Is it too late to say Happy New Year?
Well as it’s our first blog of 2018 and it is still January we think it’s not too late.
We have lots of exciting news to start the year with.
Thanks to our amazing facilitator Clare Marshall, we have been donated a 16 seater minibus. This will open up so many possibilities. It will enable us to bring groups of people to the farm who don’t have their own transport and allow them to experience more of what we have to offer.
The donation was a complete surprise and we are still working through all the ideas we have. If you have any suggestions, do get in contact and let us know.
If you were following us on Twitter during December you are sure to have seen all our tweets with the hashtag #cheerforgood.
This was part of our quest to win £2000 from Starbucks. We needed lots and lots tweets and shares and as we’re quite a small organisation we were really up against it. Many of the other organisations taking part in the competition have over ten times the number of followers that we do.
And yet we were one of the thirty organisations that were successful in this challenge.
It was a real team effort. Even during our Christmas meal on the last day of the challenge, we were taking and tweeting photos.
Thank you to everyone who shared our tweets and created their own tweets. We will be using the money to support our flat pack farm, where we take our services out into the community and make a difference to socially isolated people.
Since the beginning of December six baby pygmy goat kids have been born on the farm. The first one made it into the world on 6 December 2017 and the last one was on the 9th – a busy three days. Two of the kids are being hand reared because the mum’s didn’t bond with them. This isn’t unusual. The hand reared kids will be the new team members when we take our animals out into the community.
Dairy goat kids and lambs are due to be born at the end of February/beginning of March. We are expecting around 10-15 kids and 20 lambs. It will be another busy time of year and animals have no respect for what time it is. Keep your fingers crossed it all goes smoothly.
Tough Mudder 2018
5 Miles, 13 Obstacles – are we mad?
Our 2018 challenge see us take on a team event of 5 miles of mud and obstacles specifically designed to test teamwork and toughness. And apparently, it’s FUN.
The event is in July so we have plenty of time for lots of training. A bit later in the year we will be asking for sponsorship, but if you already know that you’d like to sponsor us then let us know and we’ll put you on our list and email you details nearer the time.