Due to the continual the bad weather, we are still at the height of the work in the garden, planting and planting out the seedlings, and meanwhile the harvesting and processing of strawberries, cherries, currants, etc. has begun.
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Eberhard will be alone for a month: his wife has to go away for health reasons and he needs a helping hand to with his daily activities
Ciao, the hurricane hit all of Gosaldo, especially where I live, Laveder. I had a great deal of stress and am tired. The period straight after the hurricane was a real test, 3 months almost alone and without even a wwoofer, with the alpine winter that is already difficult in itself in this abandoned valley, fortunately it has been and still is sunny!!
After a year in which I was away for only 5 days from the farm, hosting 30 wwoofers without ever excluding anyone, now I feel I have little energy to resist, with the risk of having to leave the place where I live. I have had several jobs scheduled to try to start this reality, which I have been slowly setting up for just a year and a half, but everything was delayed by the hurricane and the kidding season for the goats starts in two months. The spirit is still positive, but sometimes I have almost no more strength to smile from fatigue, so I want to find a smile at all costs! If there is a wwoofer with good energy and a minimum amount of dexterity, who is a lover of animals and life in the country and who needs to detach for a couple of months in a peaceful quiet place, be in touch!
Recovering from an- luckily not serious- injury my father who until now had always given me a big hand in the management of the fields cannot help and I would like to welcome one or two wwoofers to our farm now as we have time to follow them and teach him and also to help out in different activities to be done, we will be available also in the following months but for July and August we already have several requests that should give us confirmation soon.
At the moment, however, no one has contacted us for this period and having an extra pair of helping hands from a wwoofer would be of great assistance
The olive grove has been neglected in recent years due to family problems and today needs to be cleaned. Collaboration is required during the spring-summer period. Whilst collaborating on the farm olive cultivation techniques will be analyzed and it will be possible to compare the different experiences of organic and eco-sustainable agriculture.
We are looking for a person who can help us to cut the grass in this period of difficulty due to illness. There would also be the possibility of remaining, if we all get on well, for prolonged periods. It could be a chance for a couple, to experience life in the countryside. Looking ahead, we are looking for someone who could manage our 10 ha.
Toni Balestra has reached the point of finding it difficult to manage everything by himself. For this reason we have decided to suspend the publication of his announcement from the list and ask the wwoofers interested in a long term experience maybe leading to a long term or permanent commitment to contact him directly.
I have had an annoying shoulder injury that prevents me from doing many jobs over the coming months, the most complex and demanding being that I have to prepare the winter garden, harvest, pick the olives, etc ... so I really need a hand for this period.
In this turbulent summer I have been caring for the small oasis where I live (between Orvieto and Lake Bolsena) on my own and I am having difficulty dealing with the various tasks. I am looking for urgent, motivated and willing help on the natural and ecological level (water supply for wild birds and other wild animals, cleaning the woodland of dry branches for fire prevention etc.) as well as small agricultural jobs in the garden and orchard (harvesting and conservation). Thank you, Anna.