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Helie Franklin. Contact for school placements, school visits, DofE, care home visits, volunteering   helie@caenhillcc.org.uk

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP 1 NOVEMBER 2020

Halloween fun with Chris and Casey

It's the first of the month and though we're really aware that a lot of people are waking up to some uncertainty this morning, especially in England with the next lockdown planned in, we're really looking forward to sharing another month of the farm with you. We're not all too certain what the coming lockdown means for us as a project, hopefully we'll understand more in the coming days, but we'll of course continue to bring updates from the farm and our wonderful animals.

It's going to be a little different to the last lockdown with so many of our animals now inside the barn and lots more cleaning out needed, but we remain optimistic even though we know Chris is going to be a lot busier. We've got some great technology that we're starting to test to bring a different live experience to you, thank you to everyone who already joined the Halloween specials over on YouTube. We also have some great things in planning for Christmas and our merchandise available to bring a bit of the farm to your home.

I was really excited to see that the first of the photo calendars arrived with some of our fantastic followers this week and I managed to get my hands on a copy too. I really am so happy with it, and our special cat diary, now I've seen the final printed versions. We've got some videos and photos coming up to show you a little more of the calendar and diary over the coming weeks, along with the beautiful Christmas cards and calendar created by Caroline, so keep a lookout. If you want your copy in time for Christmas, don't forget to order early to avoid disappointment.

Of course before we move on to full Christmas planning we still have a few photos and videos to share with you from our Halloween antics this week. It's been so crazy around the farm that our emus have stepped up security and started checking cars on my farm visit earlier this week. I think Del might have to work on being scary though, Casey found the inspection hilarious. I don't blame them for being extra cautious with catwoman on the loose, see Caroline's vlog for more, and a few ghost stories from Chris.

The CaenhillCC witches filming with Chris.

I was really excited to be a part of the Halloween fun with Chris and Caroline yesterday following a few specials the Chatty Farmer and Caroline filmed while out and about. I'm not that good with scary so I was just there during the daylight, even after my transformation into a witch with my very own cat, so I was safely snuggled up under a blanket at home before the stories started. With this year being so uncertain for us all though, it was really important for us all to help bring some Halloween magic into homes across the world. Thank you to everyone who joined us, I hope you enjoyed the fun, dancing and costumes and thank you to the team for having us there.

Alongside the fun, planning and preparations, there's of course our animals to care for and it's been a busy week with them as well. We've had the farrier in to give Coco and Eli a manicure, I think they were really happy to have a bit of pampering, and it'll help keep their feet nice and healthy too. Talking about feet, we've been treating Bumblebee for a little cut on her foot, so you might have seen her moving around a little slower than usual. It's really common with sheep though and we keep a regular check on all of our flock, Bumblebee will be back to running after buckets in no time at all.

I can't update you on the animals without talking about the lovely Cuthbert as well. He's currently taking some time completely away from the cameras after being a bit poorly this week. As with all of our animals, he's getting the best care possible, and we'll of course update you on progress as and when there's news. For now rest is best, and some extra warmth.

I'm hoping that's all of the key updates from what's been a busy week that even included a brief visit to myself and Casey from Chirs and Helie. Casey loved showing them his toys. I also hope that while we await to see what next week holds, Trigger doesn't turn into a pumpkin from all that he's been eating. I think Trigger was happy that Farmer Casey enjoyed a bit of pumpkin smashing to give him some extra snacks. So, all that's left to say is thank you.

There are a lot of thank you's I l need to include over the coming weeks, that's for sure, but today it's thank you to Rose. She's been supporting the farm for a while and we really appreciate this. She's always there to give encouraging words to us as a team and sent some decorations from the wish list to help with Halloween too. Thank you Rose for your encouragement, and of course, to everyone sending in their lovely messages.

Until next time, keep safe,

Kara, Casey and Teddy 

WEEKLY ROUNDUP 8 NOVEMBER 2020
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