A day in the life of a WWOOFer

Here at Stockwood, we are lucky enough to have WWOOFers from all over the world to help us with the day to day running of the farm. It’s a fantastic experience for them and for us! But what does a day in the life of a WWOOFer really look like? Samuel, a WWOOFer who was with us for six weeks in the Summer of 2016, gives his account of what the average day working on Rush Farm has in store for all of our amazing WWOOFers.

“I am Samuel, and I was a WWOOFer on Rush Farm for 6 weeks in the summer of 2016.

Here is what takes place on the average day on Rush Farm as a WWOOFer.

I slept in the caravan, and woke up each day to begin the work at 8 O’clock. First, I met Tim and Chris to find out what’s happening today, except the Friday morning where I met Adrian, Tim and Chris together at home to do a week-bilan. Then I did the bottle-feeding.

chris-lambing-upright

After that, I helped Tim and Chris with the sheep (sheep driving, shearing, treating). Otherwise, I did some gardening with Jasper, Becky (and sometimes Kate) at the poly-tunnel and the aromatic-garden.

Gardening consist of seeding, watering, planting, harvesting (vegetables for the boxes and the Rush Farm’s people, but also many red fruits), weeding, and some other things.

Sometimes, I also helped Paul with the flowering Gardens, as well as fencing, painting, or plumbing.

garden

On weekdays, I ate the lunch at 1 P.M. with the family, often prepared by Anne, served with the traditional “cop of tea”. We finish the work at 4 or 5 P.M.. Concerning the dinner, I cooked my own meal, with the Rush Farm’s fresh products.

Afterward I had the week-end about free. Thanks to the weekdays free times and the week-end, I had time to spare, to play music, to do some biking, or to go outside.”

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