Saturday 30 April 2011

Farm Walk

This weeks meeting was a tour of Ian and Helen Davey's farm, near Trerulefoot. Not only were we taken to see the beef animals and sheep, but the highlight was viewing and learning about the thousands upon thousands of free range hens that they keep, plus the impressive on site egg packing centre, where some members helped to pack the eggs. Egg-cellent work! Ending with a BBQ (which included eggs), it truly was a cracking farm walk! Thank you both.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Car Treasure Hunt

Following a disappointing last minute cancellation, Tim Kenyon (programme secretary) and Nick Brookham lifted everyone's spirits by organising a car treasure hunt. Members were taken on a pleasant drive around the north coast, following clues, opening gates (thanks to Luke shutting any he found!), answering questions and finding some rather obscure items, including the largest pebble, both a hen's egg and a chocolate Easter egg and a cow's footprint!
Luckily, everyone found their way back to the Wilsey afterwards and Nathan Dinnis' car load won. Many thanks to the two boys for organising such an entertaining evening.

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Wedding of Chris Creaper to Becky Franklin

Congratulations to Chris and Becky, who tied the knot on Friday 15th April 2011. A guard of honour was jointly created by Launceston and Camelford YFC. We wish them all the best for their future together.

Stock Judging

It was great to see such enthusiasm at the stock judging evening this week, which started at Atway Farm, where Graham Smale trained members on dairy, then on to the Burden's, where Mark Thomas and Barry Gubbin taught beef, followed by Robert Tucker showed everyone lamb judging. Overall winners were Claire Butter for the ladies and Tom Merritt/ Alan Wadge (jointly) for the males. I hope such enthusiasm continues for the forthcoming competitions.

Saturday 9 April 2011

Visit to Cornish Lime Company

The Cornish Lime Company at Bodmin is one of the country's leading producers and suppliers of lime products for building and restoration projects, and so members were keen to take a look around and learn a bit more. Director and founder of Cornish Lime, Phil Brown gave us an interesting insight into his business and how he is helping to keep the old traditions alive, alongside our heritage in buildings that are restored using the lime process. 

Southern round of cabaret

On Sunday 3rd April, two coaches transported Cornwall's cabaret team (including two acts from Launceston YFC) to Weston-Super-Mare for the Southern round. It was brilliant to have such support from family and friends. Cornwall narrowly missed first place by 0.7 of a mark (results can be found on the  NFYFC website), but will still go through to the final at Blackpool at the beginning of May. I hope you all have your tickets!!