Burnt by the sun.Kissed by the rain.From the mountain vastness.My knowledge I do gain.The Beardless Farmer does await.As each day and night pass by.In Earth and soil.Sun and sky.
To start, I will be farming organically and traditionally in Norway for approximately 6-7 weeks – about 20 minutes outside the town of Lillehammer. When I say farming, I mean really farming – the old way. No machinery, no electricity, no running water. This is the real deal and a dream for a history lover like myself.
Note: The farm does not have internet connection so my blogposts and responses may be far and few between. I apologize for this, but it is the price I pay for the true Norse experience. Happy Wanderings!
I am farming through an organization named WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities for Organic Farmers), which collects a large amount of organic farms in every country and allows curious kids like me to act on these opportunities. The particular farm I will be visiting first is named “Nordre Stuksrud,” tucked into the foothills of the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, this homestead is approximately 300 years old – an offshoot of a 900 year old farm the valley over! Ancient farm, ancient practice, I am going to be in my element.
I have so much more to say about the farm, about my experience planning and preparing, but for the interim it will suffice to say that I am following my dream, and from now a fool, a wise man I hope to become.