Joined October 2008

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My lovely neighbour Liz, whom you all met from the wedding images I’d posted some time back, works at Wellgate Community Farm

A few weeks ago Liz came home late … cold, hungry & tired … she’d been called back to the farm ’cause the new addition had been delivered … a little calf called Jacob

I decided it’s time I headed out to the farm & had a little look at what a city farm looks like and how it functions and how it serves the community etc etc …

All in all a very interesting experience for me … I used to do farming insurance whilst living in South Africa … went to the Royal Agricultural show every year, listened to talks about cattle, and sheep and milk and meat, weather and grain, drought and rain … I’ve walked across maize fields hammered and destroyed by hail … walked through abattoirs … been given 10kg bags of potatoes to take home or some eggs or milk or fresh chicken …

My visit to the community farm was a whole new experience … where animals have names and chickens get powdered every six weeks to get rid of the fleas or mite or whatever they get …
Kids walk about in gumboots helping with the chores, learning that milk does not come out of a carton in the big fridge at Tesco’s but actually from a cow … that honey is made by bees and bees collect pollen and … etc etc …

I thoroughly enjoyed morning at the farm … I shall certainly return, camera in hand, for the next function there, when the next lot of babies are born, or simply when the weather is a touch friendlier than today :)

I had a blast with some of these shots & shall share some here … More can be viewed in the gallery I’m compiling here

17 October 2009
Wellgate Community Farm, Collier Row Road, Collier Row, Romford, RM5 2BH

Canon EOS 450D 28-135mm lens

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