For the last 3 weeks we’ve had the pleasure of having 5 interns from the International School of the Americas helping us out on the farm. Allison Vigil, Jacob Klein, Rachel Seidner, Riley Francis, and Sam Abney have been absolutely wonderful. They accomplished more than any other group of interns so far – and every group we’ve had has been outstanding!
Some of the things they accomplished while they were here:
- completed the halfway done Haitian dwelling (separate post coming soon)
- started and finished an urban slum for Lifestyles Lane (separate post coming soon)
- planted our 3 Sisters Garden
- planted our popcorn and sweet potato garden
- worked with our pigs and got them loaded up to go to the processor’s
- put the broilers and replacement layers out to pasture
- raised the rabbits
- taught the turkeys how to free-range boomerang (come back to roost at night)
- caught all the goats, weighed the kids, trimmed all the hooves, and herbally wormed the adults
- rotationally grazed the cattle (and goats)
- hauled tons and tons of water
- moved all the rabbit hutches into the shelter of the barn
These guys and girls were absolutely tremendous. Their major accomplishments will be detailed in subsequent posts, but their presence will be greatly missed.
For more pictures, check out the whole album on Facebook: