A lovely group of Home Educated children came out to the farm to learn about Victorians. I explained about Sandfield Farm in the Victorian times and showed them the farmhouse, including the maids bedroom window. At the farmhouse we still have a Victorian cart wheel and plough. The children helped me to make butter and I showed them an old butter churn. A metal detector found a horse shoe from a heavy horse who worked on the farm, which I showed to the children and we thought about how large the horse must have been. 

Victorians enjoyed making paper flowers and scrap books. The children made a Spring paper flower and cut up old farming magazines to make a farming scrap book page.

Butter making, butter pats and butter press 

     

The children from Sedgeberrow Playgroup had their first summer visit to the farm. In the sunshine, the children were gently introduced to the farm…..

The children saw the calves sucking from the milking machine, sat in a tractor, found blossom on the fruit trees, watched a lady pruning the plum trees, had a tractor and trailer ride, looked for bluebells in the little wood, sat in a den, investigated if rapeseed oil plants were taller than them, climbed a stile and then had lunch! 

After lunch, the children went into the mud kitchen and giggled as their clothes and hands started to look a little bit muddy…..