Hey, my name is Kathi and I’m from Düsseldorf in Germany but I’m writing this in English because it seems to be the most important language in summer on Eulenhof. I stayed on Eulenhof for 7 weeks in 2014 (which I learned is longer than most do) and I got to meet super nice people from 7 different countries and 3 different continents.
During my stay I’ve been knocked over by giant nets, attacked by roosters, followed by horse flies and mosquitos, sunburned and got muscle aches, bruises and scratches all over my legs and arms. But don’t get me wrong, I had a really good time.
There’s a huge diversity of things to do on Eulenhof. In summer, harvesting is one of the most important jobs for the WWOOFers. You can find every vegetable you can imagine and even some you wouldn’t expect to find on a farm in Germany, for example melons or artichokes. You also
find vegetables that look different in color and shape to what you usually see in the supermarkets. So you can also imagine that the food on Eulenhof is awesome. There are so many fresh veggies and fruits. Also Markus and Ulrike only buy organic products. My favorite thing was always the self-made bread and the fresh juice on Sunday mornings after going jogging with (almost) the whole team.
But life on Eulenhof is not just work. A lot of times the WWOOFers and the FÖJler cooked together and Chrissi is always eager to make a campfire at night. Ulrike and Markus are great hosts and will always invite you to join them for their activities. I’ll never forget the hiking weekend in the Swiss Alps. The scenery was amazing and it was definitely worth to hike up that mountain. We stayed overnight kind of in the middle of nowhere, above a cow barn. We were so tired from the day that we all went to bed at 8:30 at night.
I want to thank everyone I met on Eulenhof. Especially Ulrike and Markus for being such amazingly friendly hosts; I don’t think anyone could do better. But also Ihlena for teaching me how to drive a tractor, Andreas for a great time at the farmers markets and ice cream afterwards, Chrissi for being patient with me when I tried to drive backwards through the beans with a trailer, Anna for showing me that you can reuse and preserve almost everything, Clara and Bea for our night time conversations when we were laughing tears, the new FÖJler Sophia and Lydia and last but not least my fellow WWOOFers Ryan, Iris, Lichi, Bea, Francesca, Frederike, Leonardo and Lindsay for making this trip unforgettable.