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Domestic Pigs

A little while ago Chris mentioned that he might consider getting some weaners if Marlene is not pregnant. Weaners are 6-10 week old pigs no longer feeding from their mother. He suggested that someone might like to find out about different breeds of pig in order to see if there was a particular type suited to life on the farm. It so happened that w...
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A Brief Introduction to Call Ducks

Call Ducks are the new members of the Caenhill CC team. At present they are in isolation and I am not sure how many there are but they will soon be adding to the animal magic of the farm. They are a small, or bantam, breed of Duck, apart from in Australia where they are bigger. They were originally known as Decoy Ducks because they were used to att...
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OREO - Extracts from an imagined diary.

Below are extracts from the diary of the newest member of the Caenhill Team. Here Oreo records his first week at the farm. Being a dog there may be a few errors in his timeline but hopefully he can be forgiven any slight mistakes. Saturday 26th September 2020 I left home with Kevin and was taken on a long car trip. Around lunchtime we arrived at a ...
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Muscovy Ducks - Photos

These should have been published with my previous blog but somehow were lost!
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Muscovy Ducks

I really enjoyed learning about Runner Ducks for my first blog so though I would research another breed. It was difficult to choose but finally decided to learn more about Muscovy Ducks as there are so many of them at Caenhill CC and thought they deserved some attention. There are no obvious individuals to pick out at the center. Of course there ar...
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The Changing of Seasons

If you look around you, you'll notice the change in the season and all the beauty it brings to the world. The leaves that change colors, the animals leaving for their yearly migration or the temperature getting cooler. I think my favorite season has to be autumn because of the colors, it's perfect for photography, especially if you time it right fo...
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A History of the Caen Hill Locks, Part 2

In 1926 after a loss of £18,041 the year before, the Great Western Railway sought to close the canal but they were instead charged with improving and maintaining the canal. The cargo trade continued to slow, but pleasure boats began using the canal. During the Second World War the Kennet and Avon Rivers became a second line of defense due to the po...
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Who's That Crazy Dutch Cat Lady?

Since this is my first blog for the Caenhill Countryside Centre website, I think I should first tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Noor, I'm 44 years old and I live in the Netherlands. I've been working as an administrative assistant at a special needs primary school for the past 20 years (time flies!). I've been in a long-distance rela...
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My first Blog - Runner Ducks

The Runner Ducks are my favorite at Caenhill Countryside Centre. I'm not sure why. They are easy to pick out amongst the crowd and seeing them always makes me smile. Naming 'Smile' smile was an inspired idea. This is why I was interested to learn more about them and hopefully anyone reading this will enjoy finding out about them too. The informatio...
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A Short History of the Caen Hill Locks

It wasn't long after I started writing these blogs that I had the idea to write up a short history of the Caen Hill Locks and possibly even the farm. It actually wasn't long after I found CCC and read the very brief history that Chris had written on the website that I became interested. I haven't found much use for my history training since graduat...
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