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Easter at Casalinho

I’m pleased to report that the Easter Bunny appears to be well and living in central Portugal.

 

We heard rumour that he had a mysterious horned assistant this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I followed their trail around the garden, a good opportunity to take […]

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A Visitor’s Perspective: Sam’s Diary (Part 1)

This is part of a series of posts where we ask one of our volunteers or visitors to say a few words. Sam arrived at Casalinho this week and has kindly allowed us to share his online thoughts. Here, he describes how the animals assist us with our composting system.

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Our Week in Pictures: 1st September 2014

The start of a new month and we’re wondering how the summer managed to pass so quickly! This week Jeroen has been working on replacing a friend’s roof, and here at the farm we’ve been caught up in a frenzy of harvesting and preserving our bounty.

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Our Week in Pictures: 11th August 2014

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Cuties! The puppies, I mean :)

Monster onions.

Winnie finally had her kittens

Little rabbits

Sam & Felipe loading up

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Tolerance

Who would have imagined that goats could be so tolerant? Kylie and Beyonce share their morning corn ration with the rabbits.

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The Nursery Wing!

There’s a nasty disease that I’ve been unable to name which kills rabbits around here. Unfortunately a case of it hit here last week and we lost most of our rabbits with no warning It was particularly upsetting as three of the adults who died were fairly new mothers with litters still tucked up […]

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Animal Update

Firstly, a sad lament for our last pigeon who escaped and went searching for a new mate earlier this week. I hope he finds one. Our other pigeons were taken one by one by what we think we identified as an Egyptian Mongoose about 6 weeks ago. This one survived because Jeroen caught the […]

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