21 October 2013 – The ABC of farming

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Oct 182013
 
21 October 2013 - The ABC of farming

The Poo Cycle.How farm livestock re-cycle the products of harvest. This shows how livestock eat the products of harvest and produce manure for the farming to re-cycle by using on the crops he grows.
Re-starting the Crop Cycle– Shows farmers planting their Winter crops and thus re-starting the farming cycle.
Wildlife is seasonal too– Explains how birds migrate here not only in the summer but also the winter. Asks them to look for some winter migratory birds

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7 October 2013 – Preparing for Winter

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Oct 052013
 
7 October 2013 - Preparing for Winter

School’s harvest as do farmers – Shows pupils returning to Stockbridge to harvest the crops they planted this spring and also how farmers harvest the same crops with big machines
Livestock farmers preparing for Winter. – Shows how livestock farmers started their preparation for winter back in the summer by preserving grass to feed over the winter.
Wildlife must prepare for Winter – Explains how farmers help insects survive winter and how you can too at your school.

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23 September 2013 – Using the Products of Harvest

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Sep 192013
 
23 September 2013 - Using the Products of Harvest

What was a Victorian Farm like – Looks at how farming changed from the medieval strip farming system and how the Victorians developed and mechanised farming, with an emphasis on the Yorkshire Wolds.
Using the products of harvest – Shows some of the products we can make from Cereal Grains such as flour, bread and beer
Dressing a Lambs carcass. – Shows how your local butcher dresses or butchers a lambs carcass for you to enjoy your favourite cuts of lamb such as chops, leg or shoulder of lamb.

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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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