Saskia´s Farm Stay
Farm Stay 2015
Those two months that I spend on a Farm were very nice and eventful and I admit I will miss it. I really recommend this project to everyone, which is mainly due to the following:
From the beginning, I had a good relationship with the farm owner Michaela and her staff. It was lovingly received and everybody tried to familiarize myself with the new country. So, I found it very easy to make new friends and settled in quickly.
Most of the time I spent looking after the many animals on the farm. I really liked that because it was a very diverse activity. In addition to the typical farm animals such as chickens, sheep, dogs and horses, I was also fortunate enough to be able to look after more exotic animals such as lizards, parrots and even iguanas. The handling of animals gave me a lot of pleasure and I could learn a lot about how to keep them and care for them. But we did also a lot of other works on the farm: I painted the dog huts, sanded and painted benches, I helped to build a compound for the Iguanas and so on. After I finished work every day, I was able to go horseback riding and explore the great outdoors with my favorite horse. Many of the horses on the farm are Chilean rodeo horses and the family often goes to rodeos. Once they took me with them to a Rodeo including a typical “Asado” (BBQ) and sleeping in a horse trailerIn general, I got a good insight into "Huaso life" (Huasos are the Chilean cowboys).
I also liked the trips that the farm owner Michaela organized for me over the weekends, so that I could see a bit more of Chile. We went to national parks and since Michaela is a biologist, I was allowed to accompany her in her work outdoors. So I also ended up digging up plants and catching lizards in the desert.
If you love animals and are not afraid to get dirty, and if you are not totally averse to meat, (they really eat lot of meat on the farm, but even I got used to it!) , should definitely come here and have a great adventure!!
Here you will find more information about the farm stays.