So, the magic of Fountain Hill community. The boys and me had four days at Fountain Hill Farm at the end of March to meet the guys here and discuss my role when we return In June for three to four months. I don't think this went to plan over the four days for all the right reasons, we fell In love with the place and the people here and somehow just fitted In and got on with the upkeep of the place, helped with cooking for a community and the growing of food soon to be harvested on my return. You would find It hard not to feel welcomed at Fountain Hill It really is special.
Let me tell you quick how I came to be here. So Facebook, yeah Facebook again. I seen someone post and comment on a old post needing help, volunteers around a farm called Fountain Hill (just the name had me hooked) for accommodation and meal provided, so a quick Google and the place looked great but I was to late for 2017. So I got in touch told them my plans and I'd love to help. O.k it was a year away and they told me to keep In contact and come up In 2018 for four days to see If It could work. I kept to my word, Fountain Hill kept to there's and here we are I've been back here well over a month and for two of those weeks so far I've been left here to look over land, food growing and harvesting, cats to look after and my favorite tasks of all the pond and the upkeep of the surrounding nature. For example letting nature grow but just keeping a eye and tidying it up so the farm can be productive and not completely took over by nature, Oh and I was asked to over see the tree house building with the seven children here at the time. All boys, I know chaos, but what a brilliant task for me who refuses to grow up. Why was I needed, well the guys here go across the U.K to festivals with there theater act, circus skills, children's area and from what I can see a whole lot more of great stuff which I will see or hear about one day soon.
So back to the discussion we were meant to have about my role, hours I would do, what boys would do. Yeah we sat outside and had a talk but I'm not here for set hours I piped up , write me a list of things and I will see stuff myself to do. I was just happy with this opportunity I knew I'd be happy plodding along all day doing stuff on the land, fixing and building stuff, being In the kitchen helping or preparing meals also fitting In being a parent to the lads while they run wild and free.
There's going to be so many things I can write about our time here. There are so many things I've missed In this short write up but these are mine and my boys personal memories.