Ravenshead

Monthly Meeting Report

There was romance and laughter as our speaker Jane Barnes (Tales from a Dairy Farmer’s wife) told us how she met her husband Mark at a young farmers meeting, and their romance blossomed, which eventually led to them getting married. She has two children a son and a daughter who are now grown up, and their son is now working on the farm with them. Their farm is called Southfields Farm in Somerby, Melton Mowbray. Together with her husband they milk 180 pedigree Ayrshire milking cows who produce milk for the famous Stilton cheese, made at Long Clawson Dairies.

Farm walks are hosted throughout the summer months for groups between 10-25 people. The walks include seeing new born calves, and watching the milking herd being milked before finishing with afternoon tea/coffee, home baked cakes and stilton cheese and biscuits. We have been invited next year to their new dairy now being built and have a look around.

We are busy preparing for our sixth AGM in June, when we greet new committee members and say fond farewells to those leaving. There will be various exhibitions of some of the groups and their work.

Coffee and Conversation will be on Monday May 21st 10am to 12 at the Centre.
Date of the next meeting will be Tuesday June 12th at St Peters Church at 10am.

Lesley Green ( Chair)