Brage (Bo) Frick of Sweden
As we ended 2012 and started 2013 we have started several projects by the advent and aid of interns and WOOFERS literally from around the world.
1st project is a clay baking oven that was built by Brage (Bo) Frick of Sweden. You can view his project details at: Bo’s Clay Oven.
This hand built clay oven yields marvelous artisanal breads and pizza as well as cooks full meals in a fraction of the time – with such flavor that must be tasted to fully appreciate.
Built from scratch, we plan to have the oven in service at the Winnsboro Farmers Market this Spring in the Winnsboro City Park. In addition to the building of Bo’s Oven he has be an assistant to Chef Nancy on several special chef jobs in East Texas. Bo’s plans are to return to Sweden and enter business for himself as a speciality street-vender in Stockholm.
Bo has a master’s degree in agronomy and has used his time on Falster Farm to actually implement in practice many of the technical theories he learned in university. I believe he discovered that in practice of sustainable agriculture some of the modern notions don’t have much bottom to um. He got to learn how to care and ride a horse as well as build livestock shelters that birth pigs and chickens.
Additionally, he wielded sections of steel and sheet metal on the main barn converting it from a hay barn to a good size shop and headquarters. He exhibits good leadership skills and ran the re-fencing efforts over on the Creed place, a leased property for the Falster Miniature Hereford herd.
Mohamed Jan Jalloh of Free Town Sierra Leon Africa
On Spring break from EARTH University in Costa Rica where he studies for a degree in Agricultural Engineering, Mohamed learned about both diesel and gasoline tractors and how to drive them (even into fence posts.) He too got to burn in some of the class room studies in real time farming, learning about cattle pig and chicken care.
Each individual on Falster Farm gets to work on a project that is somewhat of their design or implementation. For the 1st time we had bailed up 17 2000# rounds of “Inon and Clay” peas as hight protein silage. We need a means of feeding it and our dry hay to the 2012 crop of steers and heifers. Mohamed built a special setup outside the corrals to house the hay and allow the steers and heifers exclusive access to it. Naturally we call this place Mohamed’s hay pen.
He also did a good bit of painting and field fence restoration while with us. He plans on returning to his native West Africa and help local farmers implement sustainable protocols and engineering there.