We had a series of Open Days last week too - On Monday the Echo photographer arrived first thing closely followed by the Standard photographer..! They took some lovely shots of Helen and William feeding the weaner pigs and poultry. One of our visitors cycled from Swindon to see the Project - that's about 18 miles each way...! He is a minister, and Helen was thrilled when he suggested 'blessing' all the animals at the Care Farm - Helen marched him off and they walked round the entire field blessing all the sheep, hens, ducks and piglets!
|Helen grooming 'March' the Ewe she|
Thursday the weather wasn't as good but it was still a busy day showing guests around. We had a visit from one of our oldest 'Friends' - Win is 91 and came round for a coffee to see us all!
Gerry has organised with 'Country Markets' (ex WI) to take some of our produce to sell on a stall each Friday outside the Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester - a great success - especially our Salad Bags and eggs!
|Two of our broody hens 'sharing'|
|Mark forcing a smile - while planting|
This week on Monday we got all the sheep in to check them over, worm the lambs and trim their feet, ready to go off to the Bank field for the summer. There is so much grass down there, we have fenced off a smaller area for them for now. We are going to make hay / haylage with the rest of the field hopefully in a fortnight.
Today we moved the weaners to their woodland home - just in case it gets really hot here next week - bound to if we are going away! They love their new home and can stay there until we finish fencing the rest of the wood; when we will move them round and rest this end again. Mark was trying hard not to glaze over with boredom planting leeks - not his best area the horticulture! Gerry took turns with the students working with Manny and Patch our two horses - much more preferable to most of them!