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Five Freedoms For Animals – Co-farmers learning

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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Essex Lottery and Wellies-On

Be Our Sunshine This Spring

Support our cause may not change the whole world, but it could change the world for us! • Your support will make a difference to our community – play for just £1 a week so we can improve the lives of local people • For every £1 ticket our cause will receive 50p back, a further 10p goes to other great causes in the

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Our Calming Room Is Finished (almost)

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

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Update on the Calming Room

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

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Revamping the Yurt

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

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Our Recycling Centre

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

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The Calming Room

We want to turn one of our little used rooms into a “Calming Room”. The majority of Co-Farmers are teenagers who are accessing the Wellies-On alternative provision alongside an academic setting. This is because they have a difficulty within a mainstream school. Specialist Schools and Behaviour Support settings regularly bring Co-Farmers to Wellies–On each week. The Co-Farmers have a wide range of needs including

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The day the dentist came to visit

Open wide! Let the dentist take a look at your teeth. No, not you. The horses. We have eight horses on the farm of various sizes, from nine hands high right up to sixteen. For non-horsey people, a hand, is approximately 10 cm. Horses are measure from the ground to the withers, which is the top of the shoulders.  Just like humans, it’s important

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hammer - fixing things at Wellies-On

Building Fences On The Farm

Building fences normally means repairing wrongs one has done to another but in this case Warren is literally building fences. Houses too! Well small ones. Oh we’re not being very clear. Let’s start again. Fencing and Houses We are due to have a lot of babies. Baby animals that is. Our sheep and dairy goats are due to give birth to their lambs and kids

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New Nature Trail at Wellies-On

Two weeks ago Mick, our ever so handy Maintenance Person and Support Worker, was hard at work. He and one of the co-farmers were making new signs for the nature trail. Keen to know what they looked like, but not wanting to leave the relative warmth of the office, we sent student occupational therapist Freya out with a camera. Freya took one of the co-farmers

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