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News and views from Caenhillcc

Journey Of A Lifetime: Final

I next would like to talk about chores and admin on the farm, at least the admin that I was able to see. If you really knew what you were doing, feeding and watering the animals could be done within 10-15 minutes give or take a few minutes. The couple times I fed the birds, I didn't fill the bucket myself, I left that up to Chris as I don't know wh...
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Journey Of A Lifetime: Part 2

I think at this point I would like to move onto what you're all interested in, that being the farm and my experience. If I'm honest it wasn't as surreal as I thought it might be, I was quite overwhelmed though. I think what was more surreal for me was stepping off the train in Chippenham and meeting Dave, with some trouble finding my way across the...
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Journey Of A Lifetime: Part 1

Wow, what a journey it's been! I am beyond words as to the beauty and history that this country holds in it. I have always been fascinated by England from the ancient history that it holds, to its lush green countryside. I am certainly no city girl and I'm certainly not a country girl but I am right there in the middle, which works well for me sinc...
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Runner Ducks (Updated)

                                                          Runner Ducks  Last year I wrote some blogs about different breeds of animals on the farm. A few now need updating so here is a revised version...
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A Year Without A Spring

  As we come out of what feels like a winter that never ended, even with the changing of the seasons, we begin to see hope. We are collectively coming out of hiding with a renewed sense of hope and joy as "normal" begins to unfold once again. The lives we once led have been changed for better or worse, but we have also learned to appreciate th...
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Answers to my Quiz

QUIZ – All answers start with the letter B 1a Name a food Rodney and Del really like. 1b Name another of their favourite foods. (Bonus point for thinking of a third type!) Broccoli, Blueberries (and for a bonus Brussel Sprouts) 2 What is the name of one of the pygmy goats? Boyce 3 What is the name of the smelly male goat? Benji 4 What is Daisy's fa...
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Reflections about Caenhill Countryside Centre – and a quiz just for fun!

As Chris tells us regularly, Caenhill Countryside Centre is a charity set up to help young people and rescue animals. It is however so much more than this. Its motto is Touching Hearts and Lifting Souls. This, I believe, is exactly right. Just after the time the Centre went viral on tik tok I have followed the posts by Chris and Caroline although o...
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Chinese Geese

During some of the recent live sessions I noticed quite a few people asking why Giggle looked different from the other geese. It is because she is a Chinese Goose whereas many of the others are Embden geese. Since its Caroline's birthday today I thought it would be a good time to share some of the information I have discovered about Chinese geese M...
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For Anyone who wants to Learn a Few Facts about Chickens.

                              Chicken Breeds, Warren Chickens, Silkies, Wattles and Combs. Chicken Breeds In my quest to learn something about the chickens at Caenhill CC I thought I would investigate some of the different chicken breeds. This was when I discovered how ...
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An Introduction to Cherry Valley Ducks

As I like learning new things I really enjoyed researching the animal breeds in my previous blogs. I became curious about some of the other animal breeds at Caenhill CC and decided to write a little about three of them. The first is the Cherry Valley Duck. Cherry Valley Ducks The only Cherry Valley Duck Chris has that I know about is the lovely whi...
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