With great sadness on Saturday 22 February 2021 we had to say goodbye to Gertie, our oldest Anglo-Nubian nanny goat. She was originally donated to us in 2008 as 4 year old and was almost 17 years old when she left us. That's one ripe old age for any goat!
Wendy had to make the heartbreaking decision to have Gertie put to sleep as she was unable to stand; although chewed the cud until the end - bless her!
In her time at Larkrise she provided therapy and learning for hundreds of children and adults and was always the cheekist and nosiest of the herd. She never missed a thing, especially if treats were on offer.
Thank you so much Gertie; we miss you and will always think of you with a smile, RIP x
SPONSOR AN ANIMAL
We care deeply for all our animals which give us, and our students, so much pleasure. We strive to keep them as happy and healthy as possible, but this, naturally costs money.
So popular request, we set up our animal sponsorship scheme, to help with these costs.
You can sponsor any of the animals listed for a period of one year as follows:
Band A - £20;
Pony or Donkey.
Band B - £15;
Pig, Sheep or Goat
Band C - £10
Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Chicken, Duck or Goose.
Each sponsor will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, a photograph of their allocated animal and a six monthly report on their animal or bird.
If you would like to join the scheme, please click on the button below to download a copy of our form.
Please complete the form and return it to Larkrise Community Farm together with your sponsorship payment.