A dairy in need of our help, and two delightful calves

On Tuesday this week Joanne went to The Calf at Foot Dairy to meet the two future Oak Tree beef cattle, little calves Forrest and Gump (pictures below!)

But this was a more serious mission than simply to get to meet  the Jersey calves, adorable as they are. Richard and I went over to help dairy owner and friend of The Oak Tree Farm Fiona Provan as she has been given notice to leave the herd’s current home and, as a small start-up business, she needs help with the moving costs. Richard and I set up this crowdfunding campaign:

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/CalfatFootDairy/

to help Fiona’s lovely, compassion-based, ecological micro-dairy (her cows keep their beloved calves) which produces the most fabulous raw milk you can imagine. Please, please pledge a contribution to this crowdfunding campaign if you can. Fiona is in the same sort of situation as The Oak Tree was a couple of years ago. Had we (The Oak Tree) been chucked off our land we would have been in serious financial trouble (as Joanne owns the land we are safe from this, but you see what I mean). Amazingly, as I type, many people have pledged over £1,400 in less than 24 hours since the campaign went live, but we have a long way to go to reach our target of £5,000. Do help if you can.

Joanne getting to know the calves

Joanne getting to know the calves

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One of the future Oak Tree Calves...

One of the future Oak Tree Calves…

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