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Over 400 farms opened their gates to the public on Open Farm Sunday (1 June), and FWi was there to capture some of the action.
In the south-east, Philip Clarke visted two farms – Brickpits Organic Farm near Uckfield and Towning’s Farm near Lewes – that were helping the public learn more about farming.
Smokin! Organic farmer Ian Hutchison served up food to about 80 families at Brickpits Farm
George (5) and Thomas (9) Stevenson from Brighton practice lamb classification
Two-year-old Kelland Macandrew finds refuge in a couple of old tyres…
…while Brian Colburn from Brighton finds solace in a hot dog
Short back and sides! Ian Hutchison gave the public a shearing demonstration
Soft and cuddly! Lynnie Hutchison shows off the resultant fleece
Louise Lincoln and Will Roney get up close to a black lamb at Townings Farm, near Lewes
Louise Russ (39) explains to three-year-old Craig Webb where lamb chops come from
Feeding time was as popular as ever, said farm owner Carole Uridge (right)
Can we take it home? Sisters Louise and Rosie Lincoln were clearly taken with the lambs…
…while Pumpkin the pig was equally taken with Dave Webb from Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex