Log

 

Week Weekly Activity Weekly hours Cumulative hours
Week 1 Farm orientation (learning names and behaviors of animals, feed recipes, familiarizing with tools and kitchen, etc.) 8 8
Dairy (milking some and primarily practicing cleaning procedures) 21 29
Feeding and sorting animals through pastures 5 34
Meal planning and preparation with food from farm 9 43
Food processing (making jam or yogurt, shelling peas for blanching, pitting plums and apricots for preservation) 3 46
Weeding 3 49
Netting plums and apricots 1 50
Making blog posts 1 51
Week 2 Dairy (milking and cleaning procedures) 21 21
Meal planning and preparation with food from farm 9 30
Feeding and sorting animals through pastures 5 35
Food processing 4 34
Weeding 2 36
Visiting Lyndal’s friends farms 2 38
Foraging for wild cherries 2 40
Exploring local farmers market 1 41
Fecal egg collection and testing 5 46
Pruning tomatoes 2 48
Reading seminar texts 1 49
Making blog posts 1 50
Week 3 Dairy 21 21
Meal planning and preparation with food from farm 9 30
Feeding and sorting animals through pastures 5 35
Cheesemaking 4 39
Vegetable rennet experiment 1 40
Weeding 3 43
Data entry on Lyndal’s computer recording  milk volumes 2 45
Trellising tomatoes 1 46
Food processing (more jam, sorting nuts, bottling olives) 3 49
Reading seminar texts 1 50
Making blog posts 1 51
Week 4 Pruning kiwis 10 10
Building compost 8 18
Beekeeping 2 20
Preparing new swarm box 3 23
Harvesting herbs 3 26
Clearing land for native tree patch 6 32
Carding alpaca wool 4 36
Fencing new paddock 2 38
Staking tomatoes 1 39
Weeding veggie garden 2 41
Learning to make my own bread and gnocci 2 43
Reading about permaculture design/learning techniques in practice on this farm 3 46
Writing seminar paper 1 47
Week 5 Attending Powhiri 4 4
Carding alpaca wool 2 6
Making compost 4 10
Weeding herb garden 3 13
Maori museum in Nelson 5 18
Malborough Wine & Food Festival 6 24
Talking with local farmers at Nelson market 3 27
Writing blog posts 2 29
Reading seminar text 1 30
 Week 6  Digging/cleaning potatoes  2 2
Repairing plumbing for irrigation 3 5
Making compost 5 10
Collecting seagrass 2 12
Foraging for mussels 2 14
Removing invasive species in native area 4 18
Seeding and transplanting garden 1 19
Straw bale house building education 1 20
Learning permaculture methods 1 21
Adding insulation to solar water heater 1 22
Carbon offsetting discussion in community 2 24
Tending to chickens (moving hen house, collecting eggs, feeding) 1 25
Harvesting & preparing meals with food from farm 5 30
Sustainable Golden Bay Event at Takaka Community Gardens 11 41
Writing blog posts 3 44