Farm Stay


Even though I grew up in dairy country, it’s been a long time since I spent a day working on a farm.  And so I don’t know whether it’s my own growing desire to understand where my food comes from or the simple fact that I miss playing in dirt, but I’m putting a work exchange on a farm stay on my list of to-do’s for next year.

Is this something you would do?  Here’s a resource if you’re interested in looking at farm stay options in the US!  Let me know – maybe we could do it together!  (Fair warning: I’m going to make you look bad.  I won a cow milking context in 6th grade.)

Also, did you know that sheep have 4 stomach compartments?  I think I’m part-sheep.

*Photo Source: John Benford*



  1. I’ve got a farm stay visit just waiting for you! Come visit us in southern Indiana on our hobby farm! Sheep, goats, horses, poultry, rabbits, dogs, and cats! All that farm work, no cable/satellite TV, no Wifi or DSL Internet, middle of the woods, Pigeon Creek with deer, coyotes, fix, and bobcats coming to drink a stone’s throw away from your window, bathing in rainwater via the cistern, wood burning stove for heat, and a house that looks like it was plucked out of Germany… However, we do have Keurig so all hope is not lost!

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