The sun shone and the public flocked in. A cowshed which had been cleaned up for stalls selling produce provided a friendly meeting place for farmers and growers to get together and exchange news and views.
|Phil Broad (blue shirt) and Debbie (back to camera) who farm here and organised the day|
Cobnuts were represented with the Cobnut and Bramley apple Granola-muesli and the Hurstwood Farm Cobnut Oil selling well.
|A friendly meeting place for four-footed friends as well|
For small boys (and big ones too, probably) it was real 'tractor heaven'.
|Just some of the tractors, balers and threshers on display|
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Back at the plat, at the end of June the cobnuts are quietly growing. The combination of warmth and interludes of rain seems to be suiting them just fine. I hope it can continue and if it does we could have an early harvest.
|pink mallow is abundant at this time of year|
Soon it will be 15th of July, St Swithin's day and traditional weather lore says the weather on that day sets the pattern for the next forty days. I shall be watching the calendar carefully.
|doing what they do best....|