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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 07 816 816 125

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

mobile  07 837 568 699   Evenings 01380 723698

Weekly Roundup 26 April 2020

Looking foward to this view at the farm

We're at the end of another week and it's been a tiring one this week. Casey and I have been struggling with routine a bit this week, and we've had some random wake ups to deal with. But I can't complain, especially with Chris, Caroline and Helie working all hours to continue to get our animals out in their summer homes.

If you've been joining the live sessions you'll probably have noticed how quiet the barn is now. Chris has the goats outside in a few different pens. But I'm most excited to see Daisy our calf out in the fields with the sheep. She's a bit small to join our main herd of cows, but she's been out with the sheep before and loved it, and it looks like she's settled in already. My favourite video this week is definitely watching Daisy go out, cows are normally quite cool and calm animals, but I love how being out in the field for the first time brings their fun side out.

It's been a busy week with our geese too, there's been loads of eggs laid but none have gone broody yet. There are hopefully goslings on the horizon though, as some eggs from another farm have been taken in by our broody duck. It's important to bring some fresh genes into the farm to avoid in-breeding and we do this with with our birds by swapping eggs. The goose eggs will take 29 days to hatch, so all being well we'll have some new goslings in mid-May. Talking of goslings, Giggle has been out for his first swim this week, make sure you check Caroline's social media channels for all of the Giggle updates. The first swim video is especially cute. Of course I can't talk about geese without mentioning Cuthbert too, you might have heard that he's been a bit lethargic this week, but don't worry, Chris is keeping a close eye and taking fantastic care of him. Cuthbert is still as cheeky as ever too, so hopefully he'll be back to full health in no time.

It's not just about the animals at the farm though, and this week we teamed up with Paul Jupp from Meadow in my Garden. Paul's not only donated some seeds to the farm, he's offering free sunflowers to people across the UK and Europe via his website. We hope that wherever you are, you'll get growing sunflowers with us, we have some starting to grow at the farm already thanks to some of the seeds from Paul. Plus we're hoping to get a fantastic sunflower display planted at the farm soon, and Mr Scarecrow has returned ready to guard the area.

Lastly, thanks to everyone out there for your support this week, we really do have the best followers. It's been so much fun sharing the farm live with you, especially from Chris' office in the evenings (available to catchup on again), and being able to answer your questions. We really enjoy your messages too and we do our best to read them all, though we're sorry that Chris and Caroline can't reply to every message, they are just so busy. So, if you want a shoutout please fill out our form with as much notice as you can to avoid disappointment, I'll always get back to you and make sure I pass any messages to the team. 

If you want more from the farm don't forget to follow me on my re-branded Twitter account @CaenhillCC_xtra for blogs, pictures, web updates and news, or on Instagram @CaenhillCC_animalphotos for just the pictures from myself and Chris.

Until next time, keep safe.

Casey and Kara

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