Chyvarloe Farm recently opened its doors (and gates) to welcome locals and visitors alike to come and have a look around to see the in's and out's of a working farm. Tenants Paul and Charlotte Parfitt and the Trust are working closely in partnership to ensure the future of the farm is based around a sound business, excellent conservation and loads of opportunities for people to get involved and learn about agriculture.
The Open Day was the first time we had tried such an event, so it was great that over a hundred people came to visit the farm, meet the various animals, walk the farm trail and talk to Paul and Charlotte face to face. Alongside that NT volunteers Greg and David provided some great fun activities for children and there were opportunities to see farm equipment such as the Combine Harvester up close (popular with Dad's as well !)
But it was Boris who took the event by storm. Boris is the farm's large white Boar, and as you can see from the photo's attached he is quite a character. He was the most popular of all the animals, happy to provide a (large) back to be scratched and to pose for a picture.
We hope to make the Farm Open Day a regular event, perhaps moving it around between various times of the farming year so keep an eye on the Trust events leaflet and Blog next year and come along. We are also running a guided farm walk as part of the upcoming Lizard and Penrose Walking Festival - check out the details across the page.
Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard in the planning and running of the day, Paul, Charlotte, Becky, Deborah, Peter, Greg, David, Rob and Paul's Mum and Dad.