Southdowns from the Kitwell Flock of Tim & Lynn Morris are settling in to their new home at Mudchute City Farm, where they are fast becoming firm favourites with visitors. Tim and Lynn kindly donated the shearling ewes to Mudchute and they form the basis of the new flock. The sheep are used to train members of the local Young Farmers Club with handling skills and outings to local shows are planned in the coming months. Farm Manager Tom Davis, is the youngest ever trustee of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust believes passionately that people must connect with the food they eat: “We live in a very throw-away society where we go to the supermarket and everything is there. But f you are going to eat something it needs to be values, as whether it is a vegetable or an animal, work has gone in to producing it. It is very important to teach young people that eggs don’t just come in a box from the supermarket. We have to teach the responsibility of caring for animals and taking them out and showing them keeps those old skills alive. That is the way forward”.
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