The “garden year” starts in March, the first woof´ers arrive. Of corse, during the winter there has been som evaluation and planning activity, but the practical activities start i March. Well, it can be later according to weather circumstances, but anyway this year Mare from Japan arrived on March 6 th and the weather was just wonderful for planting trees and mulching (we got 48 small bales of hay, that was just going to rot on the field). We also got hold of a lot of branches from fir tree for the ericaceous bed and we rinsed loads of roots from the nettles, tidied up the glassroom and started repotting and sowing.
At the end of March Jacob from Denmark arrived. Jacob was our first long term woof´er and voluntary garden leader.
With him came at times Elvira from Spain. I cannot tell you all the things we did while Jacob was with us, it was just everything. Even dancing!
In the beginning af April Rosella arrived, among other things she took amazing photos og people and plants. The weather got warmer and we could sit outside for teas and lunchbreakes.
In May Anne Laure from France, arrived and in June Dylan from Unites States came. Later on in June Karina from Norway came, she came back, actually, because she was also with us in 2013. Do I need to say it was a wonderful reunion!
In May Signe from Denmark came
Lise from Denmark came in June
Many of Jacob´s friends and family were here and gave a helping hand.
And Kaz from Japan was here in June!
– and Simon from France came again, he was also here in 2013, this time together with his Danish girlfriend Katrine..
Jeannie and Garry from Fejø were also part of the “summer team”, but unfortunately I do not have photos of them 😦
In July we held a couple of weeks with no wwoof´ers, no guests and no other activities than a Tai Chi course and the Classic Musik festival –
– and then in July Julie and Clive from England came and Amelia living in Denmark but originally from the states, as well as Shu from Japan. And Lou, our second voluntary garden leader and “über woof´er” came.
Later in August Jack from Denmark and Astrid from Denmark arrived
Hector from Spain
and Julie from France late august and September
Lucia from Argentina was here in September
Rune from Fejø was here a lot and even did one of the Monday evening presentations on fermentation
Soon much help, voluntary work and gift economy make this garden real. It unfolds, slowly but steadily, step by step, giving us and letting us share the singing of the heart as we plan, develop and maintain.