Today was my last day of work at Kayema Farm. We have tomorrow off because it is the second holiday during Pesach (which lasts a week) and everyone in the country has a holiday. I leave Sunday to go to the....(drumroll please)...Goats with the Wind Farm in Yodfat, Galilee. They have a great website if you are interested, you can look at pictures and the different things that they do.
It was hard to decide to leave here. It suddenly dawned on me that time was passing quickly and I needed to start thinking ahead about flights to Europe, before they got too expensive. Last Saturday, I sat down and started to think about it. Most farms in Israel require you to stay atleast two weeks in order to come so, once I did the calculations, I realized that if I wanted to stay in another farm in Israel, I would need until atleast May. That puts me two months here, which seems like not nearly enough, but, at the same time, I have to remember that there are tons of other places I want to visit as well. So, I started looking at flights as well as other countries on the website I am using to find farms (helpx.net) and Bulgaria seemed like the perfect place. The website has 70 hosts to chose from, it was the cheapest place to fly to and it is the perfect starting to place to head through the former Yugoslavia on my way to Poland (which will most likely be my last stop). I fly out May 3rd to Sofia, Bulgaria to start my farming experience there, I am so excited. But first, I head North to Galilee to check out the area, will stay there until the 29th and the have a couple of days to see anything I havent seen yet. I love it when plans work out like that.
I say it is hard to leave the farm because this place is one of the most amazing places I have been. Adi and Ynon have really built a beautiful home with a lot of love and peace in the atmosphere, i feel completely comfortable here and at home with no worries. Last night, Devon and I went into the desert to watch the sunset, it was the perfect temperature, the sky was purple and the breeze was just right. You can see for miles from just 300 yards from the Moshav, it feels like you can see all of Israel. I have learned so much here, not just about farming but about an alternative way of life and the importance of pursuing whatever you want to do, not just what you think you are expected to do. Material things do not matter here, appearance doesnt matter, all that matters is the people, the community and the family. Its really a unique place and something I hope to re-create for myself one day. I have heard wonderful things about Goats with the Wind, but this place is going to be a HARD act to follow.