We have settled in to our new farm, Nordre Hestnes Gård. It was a sad goodbye with Roger and Liv, but I really feel very sure we will see them again.
Our new farm is very different from Nordvoll. We spent our first night here in a bunk bed, sharing a room with another wwoofer. We worked that out though, and now we have our own room and our own bunk bed!
Our farmer is very nice, and our co-wwoofer, Rémi, is very knowledgable about the farm. It’s been wonderful to be back in the company of a dog, her name is Trulte, and she’s an absolute doll.
The farm work itself is actually a lot less than we are used to, in fact we find ourselves standing around a lot, feeling like we need to be doing something. Here at the farm we have one (huge and awesome) dog, 3 pigs, 9 Icelandic horses, 18 sheep, 25 hens, 1 Shetland pony (Doffen), and 9 cats (whom we have named Princess, Moriarty, Spookey II, Boots, the twins Fred and George, and the triplet baby kittens, One, Two, and, Three.)
The day starts and ends with feeding, and as the farm is built on a fairly steep mountainside, this is an icy and dangerous challenge. Fortunately I have good help, as Fred likes to follow me around.