The week is finally over and I can now give an update on my current situation. I ended up not waking up until late Wednesday morning after sleeping about 13 hours. It was a fair trade after being awake for 24 hours. A note was left for me by Jane explaining that she and Brigitte went out do some errands and would be back later. This gave me some time explore my surroundings. I went and met some of the animals that are at Brunnenburg, here are a few.
Some African Chickens
Mira and her piglets
Here you can see a close up of one of the goats and the picture after is a zoomed out shoot of where they were
Jane and Brigitte leading the two donkeys, Lila and Gena
Celo the families dog
This is about half of the animals at Brunnenburg and I will have pictures of the rest later.
The current inhabitants of Burnnenburg consist of Mary, Ezra Pond daughter, who teaches and is an expert on Pond. Her son Setzo, who created the agricultural museum at Brunnenburg. He teaches classes to the various student groups that come to Burnnenburg. Setzo's wife Brigitte is a wonderful cook who will teach a class with Jane. There is Nik and Miche, the two sons of Setzo and Brigitte. They both help out with the students and each play an important role in the program. Nik is also my boss. Jane is graduate of Green Mountain and has been involved with Brunnenburg before and now works with the students. Each of these people play their part in educating and engaging the students that come to Brunnennurg.
Working at Brunnenburg
During my first week I worked on a few small projects around the castle. This included digging a trench for a water line, carrying wood to the boiler, taking the recycling to the town's recycle center, and working with Walter. Walter is an old friend of the family who has built most of the modern structures at the castle. He is a carpenter who uses a small chain saw to cut his wood, something that I have never seen.
This is the towns recycle center, each bin holds a different recyclable item
Here is Walter in front of the donkey stall he built. I helped with the siding below the window and a divider inside
I also have a cool video of Mira digging up rocks and dirt in her pen. This is a great example of how pigs can be used to naturally till an area to be used for crops later.