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Spanish student says Hola to new creatures in Haslingden
2:21pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
A STUDENT from Madrid worked as a farm hand in Haslingden for four months as part of her quest to become a vet.
During her stay at Cronkshaw Fold Farm, 24-year-old Ainara Andres, helped 10 native North Country Cheviot sheep give birth, a species she now calls her favourite animal.
Farmer Dot McCarthy said: “Ainara really enjoyed it here and wants to come back next year so she can see the lambs she helped all grown up.
“She came here to improve her English and tend to different species of animals.
“It’s very hard work to be a farm hand here. We work long hours here and like determination, but all the volunteers enjoy themselves.”
The degree student is one of the dozens of volunteers to have mucked-out, fed and reared animals at the farm in East Bank Avenue during a residential stay.
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