My Time at Trill Farm

2 Oct 2019 | 0 comments

Before I came to Trill Farm, I did not really know what to expect. I just knew that I would like to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and learn as much as I can about nature and farm life.

Now, looking back, I could not have wished for anything better and choosing to come to Trill Farm as a volunteer was the best decision I could have made. My hopes of learning something about nature were definitely exceeded. Not only did I have the opportunity during my daily work as a volunteer to learn a lot about growing vegetables, herbs in general and what tasks are important when one is responsible for a piece of land, I also had the chance to learn about beekeeping and to try pottery for the first time. All things that I probably would never have tried and that I am very grateful for.

Besides my love for chickens, for me the most special thing was talking not only with the people who live and work here, but also all the guests. You realise how important the connection to nature is to everyone and how easy it can be to integrate it into daily life. Sometimes that is difficult for me living in a city, but my time on the farm gave me much ‘food for thought’ and that is the most important thing I have taken away.

Nicole Neumeier spent a year studying abroad from Germany in Leeds before coming to WWOOF with us at Trill Farm this summer, bringing great enthusiasm and a passion for chickens!