Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ash End Farm

Today I started some voluntary work at Ash End House Childrens Farm :)
It seems quite strange to work there because I've been going there for years as a visitor, but its fun. I only worked from 8.30-12.30, but I still did quite a bit.
I did they sheep and goats waters and hays + straw.
I watched a "Chick Chat" which teaches the children about incubating and then you sing Happy Hatch Day to a newborn chick which everyone gets to stroke. Another chick which is a few weeks old is passed around and placed on the childrens head, hands or shoulder. I'm mainly shadowing Sam and she shows me how to do things, and also Alex who shows me how to do other jobs.

They had a delivery of 280 bales of straw which I helped Greg to unload and load into the straw barn - I chipped one of my teeth when the delivery man dropped a bale on my head, but it's alright now!!

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