Sarah

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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    Travelling

    My next destination:

    Ireland - from Apr 2021 until Dec 2023
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  • Description

    Hi,

    I have been on a variety of farms in Ireland through WWOOF, Workaway and HelpX over the last fourteen months, and one in England just before Christmas. If I’d started looking for these kinds of experiences ten years ago, I’d probably have set up my own little learning farm by now. It’ll happen one day. That’s the dream:)

    I recently got a two week crash course in environmental awareness at COP26, where I attended about thirty free events and took part in my first protest (definitely not my last): I walked with Extinction Rebellion, whose conviction, drumming bands and sea of pointed flags made me feel a part of something very powerful.

    Last August, I hiked approximately 200km of the Cork end of the Wild Atlantic Way. I sprained my ankle as the weather was getting a bit hostile in September. I look forward to getting back to it in May '22. Call me a fair-weather camper! It has been amazing to see such a beautiful part of Ireland from the side of the road and stay in lots of campsites - feet firmly on the ground at all times:)

    I love physical work, as long as nobody is rushing me. I love animals, especially dogs, though cows come a close second. I could watch the birds all day too.

    I did an online journalism diploma last year, while milking cows in Kerry. I might start pitching freelance articles to the media outlets I'm a fan of someday, but I've yet to come up with anything that exciting!

    I don't use social media as I prefer to get my information, fun and comfort from conversation and books. I do watch TV and Netflix though, and love listening to Today FM in the mornings.

    I am a proud member of the Dublin Food Co-op which was founded by some hardy, socially-conscious vegetarians in the 1980s. I attend the online discussion group every Saturday morning, where we talk about something we have all read during the week, on subjects like worker-friendly cities, the Green New Deal and food sovereignty. It's really broadening my horizons.

    I have worked in junior jobs all my life, in fifteen different industries, so I get the importance of co-operation, following instructions, conscientiousness and all work being valuable.

    How to go as lightly on the Earth as we can, that is the question.

    I’m learning a lot from the people on these networks, thank you for the education:)

    Best wishes,

    Sarah

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Sailing / Boating
    Yoga / Wellness
    Cycling
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Van life
    Charity work
    Farming
    Animals
    Writing
    Books
    Music
    Cooking & food
    Culture
    Events & social
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
  • More details about your skills

    I am physically able and reasonably fit. I did a few years of triathlon in 2015-2017, so I'd call myself fairly physical.
    I can follow instructions especially when I understand the purpose of the job. I am not afraid to spend hours on my knees weeding or similar. I don't usually get aches and pains the next day after a big job!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

  • Age

    42

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Standard vegetarian. I eat eggs and dairy, I don't eat fish.

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