WWOOFers have made all the difference this spring as we alternated between orchard site prep and getting our three large organic gardens planted. We’re so thankful to wife and husband team Carrie and Daniel and mom and daughter team Hedi and Sadie for their great work and high spirits, tackling both branches and weeds.
Carrie and Daniel helped stack slash so the prairie grasses underneath wouldn’t grow up through it while we were moving and chipping it. But they were also great in the gardens. Mid-May almost flew by without us getting our corn in, and they also helped shore up some of our beds.
After a long WWOOFing adventure through the Deep South, these two have decided to establish their farm in Colombia, where Daniel is from. They’ve been doing their homework and have their marketing, distribution and land plan about as well thought out as it can be without having the land!
The next week mother and daughter team Hedi and Sadie came through to move boat loads of brush up to a soil retention wall we’re building in the woods. They also helped collect and bag garlic mustard, which seems to be taking advantage of our focus on other invasives the last few years.
Sadie’s off to the University of Wisconsin, the last of three sisters. Hedi might just be inspired enough to go work on a farm in Florida, where she lives now. Any farm would be lucky to have her with her great upbeat approach to new experiences.
We’re only sad our spring WWOOFers couldn’t stay and enjoy the fruits of their labor!
Interested in WWOOFing at Draco Hill? We’re full now until after mid-July, but contact us for late season openings.