A big welcome to Andrew and Laura and all their wonderful sheep. Andrew and Laura join us from Locks Farm a few miles along the Downs near Pulborough and it will be lovely to see all their lovely sheep in the fields between Didling and Cocking.
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John Deere, rolling Downs
It’s a good day when everything comes together for a nice photograph! The simple rolling lines of this vast chalk field, a single tractor and perfect light. Ooooh it’s good to be out and about…
This photo and others are on my Photostream at Flickr.
Set-aside agricultural land
If you’ve driven along the road between Midhurst and Petworth this week and you’ll almost certainly have spotted this impressive field of poppies. When I stopped to take a photograph I had to queue to get into the field behind another four photographers, one of whom had traveled from Portsmouth to see these flowers!
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Yellow fields, Bepton
Bank holiday weather? Never mind the rain The South Downs (somewhere under the clouds) are always lovely 🙂
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Agricultural Fleece on Fields in West Sussex
My son Nathan described the field as ‘a giants bed’ because viewed from a distance it looks like a huge stripey bed-sheet. I love the fact that children see things that grown-ups pass by!
Fleece is used in farming to protect crops from frost and cold temperatures. It stops young plants from getting ‘bitten’ by frost, and keeps soil temperatures up during the daytime when the sun shines.
If you’re wondering what to do during the Easter holidays then I’d recommend you head down to Cowdray Model Farm in Easebourne. There’s plenty of animals – cows, pigs, hens and ponies – and during this week they’ll be lambing about 40 Lleyn ewes in some lambing pens.
This little piggy didn’t go to market…
Well this little piggy wasn’t invited in for Boxing Day lunch. He looked very pleased to see us as we walked through the yard at Church Farm though I suspect before long he’ll be destined for the table. Still snow on the ground! Oink!