From: United Kingdom
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom
25/06/2019 - 14/09/2019
This year I am looking to learn more about farming and sustainable practices! I'd love to learn more about keeping and caring for livestock. I have some farm experience which I'd like to build on. I did a workaway placement during the lambing season on a working sheep farm in England where I helped with the herding, herding-dog training, milking of the sheep and general day to day work on the farm however I didn't have the chance to be involved in the cheese-making as I was so busy with the animals! I'd love to learn about cheese-making, preserving food and maybe even bee-keeping! I'd quite like to learn how to fish.
I have also worked on a small scale organic food farm in Turkey where I helped plant seedlings and prepare the soil. My family members are keen gardeners and my dad has an allotment in the city which I help him with when I visit so I have some experience with plants and growing food but this is an area I'd need to learn more about.
I love cooking and baking and I like learning about new recipes I can share at home. I do catering for the big cycling events at my local long-distance cycling club's races in London. I cook hot meals and cakes for between 60 and 150 people each time and so far I have used Moroccan, French, English, Finnish and Iranian recipes. I'd love to learn new recipes and I can help with some cooking for you as well. I usually make Italian style food (one side of my family is Italian) or traditional English dished (It has a bad reputation but I promise it's good)
I really enjoy working with other workawayers in a team or alongside them and I enjoy the company but I'm also capable and comfortable working independently. I try my hardest to pick up new skills quickly and work efficiently and I have never needed constant supervision.
I'm always open to learning new creative skills such as knitting, weaving, wood carving etc!
I am not qualified for childcare and I don't feel comfortable babysitting or childminding.
o -Organic sheep dairy farm in England
Walking the fields each morning to checking for new lambs or any livestock in distress.
Herding sheep with working collies into the main farmyard and parlour for milking every day.
Cleaning sheep’s udders and manually attaching pumps for mechanical milking.
Cleaning yard and sterilising equipment to maintain hygiene and ensure milk is fit for cheese making.
Twice daily refreshing of bedding and feeding of sheep, pigs and poultry.
Daily checking and counting of herd of cows.
Bottle-feeding lambs three times a day.
Helping repair fences.
Various odd jobs such as feet trimming of some sheep, once went to farmers market to help sell cheese.
o -Animal rescue ranch in Turkey
Daily feeding of horse, ducks, chickens, 100 cats and 30 dogs.
Attending to any animals needing bandaged changed or other attention.
Daily vacuuming, mopping and cat litter changing.
Exercising, training and playing with dogs.
Successfully supervised the running of the ranch for a weekend while the owners went away for a break.
o -Organic food farm in Turkey
Transplanting seedling in field
Digging ground to prepare for seedling transplantation
Lots of watering!
Helping with turkeys and chickens
*️️️️️️️Animal Experience: Lots of experience with dogs and cats, not so much with horses but I'm willing to be taught.
*️️️️️️️Food Industry Experience:
-Catering for cycle races. I plan and making hot meals and cakes for the finish line at long-distance cycling events
in London during spring (150 people).
-Cheesemonger selling award winning British cheeses at the famous Neal's Yard Dairy in London.
*️️️️️️️Hostel experience: I worked in a hostel in Tallinn for a summer where I worked in a team with two other workers to run the hostel and we took turns doing shifts at the reception desk, cleaning and interacting with the guests.
*️️️️️I'm a keen photographer and I'm happy to help out with photos for social media/websites. Examples of my work can be found at refoy.co.uk
Peppers (not life-threatening but makes me ill)
Special dietary requirements