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It’s with a sad heart that I say goodbye to Bjorn (our first volunteer on the farm), as he embarks on the next chapter of his year-long adventure traveling the world. It’s amazing how quickly the two months flew by. I asked him to write a summary of his experience on the farm, which I’ve […]
So the other night Bjorn and I were chilling at the base camp and some time after dinner, Bjorn noticed a spider on one of the storage containers. Nothing new, as spiders and other creatures come with the territory. What made it interesting (and blog worthy), was that the spider (that I’ve dubbed “Spider Pig”) […]
Bjorn is off galavanting for two weeks, so I’ve got my head down focussing on work and generating some funds to put into our next project. That however doesn’t mean that progress on the farm stops. Quite the opposite actually – I’m not sure if it’s having Bjorn here or the renewed energy of a […]
A few months ago I organized a couple of guys to help with the bush clearing on the top section of the property. Just before lunch, Watson and I went to shop to get some food and on the way we say a funky looking dude walking down the road, strumming away at his guitar. We stopped to chat to him and found out that his name is Ben10. As we were finishing up for the day, Watson and Benten arrived and it wasn’t long before they started jamming.
Bjorn is off on an adventure for two weeks, which is giving me the opportunity to focus on work for a bit and raise some capital for some of the projects we want to tackle when he gets back. That’s not to say I’m not doing stuff on the farm though. Yesterday afternoon after work I decided to tackle clearing out the space for the outdoor kitchen. It’s pretty amazing what you can achieve in a short two hours of time. There is still a lot to do, like build a frame around it to support the roof, but I am really happy with how it’s shaping up.
One of the first projects Bjorn and I tackled was the main guest herb garden. The purpose of the garden is to provide guests with a whole range of fresh herbs that they can using in their cooking or a tasty cocktail. The spot I chose for the garden is along side the pathway from where the guests carport will be.
I’m excited to introduce you all to Bjorn Green, who is officially the very first volunteer on Forest Glade Farm. Bjorn hails from Canada, but is also part Swedish. An electrician by trade, Bjorn brings a range of useful skills to the farm and while it’s only been a bit over a week since he arrived, we’ve already managed to make some good headway on the farm.
It’s been seven and a half months since I took the plunge and moved to the farm from Cape Town. Living off-grid in a tent has been a wonderful experience and in the short time I’ve been back in the Garden Route, I am 100% convinced that this is where I need to be. I could pinpoint it to all the amazing people I’ve met, how it seems that every time I leave the camp site, I meet someone new – who is either a potential mentor, friend (in many cases both) or on a similar journey. Or I could attribute it the amazing nature that surrounds us, or the crazy amount of talented musicians, or the beaches, forests, hikes. Or maybe it’s all of the above. Either way, I’m here to stay. This is my new home and I can’t be happier.