Permaculture Internship @ Kaitiaki

An internship at Kaitiaki Farm can be an adventure. This weekend we rescued a lamb from deep mud on the neighbour’s property.

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Heloisa and Marina were happy to see the lamb freed. After a few hours her legs warmed up and she walked away. One life saved.

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Later that day we found over 100 sheep from another farm had come through a hole in the fence. No sooner had we herded them back through then we found a bull from another property had come through a different fence and was after our cows.

Of course this all means lots of fence work.

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And more fence work.

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Two skills we always teach our interns are pulling nails…

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…and composting. Back to basics for skill-building and learning.

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Along with the importance of keeping tools sharp.

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Never a dull moment and always a teachable moment. That’s how it is at Kaitiaki.

 

Peace, Estwing

 

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