After hiking in the Alps for a few days, it was time to head to Bern, where I will be spending the next month working and living on an organic farm.
Not knowing what I would be getting myself into, it was not until we pulled up to the farm, with the whole family outside eating brunch that I started to wonder what I was getting myself into. Being a city girl, would working on farm be too tough for me? Would I miss Andy too much? Would Tilly miss me too much (doubtful). What if the next 4 weeks of my life is cleaning up cow poop!? Yes….I had a lot of thoughts racing through my mind as I walked up to the the family who, by now, was all starting at me.
Relief washed over me when I asked, “Sprechen Sie Englisch, bitte?” and thankfully they all said yes! I was able to comfortably introduce myself and in no time, Andy and I were sitting at the table with everyone, drinking coffee and continuously being offered fresh food straight from their own farm. I met the whole family and will hopefully be reminded of names again in the future. Olga (the daughter, about my age) gave us a quick tour of the farm which includes (all organic, of course):
– Dairy farm
– Cheese making facility
– Vegetable farm (zucchinis, cucumbers, garlic and onions, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes is what I saw…who knows what else is out there!)
– Own and run a nursery (both for flowers and seedlings)- this is not on the farm though
– Are just starting up a catering business
– Do the local deliveries to houses
However, it doesn’t look like the farm is actually THAT big!! I don’t know….maybe I have just not seen enough yet. I guess that just means I need to get out and explore… fine by me!