Classes 1 and 2 had a great morning out at Pickwell Barton. We walked over the back fields and met the farmer Andrew Cook and his son Peter, (both former pupils!) We saw the tiny barley crop with its roots and shoot coming from the seed. Walking across towards the farm we were rewarded with fantastic views towards Lundy overlooked by the farmer’s 800 sheep and lambs. Once at the farm we saw the huge mountains of grain stored in the barn and the straw. We had a look at the combine harvester and found out that it would cost £200,000 new! We looked at the seed spreader and sprayer and then got to ride in a tractor and JCB. There were lots of cows in another barn and Andrew told us the breeds including some Aberdeen Angus. They then bought out lots of juice and biscuits before the mile long walk back to school. What a great day on an arable farm.