Feb 072014
 
10 February 2014 - A time to prepare

Preparing for Calving and Sows Farrowing – Shows a farmer fetching in his cattle ready for calving in the spring, Then goes on to show how piglets are born all year round. With footage of piglets actually being born .
New Life in the Greenhouse –Show the tomatoes we saw being planted and grown as seedlings now being transferred and set out in greenhouses.
Bird Nesting Boxes – helping new life. – Helping a little owl then how you can help birds after a hard winter. Jon Traill a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust field officer gives tips and advice on types of bird boxes and where to place them for best results.

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Jan 242014
 
2014 Livestock Posts

All Livestock posts for 2014

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Oct 132013
 
Autumn Farm Visits

The Autumn farm visits have gone very well so far.  We have already had some great feedback “Thanks for a fantastic day at Weighton Wold Farm with Warter School. Superb initiative & best school trip ever!” Tracey Baty, Parent Governor, Warter School   “The visit was a fantastic experience for the children and the adults alike” Sue Brummit

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Mar 162013
 
18 March 2013 - The ides of March are upon us!

Bees – Explains why bees are so important, giving a brief explanation of their role in the life cycle of a flowering plant.
Busy bees Busy Farmers –Shows bees busy pollinating tomatoes, and farmers busy in the fields, fertilising winter crops and sowing spring crops.
Secret Calves and lambs? – Explains how we have so far been unsuccessful in catching calves being born on film, but how we are more confident of catching lambs being born as our farmer has 2000 ewes to lamb. We see these ewes being brought inside, fed and vaccinated in preparation for lambing.

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Feb 132013
 
18 February 2013 - Winter slow to release its grip!

Preparing for Calving and Sows Farrowing – Shows a farmer fetching in his cattle ready for calving in the spring, Then goes on to show how piglets are born all year round. With footage of piglets actually being born .
New Life in the Greenhouse –Show the tomatoes we saw being planted and grown as seedlings now being transferred and set out in greenhouses.
Bird Nesting Boxes – helping new life. – Helping a little owl then how you can help birds after a hard winter. Jon Traill a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust field officer gives tips and advice on types of bird boxes and where to place them for best results.

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Discovering Our Countryside brings the world of farming and the countryside right into the classroom. Food production, agriculture, horticulture and the countryside are rich with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths, steeped in our History, part of our surrounding Geographical world, inspiration for our Art, Music, Literature, part of Religious belief so why is only healthy eating,

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