Week 38 at Allmogegården :)

My first week on Allmogegården is already over! The time here has passed so quickly and we experienced a lot of different work this week.
At the start we were 13 Wwoofers from different countries. This week we had to say goodbye to Linnéa, Mikael and Ashleigh who went home to Stockholm and Australia.
On Monday and Tuesday we worked outside on the field and picked potatoes. Later we sorted out the bad ones for the animals and put the good potatoes into the cellar to keep them for the winter. When we had finished the potato picking, we started to harvest carrots. We have been very lucky with the weather, because it was sunny and warm during the whole week. For that reason we all enjoyed working outside on the field. Even though we had a lot of work to do, we had enough time to relax in the sun.
On Wednesday and Thursday Bengt slaughtered three lambs and one of the pigs. Those of us who were interested could watch it or even help him. For me it was new to see animals being slaughtered but it was very interesting to see how he did it! He went to the field and fed the animals. While they were eating, he killed one of them. This way the animal doesn't get stressed before the killing and the others don't realise it. He also didn't take all the lambs of one mother sheep at once, so the sheep won't miss them. 
In the kitchen, we did a lot of cooking and baking this week. We made cream, yoghurt, butter, bread and conserved tomatoes. We even had a cake and (thanks to the kitchen day teams) a good variety of food for lunch and dinner. 
This weekend was free for all of us and many of us went on a trip to Gränna, a nice Swedish town beside the lake Vättern. =) Miri from Germany


Kommentera inlägget här:

Kom ihåg mig?

E-postadress: (publiceras ej)



RSS 2.0