Farm's open day is a big crowd puller
OPEN Farm Sunday at Field Barn Farm, Winterborne Whitechurch, was a great success for owner Graham Birch and his farm manager Scott Bagwell.
Mr Bagwell said: "We did it for the first time last year when we had about 300 visitors, and must have doubled that number this year.
TRACTOR RIDE: Mike and Tanya Longshaw and their family enjoy a day out at the Field Barn Farm in Winterborne Whitechuch during Open Farm Sunday. Pictures by James Dadzitis
DOWN TO EARTH: Manager Scott Bagwell and owner Graham Birch of the Field Barn Farm in Winterborne Whitechuch during their event for Open Farm Sunday
"We had lamb feeding, milking time, tractor and trailer rides, guessing the weight of the calf, a hog roast and cream teas, and it was definitely worth doing.
"It's good to get the public in to see what we do. Anything that keeps farming in the public eye is good."
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Mr Bagwell, who was runner-up in last year's Dairy Farmer of the Year, has been manager for eight years, and was taken on by Mr Birch when he took over the farm in 2007.