Finding the farm through the W.W.O.O.F. website, Luke believes that bringing people back to the land is perhaps the best part of the movement. He has found a southern hospitality at the farm that he's only heard about in Europe. But beyond that,he sees great evidence of the growing movement of spirituality between the masculine and feminine energies of the world at the farm.
We are grateful to have Luke and Stephanie at the farm, if only for a short while. They have brought a new music to the rhythm of life among the chickens, dogs, and humans.
The morning I interviewed her for this post, Stephanie grabbed a cloth bag and headed from the intern quarters to the kitchen of the main house to prepare a bite to eat. She found kefir and put it on a cobbler she'd made. She apologized that it wasn't everything she had hoped it would be, but the taste of blackberries and apples in January made for a delicious breakfast.
Luke and Stephanie wanted to experience all they could while they were here. They went contra dancing with Barry and Mackey, to a Xavier girl's basketball game with Mackey, visited Fountain Square, and dined at both Skyline Chili and Graeter's Ice Cream. Luke even accompanied Barry on a morning hunting excursion.
Stephanie voted for Wiley because he's a big teddy bear who wants to be in control. Wiley is the most vocal of the three dogs, always signaling when someone new is around.
Luke likes Baxter. He says that Baxter's skinny little body and great big head make him comical. And, in many ways, Baxter is like Luke, gangley, smiling, with a look of adventure in his eyes.
Luke and Stephanie left the farm on Friday January 18th and Luke was flying back to England on Sunday the 20th. We miss you!