20 June 2016 – Hedgerow Feasts, Cow’s Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

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Jun 202016
 
20 June 2016 - Hedgerow Feasts, Cow's Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

Hedgerow feasts –.We look at some of the plants and animals you may find in a hedgerow and how we can link these in food chains.
Cow’s stomach feasts – We look at how ruminants rely of micro-beasts in their 4 stomachs to help them digest grass making them very important to food production as this allows us to produce food from land we would not otherwise be able to use.
Tasty feasts – We look at how strawberries are produced in time for Wimbledon snacks

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14 September 2015 – Bringing in the harvest

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Sep 142015
 
14 September 2015 - Bringing in the harvest

The harvesting of crops – shows farmers harvesting various crops such as cereals, potatoes peas. Also shows how a combine harvester threshes the corn in one process
The Harvesting of grass – Shows livestock harvesting grass to make milk for their offspring. Shows lambs being weighed to see if they are heavy enough for sending to market.
Harvesting our garden – What has been harvested in our garden over the summer.

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6 July 2015 – Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

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Jul 042015
 
6 July 2015 - Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

Out and about in summer – Give Mario a break! Things to look out this summer. Also looks at some outdoor activities for school and summer holidays.
How are crops doing? – Looks at how crops we saw planted in spring are doing in early summer. How bees have harvested the fields of yellow to make honey.
Dairy Products– Shows milk being processed to produce cream for your Wimbledon Strawberries and then bottled as either Whole, Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Also explains why milk is an excellent drink for athletes or after any exercise

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22 June 2015 – Hedgerow Feasts, Cow’s Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

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Jun 202015
 
22 June 2015 - Hedgerow Feasts, Cow's Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

Hedgerow feasts –.We look at some of the plants and animals you may find in a hedgerow and how we can link these in food chains.
Cow’s stomach feasts – We look at how ruminants rely of micro-beasts in their 4 stomachs to help them digest grass making them very important to food production as this allows us to produce food from land we would not otherwise be able to use.
Tasty feasts – We look at how strawberries are produced in time for Wimbledon snacks

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8 September 2014 – Bringing in the harvest

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Sep 082014
 
8 September 2014 - Bringing in the harvest

The harvesting of crops – shows farmers harvesting various crops such as cereals, potatoes peas. Also shows how a combine harvester threshes the corn in one process
The Harvesting of grass – Shows livestock harvesting grass to make milk for their offspring. Shows lambs being weighed to see if they are heavy enough for sending to market.
Harvesting our garden – What has been harvested in our garden over the summer.

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14 July 2014 – Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

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Jul 112014
 
14 July 2014 - Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

Out and about in summer – Give Mario a break! Things to look out this summer. Also looks at some outdoor activities for school and summer holidays.
How are crops doing? – Looks at how crops we saw planted in spring are doing in early summer. How bees have harvested the fields of yellow to make honey.
Dairy Products– Shows milk being processed to produce cream for your Wimbledon Strawberries and then bottled as either Whole, Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Also explains why milk is an excellent drink for athletes or after any exercise

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30 June 2014 – Not all…..

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Jun 292014
 
30 June 2014 - Not all.....

Cow’s stomach feasts – We look at how ruminants rely of micro-beasts in their 4 stomachs to help them digest grass making them very important to food production as this allows us to produce food from land we would not otherwise be able to use.
Tasty feasts – We look at how strawberries are produced in time for Wimbledon snacks
Celery – How to plant trench celery.

