On Sunday I visited two farms in Cheshire on Open Farm Sunday – it’s an opportunity for members of the public to go and visit farms, talk to the farmer and learn about the farming world.
One of the farms I visited was at Mickle Trafford just outside Chester – the farm belonging to the Rowlands family who have a herd of Red Poll cattle but there was much more there to see as well for a visitor.
There were also tours by Friends of Trafford Mill. Discover this forgotten Grade II listed water mill, learn about its fascinating and sometimes gruesome past and find out what its future holds.
All Day Barbecue using LEAF Marque Red Poll beef, fresh produce from the kitchen garden and charcoal made locally by The Conservation Volunteers. (I can personally vouch how good the sausages were ).
At the Trafford Mill you can find out about
• charcoal making.
• new log burning heating system.
• giving life to your old garden tools maintenance workshops.
A seasonal look at Trafford Mill Kitchen Garden included
• potting seedlings.
• making plant pots from newspaper.
• crop in a pot.
• making garden structures using locally grown willow and hazel.
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