"At the center of the universe is a loving heart that continues to beat and that wants the best for every person. Anything we can do to help foster the intellect and spirit and emotional growth of our fellow human beings, that is our job. Those of us who have this particular vision must continue against all odds. Life is for service." ~Mr. Fred Rogers

Friday, August 5, 2011

Off to the Buffalo Ranch

Sunday I start my Buffalo Farm Workcamp experience and I couldn't be more excited. I'm headed down with my friend and fellow Volunteer, Jonathan, to work in the beautiful Carpathian mountains on a Buffalo Ranch. Not really sure what to expect, other than lots of Buffaloes, beautiful mountains, a few hours of  farm-handing, probably some horse riding, and making eating cheese from buffalo milk.

He seems like an alright fella!

Here's a little info about the camp from the website:

"The Saldobosch Arc and Rescue Station is an internationally operating, non-profit NGO (non-governmental organization), connecting scientific expertise with traditional land-use and agriculture systems to encourage local people to develop and maintain a sustainable lifestyle. Our aim is to preserve the unique ecosystems of the Carpathian Mountain Region, connecting ecological preservation with economical possibilities in projects like ecotourism and marketing of local products.

Our main focus is the support of rare livestock breeding, as a foundation of environmental conservation. Not only the animals gene ressources, but also ecosystems with high species diversity that depend on grazing can be preserved."

Check out more info here: Carpathian Buffalo Ranch!

I'll be sure to blog about my adventures and all the happenings with lots of pictures in 2 weeks! Back to Kolky on the 22nd!

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