This session involves the use of puppets and a
Wimpole version of the traditional tale of the Little Red Hen.
The aim of the session is to explain the
farming-year in a story telling genre, which is intended to be more accessible
and fun for small children.
During the session the puppets explain historic
farming techniques with the aid of farm artifacts. These include ploughing,
sowing, growing, harvest and milling of the wheat crop.
Artifacts such as a seedlip, flails, winnowing
basket and a quern are demonstrated to the children.
Modern farming methods are discussed at the end
of the session with the aid of a model combine-harvester.
Time permitting; children may have the
opportunity to mill flour with the hand quern.