Superfast (I did bring a towel)

Either it is incredibly easy to hitchhike in Sweden or I just got really lucky today, but I arrived at Ridgedale around 20:00 right when Richard, Rob and Gustavo came back from fishing. I had some pretty cool rides and as always only nice people picked me up. The last ride was a Ridgedale neighbor.
Since I am early and everyone arrives tomorrow it is still really relaxed here and I got to chose the best bed!
All ten interns sleep in one room in a big loft in an old barn house.

After joining Rob, Gordon and Gustavo for dinner we had an incredibly relaxing sauna and I got my stuff unpacked. Tomorrow morning I get to help Gordon move the chickens before breakfast and Richard is leaving to get 500 new day-old chicks. Around 14:00 people will start arriving for the ten day permaculture design course and the internship. There will pe ten participants in the PDC and ten interns.

Arriving in Sweden

I’m sitting on the flight to Stockholm, Sweden on my way to a ten week intensive internship program at Ridgedale Farm AB. The internship kicks of with a ten day permaculture design course where I hope to deepen my knowledge about natural systems and how to interpret and use them. During the course we will define our holistic context in order to map out which direction we want to go in our life. This will help us order and use the knowledge we gain in the course.

I expect the internship to be very intense with Richard Perkins as the main teacher. He has experience in coaching thousands of farmers and (re)-designing their farms with them. I look forward to gain practical experience in working and living on a farm aswell as gain theoretical knowlegde about the backend and business side of farming. I am excited to share my creative process with others and gain a lot of different perspectives on farming/life.

The plane lands at around 14:30 and I hope on hitchhiking at least one or two hours towards the farm which is about four hours driving distance from the airport, before sundown.