April’s montly meeting speaker will be Jane Barnes. Jane works with her husband, Mark, on a 220 acre farm near Somerby. The Barnes family is the third generation to run their farm. Milk from their herd of Ayrshire cows is sold to Clawson Dairies to make Stilton cheese.
Jane will be speaking about her life as a dairy farmer’s wife, which includes opening their farm to visitors to show them how milk is produced. Jane and Mark are bang up to date with using modern technology. They came up with the whacky idea (harmless) of spraying their cows with a white QR code so visitors could click on their smartphones and read an up to date blog of the cow’s life and contribution to the farm. I hope I haven’t given it all away … !
To find out more, come along on Wednesday 24 April at 7.30 pm at the Congregational Church Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough. It’ll be fun, too, sampling the Stilton cheese!