The Farm

A farm where those who work there seek to encourage, challenge and love those who come into their care.

'Happy Hens' is a charity that work with teens who come on a weekly basis, these kids have a variety of differing reasons why come. Daily the farm sees up to a handful of teens a day who work alongside those on the farm, learning from them, pushing their own boundaries and in turn growing in confidence and skills. They mainly work with the 12,000 chickens that the farm has to produce eggs for our supermarkets. Additionally they get to work with cattle and sheep, and of course feed Fi, the token pig, experiencing how a fully functioning farm works.

The farm is run by a small but strong staff team and a group of volunteers who come throughout the week. Happy Hens was set up by a couple who questioned what they could do to love others around them with what they have. Out of this questioning they decided to build a massive chicken shed on their farm and the charity was born. They, as the others who work there, have a heart to see change in these kids, for them to become the more they believe they can be.

Human Of Tiree

Stories are powerful. They can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They can change the way we look at people, so that those who we think are hovering in the background suddenly become the focal point.

Here is one woman's story. 

"I didn't always want to be a potter, I just sort of fell into it, tried it and fell in love with it.

We work as a team, I paint most of the designs, while mum does more of the throwing. It takes longer than you think to build up the layers. If it gets too wet the handles fall off...then mum has to redo them."