Interning on Innisfree farm is hard but rewarding work. On our working days, we begin at 7am and end around 1 or 2pm before it gets too hot. Our days are filled with weeding, planting, picking, watering, wheelbarrowing, etc…all the while getting to know the complexity of each plant.
“Those who work their land will have plenty of food, but the one who chases empty dreams is not wise”
After a healthy, straight-from-the-garden, flavorful lunch together, the majority of us jump in the pond and/or take a quick nap before hitting the books. Chanchal’s library of medicinal books provides us with endless knowledge of each plant we have dealt with throughout the day. I often get inspired and find myself back in the garden picking the plants to make a tincture, vinegar or salve. Most nights our brains are fatigued and our bodies are exhausted…so Tessa and I put our Bowen Therapy to practice then Carolyn and I tend to end the nights with some light hearted guitar and singing.
This is the life.