Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Volunteering at a homestead

28th March to 4th April 2012

I had arranged to volunteer at a homestead between Montreal and Ottawa (http://www.helpx.net/host.asp?hostID=8602). So I flew to Montreal and got a train to Alexandria where Mitch picked me up. The train was certainly more comfortable than the trains in England, with reclining seats and plenty of leg room plus free wifi for the journey which was a nice bonus.

Mitch and Lola's hospitality was excellent, I had had my own room and they fed me well on fresh produce and awesome baking! In return I was helping out with the daily chores of feeding the animals (2 horses, 2 cows, some chickens, geese and sheep) at 6:30am and 5pm every, plus helping Mitch with his projects around fixing up their farm house which they have stripped down.

After a week I decided to move on and get back to drifting, I had planned to stay there for 2 months and thought it would be nice to have a kind of fixed abode for a while but I missed the travel, especially after almost 3 weeks in Whistler so I left the homestead and headed to Ottawa on the 4th of April.


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