Helping on the Farm
Yellow fields of rapeseed, high maize plants, countless potatoes in the ground. Cows, sheep and goats roam freely and graze on the lush green grass. The farmer took you along on his tractor. Together, you’re riding across the open fields and meadows.
Hands-On Work on the Farm during Your Summer Holiday
Autumn is a great time for a holiday. Especially a holiday on a traditional Austrian farm. Life is calming down, embracing a more peaceful and tranquil time of the year. It’s the time to witness nature’s colour palette in its full glory. Look, the farmers bring in the harvest! You’re welcome to try and have a delicious, fresh snack. The winemakers harvest the grapes in their vineyards. Your hosts make jam and juice from the fruit collected in the orchard. They dry herbs for tea, tie autumnal flowers into a bunch and stack firewood outside the house. Now, you can get the best tips from the farmers and help to preserve the harvest for the winter months.
Why not roll up your sleeves in autumn? Get to know the real farm life and all the tasks that come with autumn during your farm holiday in Austria?
AN ANIMAL TO FOSTER FOR EVERY CHILD
The family farm “Maurachhof” in St. Johann im Pongau, SalzburgerLand, is specialised on babies and kids. After the guests have arrived, Toni junior shows them around. Fun and games are the top priority on this farm. But kids are also encouraged to take responsibility. “Right after they’ve arrived, the kids choose their personal animal to foster. During their stay, it’s their duty to take care of it”, the farmer explains.
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Diverse Tasks on the Farm
Threshing, ploughing and bringing in the hay, followed by making silage and storing it for the upcoming winter. These are only some of the many tasks in the fields. That’s what farmers do for a living.
At home, there’s work in the barn to be done: mucking out, milking, feeding and repairing fences. The farmer’s wife takes care of the livestock, plants vegetables in beds and harvests apples. You can actively help and support her on the farm.
And the best thing is: after the work has been done, you’ll get a reward for your effort and hard work! Taste and enjoy the fantastic products from the farm. The hosts share their table with you and your family. Together, you savour everything that Austria’s nature has to offer!
Get a Glimpse of Farm Life
A day on the farm is probably entirely different to what you’re used to from home. Roll up your sleeves, set to work and pitch right in. Spend the whole day outdoors enjoying the fresh air. Pal up with the animals.
Savour the delicious flavour of the dishes from the farmer’s kitchen at dinner. Be happy. Summer holidays on the farm in Austria can be so nice. How about spending this year’s holiday on a traditional Austrian farm?