Workaway is a website that allows people to volunteer to work on farms and in homes for a few hours a day in exchange for food and accommodation.
We started with a bang and invited three lots of volunteers who had applied to visit the farm. Judith came to help in the garden, she rocked up in her campervan and stayed for a week and a half, working her way through the jungle which hid the pond, she was amazing! Theo and Max arrived two days later, they are French engineering students who were spending four weeks in England as part of their course, they worked like machines digging trenches and clearing brambles. Finally at the end of the week Philip arrived from Ireland and got stuck in straight away, pruning and pig feeding.
We had an amazing week or so working with and entertaining our volunteers, it was really nice to sit down for meals each day with such a diverse group of people and to hear their ideas and get their perspectives on what we have been doing here. We will defiantly be workaway-ing again, it was brilliant! If you are interested in volunteering (with us or anyone else) have a mooch around the website – workaway.info
|The pigs enjoyed the leftovers!|