Today was Open Farm Sunday which is a national open day for many of Britain's farms. I took D and my mum to our closest participating farm which was Whetstone pastures farm. It was small but quite nice and we plan to visit again next month and pick our own strawberries. D enjoyed the play area and i think we shall sit down in the tea rooms next time too.
We had a tractor ride down the lanes between the fields of wheat and rapeseed, and past the old farm buildings.
We stopped at the cow shed where there were lots of cows eating silage and taking a 6 week break from the fields now that their milk production had stopped. After their 6 weeks inside they will be put back to the bull and out in the rejuvenated field to eat fresh grass and start the milk producing process all over again.
It wasn't a sunny day but was warm with grey skies. We had a few heavy downpours whilst we were fortunately under cover and a show of lightning too.
We spent most of our time in the play barn for D, he was completely absorbed in it, pretending to be a farmer and collecting straw, dispatching it in different tractors and visiting the farmhouse for periods of rest!
When the rain clouds stopped splitting we headed back to the car and on the way home popped into the Framework Knitters museum in Wigston, just up the road from where we live. I visited before here.
Lots of old fashioned charm in a quaint and rickety building with dipped floors and precarious stairs and floor boards in the bedroom being a ceiling in the parlour with no plaster or actual ceiling attached to it. Lots of 100 or more year old vinyl flooring which is a wonderful part of the history of this building.
And a beautiful small garden to sit in afterwards full of bees and colourful blooms.
Praise be to God for days like these!