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Manic Monday

Manic Monday
It's been so busy this week supporting the farm and keeping my toddler entertained without our usual classes that I'm a bit delayed in writing this. But I didn't want to miss the chance to talk about one of the busiest days I've had at the farm in a while. It feels really strange to say that it's busy at the farm with so many people at various stag...
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Have you met our rescue rabbits and guinea pigs?

Have you met our rescue rabbits and guinea pigs?
We don't often bring domestic pets into our care at CaenhillCC, part of the reason for this is funding, it's important that all of our animals are well cared for. Though I suspect another reason behind this is to stop me from taking all of the animals home. I'm a real softie when it comes to animals and until recently I've always had pet, animals a...
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Be a virtual VIP visitor

Be a virtual VIP visitor
Last weekend I took the opportunity to join one of our VIP visitors at CaenhillCC while Chris took a well-deserved break from the farm. To be able to welcome people like you who follow the farm, support us and keep us motivated is so much fun, plus it's a great opportunity to share out the farm work a little more The whole farm team has been lookin...
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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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