The Good Note Experience:
Let's see...what would a browsing wwoofer like myself want to know about this farm?
As prospective sustenance farmers, the experience was enlightening. Maryann is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to animal and human biology, nutrition, livestock, horticulture, and so much more (I strongly suspect!) Their organic farming is supremely informed. Their methods are innovative, responsible, earthwise. I was so impressed by what a diligent and wholehearted effort this family is putting into "green living" (as it is called nowadays).
I recommend this wwoof experience to someone who is interested in such things. Learn the practical way. Witness the gradual realization of a truly organic project. Be of real use as you help knock items off a most visionary to-do list. For someone who didn't have much previous experience, I was given remarkable free range. I was shown trust and confidence that gave me the opportunity to let my own ambitions carry me forward through my work.
I visited the Borch family in late August, and these are the tasks I was involved in:
-gardening and horticulture (mulching, weeding, building lattices, bagging manure)
-daily tending to the goats and chickens
-shelving and organizing a garden shed
Maryann, Kevin and the boys were welcoming and accomodating: I had a very comfortable stay, both physically and socially. I stayed in their camper/trailer (though they invited us to stay in the house), I ate healthy and delicious meals homecooked by Maryann, and was warmly involved in the family's daily activities.
A sincere group of people. (and you can jam with them too!)
Thank you for sharing with me, Borches! May you flourish!