A typical Wwoofing day on the farm
Once you have settled in we usually work on most week days. This is reversed in October when we work at week-ends, and Thursdays and Fridays, because we harvest the apples and deliver them to our local cider producer, Thatchers www.thatcherscider.co.uk on Monday mornings.
The WWOOFing day starts at about 08.15 with breakfast –choice of cereals, fruit, toast, jam, marmalade, eggs, tea, coffee are all available. Just let me know if there is anything you particularly like.
We have a solar panel on the farmhouse roof to heat the hot water so it is helpful if you check before having a shower or bath. It will depend on whether it has been sunny during the day ! We also have PV solar panels on the Big Barn roof and electricity in the outbuildings is ‘free’ if it is a sunny day.
We usually start work at 09.00 am during the week. We stop for lunch at about 13.30 – 14.00 and then continue from 14.30 to 16.30 but it all depends what we are doing; what the weather is doing; what the light levels are and how we are feeling !.
We do interior jobs if the weather is bad.
If I am going somewhere – eg Bath, Bristol, Wells – I can usually offer Wwoofers a lift so you have an opportunity to do some exploring.
We discuss week-end activities in advance. Sunday is a rest day whenever possible. In October we work at week-ends, harvesting apples, so you will have time off during the week.
You are not expected to work outside in pouring rain or very cold weather but it is a good idea to bring waterproofs and some warm clothes (in winter). We do have items you can borrow.