We could really do with some rain down here on the south coast of England but not on our Open Farm Sunday please

OK, so I know that other parts of the UK have had plenty of rain but here in the Solent we haven’t seen any for months. It’s been the driest spring for eighty years and is shaping up to be a hot and dry summer. The grass looks like straw and I wonder how our local farmer is getting on with his crops. Surely he must be praying for rain. And that reminds me that on Sunday 18 July Northney Farm has Open Farm Sunday between 11am and 4pm.
There are tractor and trailer rides and you can see the gorgeous pedigree Ayrshire cows being milked, feed the calves, and sample the farm's new home-made Northney Ice Cream

You might even get to see Enfield the Aberdeen Angus Bull, although he's usually in a field near the Chichester harbour coastline.

There is a video on the farm's web site made by previous marketing clients of mine Lesley and Bob Ede.

I love our local farm, a significant part of the which is worked under the control of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. The list of wildlife that enjoy the farmland includes pheasants, foxes, deers, woodpeckers and bats.  I've seen all of these except the bats.

And now you can even see the site of the Roman Temple. I know I am just going to have to write this and the farm into one of my crime novels soon...

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