An Intern is receiving Room and Board in exchange. Food is frozen or canned from previous years from the garden. Plenty of food raised and grown here on the farm is available in season. Fresh is not usually available till July. And we do sell some at the farmers market and can what we don’t eat fresh from the garden, as we try not to waste what is grown. Good wholesome food. Lots of vegetables, goat meat and eggs. However, we do not buy soft drinks, candy or junk food for interns. We do have 2 small house dogs that are part of the family, like our children. Dolly is a small poodle and Bella is a small Boston Terrier. They are free to roam the house and very friendly. If you do not like dogs, don’t apply here. Or if you have allergies. For a small family farm, we do a lot, and are involved with our Local Farmers Market. So much to do and learn here, Our Beautiful Town of Greeneville, Full of History, and all the wonderful things to do around the area. Some of the Things we are doing now: Building Projects, Can House, Remodel House, Deck (almost finished) Hot Tub installed, Pallet Garden to build, Greenhouse planting, Garden Prep, Farm Clean up, chicken house needs to be rebuilt, goats need hooves trimmed, Preparing for a farm means a lot of everything needs to be done WE DO NOT SEND OUT LETTERS OF INVITATION NOR DO WE HELP OBTAIN A VISA. If you can't take the time to fill out our online application, read about us and visit our website, Then maybe you don't need to be an intern. A good intern will know all about their prospective host and their farm, all the things that they do on their farms, and are ready to jump in and help with whatever needs to be done. If you have to ask "what will my job be", then you are not coming to a farm with the necessary attitude to be of any help to a farmer as there are no set jobs. Things change daily with the weather, circumstances, animals & yes, people.
Walter and I are pretty laid back. When things need to be done, though, we like to get them done, so we can move on to other things. We also enjoy our free time, just relaxing, taking drives, taking a siesta or just enjoying the animals on the farm.
I had a most excellent and fun week at the old farmhouse ! Judy and I talked and laughed a lot and I cannot believe how many things I learned in the short time that I was there from making pickles and baking bread to work in the farmers market planting vegetables and working to tend the garden. Walter and Judy drove an hour each way to make sure that I saw the Biltmore house in North Carolina and I felt totally at home when I was there
Thanks again Judy and Walter tell dolly I say hi LOL
almost 2 years ago
I had my expectations before I came. Now, for sure, I can say that my experience on the farm was much better than anything I'd planned.
The hosts are sensational people in all aspects. Courteous, funny and always respected my way of being and my culture. They also took special care in my adaptation, since I'm not fluent in English and had no experience with farm activities.
I really hope to return on the farm to meet them again.
about 4 years ago
Marcelo was a pleasure to have on our farm. Very helpful, and eager to learn. Added Bonus: He is a great cook. Our hope is that he will return soon., and we are looking forward to meeting his family some day soon. Thank you again Marcelo for all your help here on the farm and for taking such good care of us.