It is really important to our Social Enterprise that we really get to know the projects where we hold our Business Networking Events. This usually involves us spending time at the community project volunteering for a few hours. We went one step further last week.
We have a new and very exciting community project in Suffolk where we will be holding one of our Big Business Networking Events in 2018 and future events for 2019. Horham Dairy & Care Farm is based in Suffolk and has recently been set up by Alison who I have had the pleasure to get to know through my Social Enterprise course at the Eastern Enterprise Hub in Ipswich.
Last week we got to run the farm for a whole week while Alison took a well deserved family break. The farm currently holds around 20 goats, 12 chickens and a herb garden. The milk from the goats will be used to make soaps, cheese and other products. The main aim of the farm will be to support people in the community who have mental health issues, social issolation and lots more.
I didn't realise how inquisitive goats were? They really have great characters and enjoy lots of attention. We didn't just feed them we got more involved with getting the farm ready, which included fixing fences, painting barns, cleaning out the goats, brushing them and giving them lots of cuddles. We really enjoyed our working holiday and we can't wait for the Big Event on the 20th September.