Its finally here – 2 Years in the making

Pigs

I am so happy and excited right now… It’s OFFICIAL On March 10th and 12th 2020 we will be welcoming the first Cohort of EggShed Rangers to Hill Farm. 

Why did we start the EggShed?

We bought Hill Farm as we wanted to create a special place for friends and family to share.

We always knew we wanted to have a plethora of feathered and furry friends join us on the journey… and what a journey it has been. 

 Quickly after we moved on to Hill Farm things fell apart. I won’t go into too much detail here (as it’s not about us it’s about the cause)

We had a close family break-up, we lost a lot of money and ultimately we got very ill. 

Long story short… we risked everything and nearly lost everything. It was only our close family and friends, the farming community and the inspiration of Hill Farm that brought us back from the brink. 

We knew this place had to stand for something more than paddocks and buildings. 

We started rescuing ex-battery hens in 2014 and quickly fell in love with their character and their ability to recover and provide us with sensational eggs. 

We wanted to rescue more ex-battery hens and then help other people with their recovery… Hence we reached out to the wonderful people at the Kings Arms Project

KAP believe that there is no such thing as a hopeless case.

They refuse to give up on anybody and believe that every homeless person can have a bright future.

They deliver services to empower people on their journey out of homelessness, and  provide OutreachAccommodation and Opportunity all specifically developed to help people out of poverty… well I just knew I could relate to people’s journey and had to support their work.

In particular it was Phillipa Harries – The Pathways To Employment Advisor who answered my battle cry and call to arms… She come and visited us at Hill Farm and bought into our vision straight away. 

Thank you Phillipa for being wonderful and believing in us. We set about designing the EggShed Ranger programme where homeless and vulnerable people can visit us, learn new skills, join our community and help us rescue more ex-battery hens. 

Additionally from the sale of the eggs donations go to the KAP programmes and the night shelter.

What a simple and effective framework! Please support us on this great journey anyway you can. Donate or Pledge here

Thank you all x Scotty – Chief Chicken Officer

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