We’re a few weeks in to the new term (the other day someone said we’re half way to Halloween but we don’t want to think about that yet) and everyone is settling in. We have welcomed back some old co-farmers and are delighted that we have some new ones too. Everyone is getting to know each other and in a separate blog Emma our
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Staff from Essex University Admissions Team decided not to go too far from home for their team building day. They built straw igloos, went on a treasure hunt and tested their engineering skills building egg launchers. Easily the best team building day I’ve been on. Very impressed by the range of activities and ethos of the farm
Marsh & Mclennan chose to hold a volunteer day at Wellies-On. They cut the hedgerow back to make way for the disabled access to the yurt. Measured and create shuttering ready for concrete for the new yard area. The photos show what great work they did. We hope they enjoyed themselves; they made a big difference to us.
Today the co-farmers learnt about the Five Freedoms for Animals. The Animal Welfare Act places a duty of care on people to ensure they take reasonable steps meet the welfare needs of their animals. It means that anyone looking after animals must take care of their animals properly; it is designed to ensure people are proactive in their approach to care, rather than just
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We’ve finished our calming room. If you look back at The Calming Room and Update on the Calming Room you’ll already know how we’ve taken a junk room and worked with our co-farmers to turn into a space they both need and want to be in. The final steps have now been completed. Les from Computer Medics Essex has been in to install two computers
A couple of weeks ago we told you about our project to re-purpose one of our under-used spaces and turn it into a room that our co-farmers can use to regroup and relax. We’ve had some fabulous donations and our co-farmers have worked extremely. The transformation is almost complete and so we thought we’d show you before and after photos. The Co-Farmers
The Wellies-On yurt space has been in the process of being revamped by the co-farmers and Freya, one of the Occupational Therapy students. Together they have been clearing, lifting, scrubbing and sweeping to make the yurt a great place to be on the farm. Once complete, this unique space will be used to facilitate groups, offer a quiet calm space away from the elements
We have very green ambitions and like to recycle where ever possible. We often purpose things or use things that other people might throw away. In many respects we have a lot in common with Wombles. Readers of a certain age who have no idea what a Womble is are missing out on these recycling furries from the 70’s. The Womble motto is “Make Good