Sheep-walking is a hit with youngsters
Children tried taking sheep for a walk during a community farm open day and harvest festival.
Staff at Wye Community Farm were on hand on Saturday to show visitors what they do, introduce them to the animals and give demonstrations.
The farm is based at the Agricultural Museum at Brook and has around 120 acres that it grazes on different patches of land around Wye and Brook.
Project manager Richard Boden said the aim of the harvest festival had been to raise awareness.
“We have been running the farm for seven years but there are still people who do not know we exist,” he said.
“The day was about making people aware of our activities. We had around 400 visitors and several children signed up for our young farmers club which we run on Saturdays.
“One of the highlights for the children was walking the sheep with a halter which they loved.”
Other attractions included livestock displays, a beekeeping demonstration and music.
The farm was set up following the closure of Wye College.
It is owned and run by its members and aims to show people where their food comes from and how the countryside is managed.
The farm produces meat boxes, woodland products such as firewood and charcoal, and preserves made from homegrown produce.
For more information go to www.wyecommunityfarm.org.uk