Hi my name is Courtney and I’m a Farm Hand at the local community farm in Lawrence Weston. I’ve been a Farm Hand for about three months now and I love everything about it already. We do loads of fun things such as:
- Hold chickens.
- Collect the yummy chicken and duck eggs.
- Bake banana bread.
- Go on scavenger hunts
- Mucking out
- Pick fresh rhubarb from the garden and baked a rhubarb crumble with it.
- Go in all of the pens.
- Make awesome dens
- Outdoor art with different berries and leaves
We have done lots more things too but it would take up the whole page to write them all.
Everyone and anyone is allowed to be a farm hand as long as they are 8-11 years old no matter what shapes or sizes they are, as long as they come from the local area. Being a farm hand is the best thing that ever happened to me and I wouldn’t change a thing for the life of me. We learn new things every session and have the best time ever.
I love being a farm hand!
Courtney (aged 10)
Below is an interview with one of our Farm Hand volunteers Seth…
Question: What do you do at Farm Hands?
Answer: Hold chicks, have fun with pigs, play in the woods, do mucking out, goats – we collect leaves for them, play games and cuddle the Jacob lambs (but the adults sometimes get very scared of us).
Question: How do you feel about Farm Hands?
Answer: I feel GREAT!!!
Question: What’s your favourite job on the Farm?
Answer: Holding CHICKS!!
Question: Have you made friends at farm??
Answer: YES EVERYONE….Barbara, Jake, TJ, Aimee-Claire, Dom, Ruben, Libby, Lottie, Olivia, Luke, Tia & Tobias (Group, Leaders & Volunteers)
The Farm Hands have been enjoying a cold and muddy start to the year. We have been collecting eggs, looking after the animals and doing LOTS of mucking out.
The Farm Hands are coming to the end of a busy summer! We’ve been looking after the animals, tending to the veg patch and greenhouse and have even managed to squeeze in the odd bit of tree climbing.
Today we were lucky enough to have 4 Farm Hands in both our morning and afternoon groups so we were able to get lots of work done!
This morning we practiced our animal handling, cleaned out the rabbit pen, fed the pigs some carrots, collected the eggs and enjoyed some well earned hot chocolates.
This afternoon we mucked out the big chicken shed (a bit of a stinky job!), introduced some new chickens into the flock and herded them all into their freshly made beds.
Good work all round!! 🙂
Quote from the Farm Hands themselves today ‘Wonderful day working with our new Farm Hand’. Over the past couple of weeks the 2 groups of Farm Hands have taken part in everything from goat walking to garlic planting. Lots of hard work and muddy boots all round.
Today our 2 new Farm Hands learnt how to hold chickens, did some mucking out, fed the goats some tasty leaves and harvested some amazing marrows. All in a morning’s work!
We had lots of fun feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs. Some of us handled chickens for the first time! We said hello to the goats and fed the farm pigs some apples.
We fed windfall apples to the pigs
We fed the chickens. We also made beeswax candles it was fun1
We tacun out the ginne pig 🙂