HelpX is an on line listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farm-stays, home-stays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation."
|Black Marans hen decides to take a turn at this broody-ing.|
|Might be man-junk and old paint tins but at least it's TIDY.|
|The 'bird house' still needs white lime at the far end in the|
goosey bit. You can just see the broody bird holding the job up.
Amusingly, on the website, each side can see the other's previous 14 transactions/emails so while this negotiation is going on you can tell that your applicants are also applying to many other places. It is a bit like an E-Bay auction and we 'lost' our first 2 sets of applicants and began to wonder whether these people were looking with half an eye to the 'down-time' and hitting the night life and clubs and pubs of an anticipated nearby city. Perhaps, out here in the wilderness we'd never attract anyone.
|The Hubbard meat-birds half way there at 45 days|
|We like a decent sized "new" potato on this farm. These are just|
volunteers from the compost heap.
|Messing with the sour dough starter. Every now and then you|
must split it and 'discard' half. A friend suggested make a 'gallette'
pancake/crumpet to eat with butter and honey.
|There now! You don't get a dog's ear-'ole on |
every blog, do you? Towser is now all clean
and a healthy pink. More comfortable too.