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 are just great company really aren't they.

Despite this, Chris was contacted in the week to see if we could take in some rabbits and guinea pigs in need of a new home and I'm so happy to say that on this occasion we were able to help. Like I said, that's not always the case but we do what we can to ensure animals are looked after. So earlier this week we welcomed four rabbits (two male and two female) and four female guinea pigs to the farm.

I think it's safe to say that I was more excited about the new arrivals than the rest of the team, I honestly couldn't wait to meet them all. But we're obviously limiting farm visits for now to help the team keep safe, so I waited for the weather to dry up, our student placements to stop and some work that we could help with. There's lots to do now we don't have our students so we're utilising a small team of volunteers.

I definitely love our new arrivals and we'll be sharing them with you through the wonderful world of social media over the coming days and weeks, I really hope you enjoy watching them as much as I do. Hopefully they will inspire Caroline for a painting or two as well, so keep a look out, and I'll be taking plenty of photos too.

Lastly, thank you for your wonderful name suggestions too, it was a difficult job to choose from so many suggestions but Marshmallow, Liquorice, Cinnamon and Butterscotch were selected by our guinea pigs and the rabbits have almost finished selecting their names too.

Kara and Casey