Sunday, 8 December 2013

Beasts and Fowl: Weald and Downland Museum, Part 2

Throughout history, people have relied on animals; beasts for burden, fowl for feathers and food. 
Several of these traditional (many now sadly rare) breeds of animals are an integral part of the working farm, and rural historic atmosphere of the Weald and Downland museum in Sussex. 
Shire horses work the land, pulling plough and harrow through flint-studded ground, whilst Tamworth pigs forage in the coppiced woodlands. Light Sussex chickens scratch in the dust beneath the raised granary or pick through the straw that blows across the stable yard cobbles, watched over by the wary eye of their proud cockerel. 

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