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Archive for March, 2015


   Mar 05

Up Close and Personal

Now we have packed our clothes bags (lots of grubby washing coming home with us!!) and our welly bags (all clean and disinfected!), we thought you might like a random sample of some of the close encounters we have enjoyed this week. There will be a dvd/cd of all the 400+ photos we have taken, with […]

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   Mar 05

We Can Feed Anything!

We can’t believe another Nethercott visit is coming to an end! We are tired, but happy and proud of the things we have achieved. We have become experts on feedstuffs like colostrum, crushed barley, sheep pellets, cow cake, lamb formula, maize, layers’ pellets and many more! We have fed and watered ewes, rams, lambs, calves, cows (and Boris the bull), chicken, pigs, […]

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   Mar 03

Mrs Walton`s Wonders of hair is about to close for the evening!!!

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   Mar 03

A shout out to Louise`s Mummy.

Happy birthday Mummy, hope you have a great day.  The present is on its way. Love you loads. Louise.

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   Mar 03

Mr Bainbridge’s Group 3 at work..,

Mr B’s group sorted the ponies and donkeys this morning, cleaning out stables very efficiently. The animals were groomed and turned out on to their field. Our star worker was Madeline, who even picked up dirty straw by hand! (She did wash afterwards!)

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   Mar 03

Lambs in the Night

We haven’t been lucky enough to see anything born yet, although there are calves due and one decided to arrive on Sunday night, too late for us to be called. The pedigree Charolais sheep at Parsonage Farm are also about to lamb and one ewe already has a double, born after the last school left […]

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   Mar 03

Barrow Kings and Queens……

On Monday we helped to widen the area in front of Nethercott House so that the coaches can turn more easily and staff have more parking space. It was an extra Farm Task time, when we do anything that will help the farmers or the charity – whatever needs doing at the time. Some people were […]

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   Mar 03

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

We are experiencing all kinds of weather this week – hail, snow (on Dartmoor nearby), rain, rainbows, wind, cloud… but sunshine too! As you can see, we LOVE the muddy meadows, lanes, ditches and paths…….    

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   Mar 02

Group 2 with Mrs Walton. Making tonights tea. Yum Yum.

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   Mar 02

Manic Monday!

Today has dawned bright and sunny (after a short hailstorm) and the children are all raring to go, having been fuelled by bacon rolls for breakfast. Dorm inspections are becoming a feature of the week- the children are even co-operating with other dorms to come up with clever ideas! This morning Parsonage went missing- when […]

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