Monthly Archives: April 2014

Land clearing

Just before Christmas we were kindly given £750 from Simply Health in Andover. We are using the money for our latest project which is to clear the waste land behind our log cabin. We plan to create a lovely usable spot with fruit trees and wild flowers. We’ve had fun working together on the project. In the picture, Jodie, Dan and Andrew laughing at Helen who has just fallen over whilst pulling ‘old mans beard’ (the weed that is!).

Fallen over after the vine she was pulling snapped! Oops
Fallen over after the vine she was pulling snapped! Oops
Laughing at the manager Helen who has fallen over!
Laughing at the manager Helen who has fallen over!

Ewe catching!

Nothing like a bit of rugby tackling to get you moving in the morning! It’s always entertaining to watch when we have to catch our sheep. On this occasion she was hopping around with real discomfort. When we finally managed to catch her she had a wedge of hay between her hoof, problem easily resolved.

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Jodie’s chick project…..

One of the members who attends Origin wanted to have a go at hatching her own eggs. Jodie washed the incubator, set it to the right temp and has carefully nurtured the eggs for 21 days, regularly checking the incubator has enough water and is warm enough. Last weekend 4 beautiful chicks hatched. Jodie will now look after them until they are introduced to our 80 hens. Very eggciting!!!

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