Towards the end of the 7th century, St. Aldhelm, Abbot of Malmesbury, set up a mission on the banks of the River Frome. This is believed to have been the first permanent settlement of what eventually became the fourth largest town in Somerset and now is the town with most listed buildings in the area. Much of the wealth that created the insteresting buildings came in the early days from the weaving industry. Competition from northern mills with cheap labour more or less killed that off, although some elements of specialist fabric production lasted until the 1960s. Print became a very important industry here with the closure of many mills and kept the town buoyant, and for a long time, larger and more prosperous than near neighbour, Bath.
With the dissolution of the monasteries uner Henry VIII, the land formerly owned by the church passed to the Thynne family who used it to expand the now famous Longleat Estate. There are numerous smaller farms in the area still who manage a mix of sheep and dairy herds, and we very often find ourselves in the area of Frome helping to minimise cattle lameness through:Photo from Featured Project near Frome
It feels this good when you get it right. The cow feels just as good too!
The practical, hands on sessions cover all aspects of basic trimming as well as the use, care and maintenance of equipment. As you can see from the number of smiling faces in the group, these courses are also a lot of fun in a low pressure environment that encourages attendees to take part and get the most from their day.
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, or call us to arrange a coaching visit to your farm or group.