a celebration of WWOOFing

Jan 10, 2016

WWOOFer Julia Dahmen joined us early in 2015 and sent us this wonderfull selection of images from her time WWOOFing in the UK. Enjoy!

My first host was the Black Isle Brewery; here I’m helping out at the Jocktober fest.And here are the Black Isle WWOOFers together at the evening in the cottage: Isaac from Canada, Zoe from USA, Lea from France, me from Germany, Valentino from Italy and Laura from Australia. (left to right).My second host was Transition Turriefield in Sandness at the Shetland Islands. Here’s the view from the entrance of the Shetland Museum in Lerwick to the port. My third and last host was Rainton Farm/Cream o’Galloway near Kircudbright. Every lunch I could eat at the farm-restaurant. I had a free main meal and free ice cream every day! 🙂 I fed the calves every morning and evening. At Rainton Farm  feed every morning the calves, a lot of sheeps and beef cattle. Here are the cattle at breakfast in the early morning.
 The incredible Mr. Finlay, the father of the farmer David Finlay, Rainton Farm, was working the whole day with us at the farm. He is 92!!! He was working like a young man! I never, never saw something like this in my whole life… He was working the same time like the young workers. Sometimes better than worker at the half age. At the photo is: Mr. Finlay (front left :-), WWOOFer Paul from France (back left), me (front right), Morgan from France (back right). Paul and Morgan are friends and they did a WWOOFing tour in UK with they own car. And Mr. Finlay had the idea for a photo with my phone 🙂 Splitting wood at Rainton Farm with WWOOFer Paul from France


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