The Pre-Prep visited Churchills Farm in Northmoor where they saw Ruby Red cows and a one-week-old calf have his ears tagged, he was very brave! They were also all weighed together to see if they were as heavy as a bull but the 23 children combined were only half the weight of the bull weighing 1100kg!
We had a tour of the working farm and looked at the various crops that were being grown before going on a tractor and trailer ride to a field to watch some seed drilling before working together in two teams to re-enact the work of the machine planting the seeds.
It is much more efficient to plant the 30 million seeds planted by machine than with humans. We ended the day with a picnic lunch in a barn, with three lambs in a pen next to us, before one more tractor and trailer ride to visit a herd of cows who excitedly came running to the gate when Farmer James called them.