Thank you, Kenny!
August 27, 2019 9:09 AM   Subscribe

Farmers don't normally name their poultry and livestock, but that rule doesn't apply at Caenhill Countryside Centre, an educational farm in Wiltshire, UK. Chris Franklin lets the gang out of the barn to start a new day and greets each one of the ducks, geese, chickens, and goats by name: Bunson, Bo, Cuthbert, Owen, Jean, Cee Cee, Catherine, Gilbert and Sully, Bumblebee, Lucy, Socks (the kitten), Kenny, and the rest. Thank you, Kenny! posted by Miss Cellania (6 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
YES! This is my favorite Twitter feed right now. I’ve been watching these little videos so much that I can now identify some of the geese by name! I’m very partial to one of the cats named Smudge, as well as Marlene, the enormous pig who loves wallowing in mud.
I also find the little “conversations” between Chris and the animals utterly delightful.
This is a wonderful escape when you just need to get away from the awfulness. Thanks so much for sharing this!
posted by bookmammal at 9:35 AM on August 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

If Chris's West Country cheeriness grates on you a little, check out Squirrelwood Farm's feed about their rescued veal calf, Crouton, and his friends. (twitter / instagram)
posted by suckerpunch at 10:13 AM on August 27, 2019

I'm so in love with this little farm - his enthusiasm at seeing who's first out of the gate every morning is so genuine and charming. Thanks for posting these!
posted by westface at 11:21 AM on August 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

I've been watching the videos on twitter too. There is something very entrancing about it. Like my old ancient caveman brain is like yes, this is very good, I like to see this, this is all great stuff, love it.

I also like thinking about the ducks and chickens as tiny little domesticated dinosaurs when I see them looking at Chris and making decisions about what to do.
posted by bleep at 12:33 PM on August 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

Such a wonderful little Twitter feed.
posted by MartinWisse at 4:28 AM on August 28, 2019

Just came to post this, I love it. Chris is such a natural.
posted by rhizome at 10:58 PM on September 9, 2019

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