farmers are just ordinary people, not the rich grant chasers they’re often portrayed as.

The event is being organised by the isles of Scilly Farming Initiative, which Gordon supports because he says it’s a chance to meet other farmers and see their operations, something that hasn’t really happened before on the islands.

The Farm Open Day is running from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 21st July. Entry is free and open to anyone.

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