Help us in milk farm and see where the milk comes near Liege, Belgium

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Belgium

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  • Description

    Description

    To all our friends!
    Due to the restrictions during the corona crisis, we do not take any volunteers!
    At the moment this is until April 19!
    Take care, stay healthy
    Andrea and Walter

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    In the east of Belgium 2,5km from the border of Germany, you will find our farm. It is placed in a small village with nearly none public transport – especially at the weekends.
    Within bikes reach you can find shops for almost everything, a cinema, swimming pool with a small sauna and fitness – if you are interested in such things. Nature is nearer – that you can find when you step outside!
    Since 2010 the farm is completely biological – we produce milk, but also meet – where it starts to get a bit more complicated in the minds of the people today.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Everything about gardening, growing own seeds, preserving the harvest, farming on an non acer farm - we have horses, cows, sheep and chicken. Ride horses or enjoy the nature.

  • Help

    Help

    A word to volunteering times: We have no exact times, and everything depends on your will and skills. That means: If you are interested in helping milking – you are welcome. If you would like to cook or bake – why not? If you are the one for gardening? Or you are a creative soul and find you a project here? We will not stop you, you are welcome at any time at every work.
    In the morning Walter and I start early with milking, and our braekfast ist around 8:30, so that is the time we make the timetable for the day. We found out that it is the best way to bring someone fast in, when he is working with one of us first. So, if you know what scill you have, you can decide, what you want to do. And belive me, you could manage more as you think at the moment!


    The work will be, keeping the house and cooking a meal a day for my husband and you. And - teaching Walter English! He has learned a lot of words now since we have since 2012 volunteers. But until now, he has never had the possibility (and the will) to learn it propper. Now he suffers always when we would like to speak with all our wonderful folks, but this is the time - I will be in the hospital and he really is burning to learn it.
    We do have two dogs that live with us in the house and it would be great to love them. I think they will suffer, too, when I am away.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer you a guestroom and also a place at our table. Delicious food fresh from the garden and stabels included!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are no vegetarians and if you are, this is NOT the right place with us. We are christs, we practise our religion more or less, we eat sometimes pork – but also other things ;-) We have no problem with other religions or people, if they could acept us like we are.
    But one good vegetarian dish in the week is welcome, and salad is normaly on the table.

    No vegans, no diets (gluten free, lactose free, low carb...) - also no Paleo. Thank you for the understanding.

    Our farm is our home and our work at one place - so we would like you to be careful and thinkful with all things - animals, plants and also humans here. It is no "ideological projekt" financed by work at other places but real farmwork, we and all that live with us (including our animals!), depends on it!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum

"Steinley Venn"
Part of the national Park "Plattes Venn"
Our region is wonderfull - as long as you like nature!
Thats a part of the border between Germany and Belgium!
Agatha and Mrs Marple
When changing pastures, all cows walk in a line.
Some of our horses.
As long as we milk outside, all volunteers milk with us. And belive us, nobody is long affraid of cows - they are so calm and friendly.
Bedtime at the piggies, everyone would liek to hear a bedtime storry and have a last rubb...
We are realy serious! Allways!
Milking time! The ladies are waiting for "cow service" and a little chat with us.
Our big garden - we don't only live from it with all fruits, vegis and flowers, we also harvest seeds.
2010, august

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