Food and Farming day at Sacrewell farm

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A bit of a different emphasis to the ‘hand made’ theme of last year, which we had enjoyed so much. Shire horses were a major feature today and very interesting to watch them ploughing. The mill was in action grinding flour. We talked to the blacksmith, but didn’t see him working. The (Old London) Routemaster buses were there again and we took a trip on one to the River Nene Organic farm in the next village, which was mostly a quick guided tramp around two of their fields. But interesting to see. They had birds of prey and owls, including a barn owl, which is the same as the owl in one of Mip’s favourite stories (Plop – The Owl who was afraid of the dark).

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They had a farmers market there too, but Matt was very disappointed as there were no pork pies to be found. I think there was less to see than last years event, but it was still a lovely day.

Note the boys’ matching hoodies – a bargain I found in Boots yesterday at £2 each!

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