First things first: Karine and Fred are the type of people you want to be friends with. They're more relaxed than any of our Wwoofing hosts so far, and they seem to mainly value the Wwoofing program as a means of cultural exchange (especially for their children), which is, in my opinion, what it should be all about. Plus they're really, really funny.
Another very, very cool thing is that they have a reception hall and room rentals on the farm, and guess what? Since one of the condos (this one, to be precise) isn't being occupied until this weekend, John and I have the whole thing to ourselves. Am I on vacation or something?
Sooo, what have we learned about farm life so far?
|John says they’re two times lighter than you’d expect, so go ahead, pick up the next sheep you see. Or don’t?|
|Fred raises these little guys on open pasture until the feeding roles get reversed|
|Marion, the don of chickens with a baguette cigar|
|Let me guess. You're planning on crawling around |
the berry in a spiral pattern. Come on, baby snail,
you're so predictable.
|Are these white currants, or EYEBALL CURRANTS??|
|Notice that the mother has torn out her own fur to construct a nest for the babies|
|Actually, it was only John who butchered, but I watched (mildy distraught and mildly intrigued). I planned to get my hands bloody as well, but resolved failed me at the last minute. If it makes you feel better, we ate them.|
Maaaybe this isn't actually a farm task that we've learned.
Maaaybe I just like cat pictures.
So, if you can gather, it's been pretty fun here.
With regards to food, being as they raise pigs, we eat a lot of sausage, sometimes accompanied by mojitos (yespleasethankyou). The real cookin' comes on the weekends when Karine and Fred cater the events that go on here.
Hello, possible future career path for Chowgypsy.
Stay tuned to hear about our upcoming surprise weekend getaway!