We’re lucky to have visitors come for a tour, or stop by the farm store for some meat, or stay at the Farmstay. I usually introduce myself and explain that I’m an intern this season, but I figured I would answer a few FAQs here.
So how long are you here?
We started in March, and we’ll stay through October.
Where do you go to school?
At the school of Hard Knocks. No, actually, I’m not a student. I’ve already graduated, and after over thinking my life about 75 times over, decided I wanted to try my hand at farming.
Try to keep pace with the all the other farmers here, who work like crazy. Everyday is a little different, which makes farming so interesting, but to give you an idea of what my schedule might be:6 am: Hand milk Luci, filter and cool the milk, clean up the milking supplies7 am: Move, open, feed, and water the laying hens and meat birds10 am: Feed and water the pigs, check the fence, drop off the compost11 am - 5pm: Special projects! This can vary, but it could be working in the garden, cleaning the chicken coops, moving Luci, fixing things, building compost, general tidying, napping, touring visitors, making yogurt from Luci milk, lunching…5 pm: Collect and wash eggs6:30pm ish: Corral sheep, if need be and put them in night pens8 pm: Water the garden, maybe harvest vegetables for dinner, drink a beer9 pm: Close up the the chicken coops9:30-10pm: Dinner!!Sleep?We’ve divvied up our tasks, so Laura will often be doing cattle work throughout the day, and Lee might be haying, and Georgia and Anna will be checking up on the sheep, but that’s just an idea of what one day might be like…Come visit! We’ll be happy to put you on the schedule!