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Thanks  to funding from Social Enterprise Support Fund which is distributed by the School for Social Entrepreneurs
we are pleased to advertise the position of 
Outdoor Learning Leader Follow for Further Information 

Contact - Chris Franklin: Contact for Rescue animals, animal care, group visits, talks, social media  contact@caenhillcc.org.uk 07 816 816 125

Kara Robertson: Contact for press, media, photographs, social media shoutouts media@caenhillcc.org.uk 
Helie Franklin. Contact for school placements, school visits, DofE, care home visits, volunteering   helie@caenhillcc.org.uk

mobile  07 837 568 699   Evenings 01380 723698

Its Saturday and we have sunshine at caenhillcc

Its Saturday and we have sunshine at caenhillcc
Goose morning.. by Author The sun is shining and we are using easyblog to tel the story of the caenhillcc charity farm 
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Help from Kara and Casey

Help from Kara and Casey
Always good to have help from daughter Kara and Grandson Casey . Duties today include feeding the lambs, the kids and the chickens.It was also good to have Paul Jupp from Meadow in my Garden to talk about our spring planting of wild flowers and sunflowersMore on twitter Grandson Casey on lamb feeding duties with daughter Kara #grandsoncasey #f...
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Wednesday podcast

Wednesday podcast by Chris and Caroline  
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Triplet kids born today

Triplet kids born today

An exciting day at the farm as our first kid goats were born. The mother clover who is five years old and she had triplets, all boys who are doing well.  Well done to our student Oliver who noticed the kids being born and helped out especially the one that was breach. 

 

 

 

 

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In memory of my mum

In memory of my mum

17th February is my mum's birthday, sadly no longer with us but her spirit lives on as does her passion for animals with me. Mum (Coral Franklin nee Cave) moved to the farm with my dad in 1959 and loved the farm though she did get upset whenever an animal left the farm for market. She loved her dogs and a great passion for cats. Always a smart lady and she would be proud what we are doing to help young people and animals at the farm now. 

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Charity Calendars 2018

Charity Calendars 2018

You can now buy our animal A4 calendar from ebay

To help raise funds to support our charity we are pleased to announce that we have two  2019 calendars for sale Our Animals and our Back to Nature calendar
Our animal calendar features seasonal photos of our animals many you will know like Marlene, Widget & Lucky . Also each month information of how you can help the project.
Our Back to Nature features supporters of the charity baring all, well bare shoulders in very tasteful shots. 
The Animal calendars are £8 for A4 & £10 for A3
The Back to nature A4 £8
You can buy two A4 calendars for £15
You can purchase your calendar from one of the team, Devizes The giving Tree or from the farm. Please contact helie@caenhillcc.org.uk for more information.
Thanks to everyone who help with the calendars and already started helping with our 2020 calendar.

 

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Melksham Family Learning Festival programme 2018

Melksham Family Learning Festival programme 2018

We are pleased to be part of Melksham Family Learning Festival programme 2018. Sunday 28th October – 10.30 – 2.00pm

Come along for free to our rural learning centre and take part in some outdoor activities.

You can meet and feed the animals, have a tractor ride, do some farm foraging and try some rural craft, plant poppies, wild flowers, try mangold hurling and lots more. Please book in to make sure you have a place. Email: contact@caenhillcc.org.uk or call: 07837 568699

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Mangold Hurling Championship 2019

Mangold Hurling Championship 2019

This April we were asked by Martin one of our volunteers if we could grow mangolds at the farm. We welcome ideas from our volunteers and this idea like the mangold grew and grew. Martin suggested a mangold hurling competition just after harvest.

Mangold hurling has been a tradition in England for centuries so we thought it was time to bring it back to the farm with our own UK championship to raise awareness for a crop that is a great feed for animals and easy to grow

Some fodder beet (mangold) facts in German they are called Futterrübe, Dutch its oederbiet. They are okay left in the ground but temperatures of - 5°C or lower will damage them. Best harvested and kept in a clamp. You can produce around 24 tonnes per acre and are amongst the largest consumers of CO2; they also release the highest amounts of O2.

SO on 20 October 2019 we held the mangold hurling championship.

The day before our willow (one of our mangolds maidens) picked the largest mangold, our target mangold called a norman. Our fair maiden then bathed and brushed the large mangold (norman) with her special waters.

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Dotty club 20 October 2018

Dotty club 20 October 2018

Every Saturday we have our Dotty club for young people from the ages of 7 to 13. Young people  who want to learn more about farming and the countryside.  Each week they get a chance to help feed the animals and take part in fun tasks like tractor rides, forest school and planting.
This week the students will be planting wild flowers, pudding, feeding animals & have a ride in a wagon.
We also run DofE on a Saturday morning.
This saturday adults  (widget club) have a chance to take a part in mangold hurling. Contact us for more details.  helie@caenhillcc.org.uk 

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Charity food cycle at Sainsbury's Devizes 13 October

Charity food cycle at Sainsbury's Devizes 13 October

Food cycle  - 9.30 - 14.30 hours   13 October 2018



Starting at 9.30 am 13 October Caenhill Countryside Centre Charity & Sainsbury’s Devizes Staff are doing a 50 miles bike ride on a static bike at the store in Devizes to help raise funds for the development of two separate farm kitchens and a crop area at the Caenhill Countryside Centre. The ride will cover 10 fictitious destinations all named from crops grown at the farm,starting from Carrot Corner go through Potato Patch, pass the Greens and finish at That's Shallot  Each 5 miles cycled will burn approximately 254 calories, about 25 small carrots. The bikes are supplied by Bikes n Boards Devizes.

The Centre run by volunteers supports young people with education and wellbeing six days a week.  Apart from looking after the animals the young people help grow crops. The two new seperate farm kitchen and crop areas will help the centre teach the young people of how to prepare the food for the animals and of course for themselves. Healthy eating is a big part of what the centre teaches.

Helie Franklin, project manager said we find many of our new students are unaware of where there food comes from and by creating a new dedicated area where they can grow and prepare food will be a great benefit.

At the event the Centre will be promoting their Back to Nature Calendar 2019 where volunteers have bared shoulders to make a fun fundraising calendar to also help raise funds for the new areas. Calendars are available at £8 each or two for £15 profits going to the farm kitchen.

Apart from buying a calendar people can help by making a donation to the food cycle team, donate time by volunteering to develop the new areas, donating building materials,  seeds, kitchen equipment, polytunnels and very keen to get hold of a root cutter, portable milking machine or any other old farm equipment to help with preparing animal feed.

Tiggi from Sainsbury’s Devizes said  we are very pleased to be able to support the Caenhill Countryside Centre who do so much to help young people in the Devizes area.

To find out more about the charity come and have a chat on Saturday at the Sainsbury’s store contact Helie on 07 837 568 699 , email helie@caenhillcc.org.uk or visit the website www.caenhillcc.org.uk .

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