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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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Sep 022013
 
9 September 2013 - Bringing in the Harvest.

The harvesting of crops – shows farmers harvesting various crops such as cereals, potatoes peas. Also shows how a combine harvester threshes the corn in one process
The Harvesting of grass – Shows livestock harvesting grass to make milk for their offspring. Shows lambs being weighed to see if they are heavy enough for sending to market.
The harvesting of flowers by bees – Why this is so important and how we can help bees to survive the winter

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8 July 2013 – Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

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Jul 062013
 
8 July 2013 - Summer Crops, Dairy Products Things to do over Summer.

Out and about in summer – Give Mario a break! Things to look out this summer. Also looks at some outdoor activities for school and summer holidays.
How are crops doing? – Looks at how crops we saw planted in spring are doing in early summer. How bees have harvested the fields of yellow to make honey.
Dairy Products– Shows milk being processed to produce cream for your Wimbledon Strawberries and then bottled as either Whole, Skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Also explains why milk is an excellent drink for athletes or after any exercise

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24 June 2013 – Hedgerow Feasts, Cow’s Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

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Jun 212013
 
24 June 2013 - Hedgerow Feasts, Cow's Stomach feasts, Tasty feasts.

Hedgerow feasts –.We look at some of the plants and animals you may find in a hedgerow and how we can link these in food chains.
Cow’s stomach feasts – We look at how ruminants rely of micro-beasts in their 4 stomachs to help them digest grass making them very important to food production as this allows us to produce food from land we would not otherwise be able to use.
Tasty feasts – We look at how strawberries are produced in time for Wimbledon snacks

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10 June 2013 – What the summer is to the farming year.

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Jun 072013
 
10 June 2013 - What the summer is to the farming year.

Grass at Last – We revisit the lambs we saw turned out after lambing and we see our calves getting their first taste of fresh grass
Beetroot Seed & Ripe Tomatoes – We say strange beetroot seed planted and then the tomatoes we saw planted, sorted by robots, pollinated by bees are finally picked and sorted ready for you to enjoy in the shops.
Hedgerows – We take a look at what a hedge is, what use it is and why they are important.

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13 May 2013 – Green Green Plants of May

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May 102013
 
13 May 2013 - Green Green Plants of May

Busy Birds – Lots of spring activity to look out for, birds building nests, singing and new chicks.
Planting…– We see the schools visiting Stockbridge Technology Centre planting lettuce and then see how farmers plant lettuce and sprouts on a commercial scale.
Pigs for bacon – The pigs we have followed from farrowing are weighed to see if they are ready for bacon. We also follow a local butcher as he explains how a pig carcass in butchered into the various pork and bacon cuts

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29 April 2013 – April Showers: Lambs, Potatoes, Felling trees in our wood

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Apr 272013
 
29 April 2013 - April Showers: Lambs, Potatoes, Felling trees in our wood

Lambing – Follow lambing on Oliver’s Farm where we see lots of new born lambs and the work involved in looking after all these new lives, which involves both experienced shepherds and fresh, enthusiastic young shepherds.

Planting Potatoes – We see the first school visits of the year to Stockbridge Technology Centre and see the children and their teachers busy planting potatoes and wild flowers.

Return to wood for tree felling– Andrew Harrison explains why he is felling trees in Primrose Wood, we return a month later to see the effect.

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Jan 252013
 
28 January 2013 - Beyond the Farm

Milk beyond the farm – Shows that the safety of this important foodstuff starts with storage on the farm and then shows how it is treated to keep it safe to consume and then how it is packed into the cartons of liquid milk you buy as a consumer.
Potatoes beyond the farm – This shows how the surplus of harvest is stored and gradually used to keep the shops of Britain supplied year round – without the need for ‘fresh’ imports of potatoes from abroad as some shops would have you believe. It also shows how one of our favourite potato products is made – Crisps!
Water Water everywhere – We had intended to revisit our wood, but like everywhere else it is very wet or even flooded. So instead we look at the effects of the floods on farming and the countryside and also look at why water is so important to farming and food production.

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Potatoes

 
Potatoes

Following Potatoes through the season Potatoes Background Watch ‘Introduction to Potatoes’ in video player above  Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) provide a high yield from their roots or tubers which contain carbohydrate and protein. The potato puts these nutrients in their roots as a store from which they can grow a new plant. These potatoes are referred

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