We were all given the month of April to do more or less what we wanted (as long as we didn’t get too out of shape; we will be tested when we return). After spending a week doing temp work for the Upper Valley Land Trust, my mom’s nonprofit, and then a long weekend in Craftsbury mapping all the trails with a GPS unit, I headed to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. I’m staying with a family I found through WWOOF, working on their diverse farm in exchange for room and board. Old Man Farm takes a permaculture approach, integrating different aspects of farming and life itself into one cohesive system which attempts to provide as much of its own nutrients and energy as possible. My adventures here have already been several; I’ll write more later!