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Facts

Member since
2013
Desired time of stay
3 weeks - 12 months
Visit
all year round
Checks mail
daily
Response rate
0%
Location
Örsundsbro
Area in hectares
3 hectares
Animals
rare breed pigs, dog, Bees, Pigs, Chickens
Languages
Swedish, English
Diet
meat, broken sausages, vegetables (cannot accommodate vegetarians)

Contact

City
Örsundsbro
Zip
749 63
Country
Sweden

About

If you take care of my free range pigs, I'll teach you how to make sausages and other charcuterie. I live on a small farm with my dog Sonja (two weeks a month), about 50 pigs and 15 chickens.

In 2013 I finished the building of a charcuterie/butchery production facility and now I produce high quality air-dried meat products, fresh sausages, and meat from my pigs. I sell my products in a tiny shop next to the production studio and directly to some of Sweden's best restaurants. Every second week I make deliveries to customers in Stockholm and Uppsala. I am passionate about real food and would not dream about putting anything but the best quality ingredients in my sausages, and I do not put any unnecessary chemicals in them.

In 2013 I had my first WWOOFers living and working with me at the farm and it has been a great experience. I usually accommodate 1-3 volunteers at the same time. I always prioritize WWOOFers that want to stay for a longer period before those who only want to stay for a short period.

For the volunteer that is very interested in charcuterie, I can offer the following:
If you stay here 4 weeks and help me out in the charcuterie, and learn what I teach you, I will give you a certificate stating that you have learned the basic of charcuterie and food production, specifying what that includes.
If you stay here 8 weeks and help me out in the charcuterie, and learn what I teach you, I will give you a certificate stating that you have received an intermediate charcuterie and food production knowledge, specifying what that includes.
If you stay here 12 weeks and help me out in the charcuterie, and learn what I teach you, I will give you a certificate stating that you have received an advanced charcuterie and food production knowledge, specifying what that includes.

I gladly accept WWOOFers also during the winter.

My small farm is not organic certified, but I believe that my pigs have an even better life than any certification would certify. My pigs are free range all year around, I buy their fodder from an organic certified (KRAV) pig farmer. I do not castrate the boar piglets, but vaccinate them against boar taint. I let the litter suckle the sows as long as the sows allow it. I do not cut their tails and I do not give them preventive medicine. I give them straw, hay and cuddling. I take them to the abattoir when they have reached at least one and a half years of age.

I do not grow a lot of vegetables at the farm due to lack of time, but I have plenty of space in the garden where I would like to have more garden beds for cultivating vegetables. You can help me make them! I also have six apple trees from which I would like to make cider more regularly.

I don't have a strict schedule for the volunteers, what needs to be done depends on the time of the year and where in the cycle of breeding/taking-to-slaughter/butchering/producing/selling I am. A typical day at my smallholding might look something like this for the volunteers:
7:30 - 8:15 Feeding the pigs and the chickens.
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast and planning of the day.
9:30 - 11:30 Various chores at the farm, including checking the fencing, handling of the pigs, the fodder and the hay, digging and gardening, walking the dog, and general maintenance of the farm. Or meat trimming or sausage making.
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch and resting.
13:30 - 17:00 Helping out in the charcuterie with cleaning, cutting, trimming, curing, hanging, harvesting, slicing, packing, labeling etc.
17:00 - 17:45 Feeding the pigs.
~18:30 Dinner

Washing up directly after the meals and keeping the kitchen clean is always a volunteer task.

Two free days a week, but not always two in a row.

Nothing of this is written in stone except for the feeding of the pigs twice a day and the cleaning up in the kitchen after each meal. Some WWOOFers are better with the pigs than with the charcuterie and vice versa. I am open to ideas and suggestions from my volunteers.
In a volunteer, I look for someone who genuinely wants to help me in my daily work at the farm, and learn about Sweden and modern life in the country side while staying here, rather than a volunteer that just wants free room and board while traveling. I believe that the WWOOF experience ideally should not be a one way learning experience. If someone can teach me how to save the old cottage, improve the chicken home, build a smoking house, or instruct me how to make the best cider from the apples, for example, I will be grateful.

You will stay in my home during your stay. That means that we form a household together and that you will also be expected to perform some regular tasks like cleaning, (always) washing dishes, sometimes cooking, and in general keep the house neat. This is not considered working hours.

I require some basic knowledge of cooking from the wwoofers. You should at least be able to cook three dishes from your home country, since we all eat together and take turns in preparing the meals.

The accommodation I provide consist of two rooms upstairs and a room with a big bed in the basement. You will never have to share room with a stranger.

We usually eat all meals together, except breakfast, but sometimes lunch or dinner will be more improvised. Tell me if you have any food allergies or similar.

About

If you take care of my free range pigs, I'll teach you how to make sausages and other charcuterie. I live on a small farm with my dog Sonja (two weeks a month), about 50 pigs and 15 chickens.

In 2013 I finished the building of a charcuterie/butchery pro...

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Facts

Member since
2013
Desired time of stay
3 weeks - 12 months
Visit
all year round
Checks mail
daily
Response rate
0%
Location
Örsundsbro
Area in hectares
3 hectares
Animals
rare breed pigs, dog, Bees, Pigs, Chickens
Languages
Swedish, English
Diet
meat, broken sausages, vegetables (cannot accommodate vegetarians)

Contact

City
Örsundsbro
Zip
749 63
Country
Sweden

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WWOOF Sweden 0361 wrote a reference for Emeli .

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