Healing Ponds Farm-Buxton, OR

This farm is owned by a very nice older couple who I really enjoyed working for. Their main focus for the farm is raising animals for meat and dairy products. The animals included cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, turkeys, chickens, ducks, geese, and bees. The day  I arrived they got a newborn calf and it  was my job to raise and bottle feed him. I also had to help milk the adult cows and goats, feed all the animals, collect eggs and help with cleaning the kitchen. One of the few things that bothered me a little was that the man who was hired to work on the farm thought women should have the role of cooking and cleaning.  So while Mark, the owner of the farm, was working at his shop in town,  the hired man wouldjust have me inside cleaning rather than letting me help with the farm work. I do wish I had had a little bit more opportunity to be outside getting dirty, but other than that I had a really great experience. I loved raising the calf and Mark was able to answer all my questions I had to ask. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed my time. Mark's wife was a very soft spoken and sweet woman who I really grew to love . In the end I would definitely say this was a great experience and would recommend this to anyone interested in learning about raising animals.

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