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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 09 mrt 2015 18:04 #604048

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zeyang schreef :

we need more guys :-)
the genderbalance is not good on the farm. mostly female volunteers are coming.

I wouldn't mind!
:P
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 09 mrt 2015 19:04 #604062

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boarderbas schreef :
Unfortunately I am a whitecollar Hippie. The kind of Hippie that needs to work to survive...


I nominate this one for quote of the week!!!
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 09 mrt 2015 20:16 #604086

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Ed P kom er maar in.....
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 07 mei 2015 05:04 #622971

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Dear old and new volunteers,

There are lots of very exciting things happening at Sailing the Farm right
now.

We are happy to report that after many long and character-building years of
boat-building, we're well on our way to sailing later this year.

Here's an overview of what's been happening up here lately:

- Our aluminum Colin Archer sailboat is taking shape. She is starting to
look like a boat, and a good looking boat at that. She is as yet unnamed
and suggestions that we call her The Unsinkable have fallen on deaf ears
(to the disappointment of our Irish volunteer). Any and all naming
suggestions welcome!

- We have begun to machine sheaves for the boat. Our red sails arrive soon
so it's all go, go, go in the workshop these days.

- The heads is progressing quickly and soon it will be possible to take a
shower on board. Our Belgian volunteer has fashioned fancy toothbrush
holders for all future sea gypsies.

- Last week we cut open a section of the boat shed so that we can move the
engine on board. This will be a huge milestone for the project.

- In April, we had our first official government visit. We are happy to
report that she passed with flying colours.

- Our volunteers have started watching movies on deck every Thursday night.
Their 'Movies on Board' programme is limited to sailing movies (of course).
They've watched '180 degrees south' and 'All is Lost' so far. Both come
stamped with The Sailing the Farm seal of approval. If you've any sailing
movie recommendations, please send them on to us!

- Some of our current volunteers/gluttons for punishment are training for
the Lillehammer half-marathon in June. At the moment they are getting up at
6:30 to run in the woods before tucking into a breakfast of hearty porridge
and a day of boat-building. Some even manage to fit in a spot of meditation
before breakfast.

- The snow has thawed and we have started to turn the potato field. Our
bathroom has been transformed into a temporary nursery while we wait to
start planting. Our very versatile bathroom is also home to seven chirpy
baby chickens!

Our long-serving captain's To-Do-List is diminishing every week, but
there's a lot of hard work still to do. We'd love to welcome more
volunteers (old and new) this summer. A can-do attitude and lots of
enthusiasm are the only skills we require (though more specific skills are
very welcome also). So if you are free and can commit to a month, please
get in contact with us ASAP so that we can book you in to help.

There will be a launch party in Oslo later on this year when she takes to
the water. Watch this space!

Love,
Sailing the Farm.

p.s. Now that we're almost there with this boat, we're starting to think
about the next stage of the project (we plan to find a farm base away from
the Polar winds – somewhere sunnier and closer to the sea where we can
build more boats). We are on the lookout for funding ideas and inspiration
so if you have any suggestions or experience in this area, please let us
know - no ideas too small or crazy (building a boat with volunteers is
crazy already!).

Pictures

a: English girl making blocks for the boat.
b: movie night on the boat
c: irish girl silicone up inside the boat.
d: scaffold building
e: early morning mediation (hong-kong girl)
f: first crew is already onboard.

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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 07 mei 2015 07:02 #622988

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A weird thing occurs to me.

You know what I think is the most encouraging thing that I take form your pictures?

That girls can and will do complicated technical and physical work!

What 's wrong in society that we see almost only guys in tech jobs?
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 15 juni 2015 17:53 #635858

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May/June 2015

Ahoy Sea Gypsies!

It has been a busy May and start of June on the farm.

Biggest news first: The red sails have arrived! You'll see them in the
picture below. They look fantastic and it's a great help to see them all
laid out so that we can imagine ourselves on the high seas (instead of on
high grass as they are now).

We are also happy to report that we managed to get the engine on board! At
the moment we are in the process of getting it *into* the boat and all
hooked up.

More news:

– We had a bit of an unexpected delay late last month as we had to refit
the diesel tanks, but they are all good now and it's full steam (or should
we say 'sails'?) ahead for Oslo this September we hope.

– We also had a close shave with our welding machine. Our last one appeared
to give up the ghost, until an emergency transplant (from another dead
welding machine) got it up and running again. Our skipper's vision of
heaven is a world with nothing but brand new welding machines that never
break down.

– Life on the farm continues apace. Since we last wrote to you, the
Norwegian countryside has exploded into summer. The snow is finally gone
and everything is green and dappled with wildflowers. The bees are very
happy. Our baby chickens are babies no longer. They are big and bold and
getting braver by the day. Every morning they expand their wanderings a
little further and yesterday we spotted one looking curiously at the big
aluminum monster in the boat-shed. We'll make boat-builders of them yet.

– There is drama in the hen-house. Our two roosters, who have been at peace
for over a year, have just declared war on each other.

– The volunteers are keeping very busy in the sunshine. At the moment we
have an Irish woman, an English woman, a Belgian man, a Welshman and a
Swede in residence on the farm. A full crew at the moment - but we still
have some space for July and August so get in touch if you've a free month
and you'd like to help out.

– It doesn't get dark until at least midnight now, and even then it's just
for a few short hours. More light to build boats in :)

Thank you for your suggestions for sailing movies and boat names. We have
them all lined up on our summer schedule. In the meantime we've watched
Mutiny on the Bounty (the one with Anthony Hopkins and Mel Gibson) and
Troll Hunter (not a sailing movie, but a Norwegian one, so it's been
approved on that basis by the captain).

Happy almost mid-summer from Sailing the Farm!

Pictures:
a: happy gang of boatbuilders.
b: sails are ready.
c: welding lady
d: playing guitar in pyjamas.
e: the girls dragging the engine onboard.

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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 02 aug 2015 08:49 #648264

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Newsletter late July 2015

Dear all

The bees are busy and so are we. We're hoping to move the boat to the
water this year so it's all go, go, go our boat-building farm these
days. The engine has made it to its final resting place!
Hallelujah. Hopefully we won't have to use it all that much, but its
installation marks a big step in the project.

The rudder is taking shape and looking fantastic thanks to our Welsh
volunteer, Our Hong Kong volunteer has returned for another
boat-building stint, this time with her Swedish boyfriend in tow – a
chef by profession so as well as contributing to the boat-building,
he's been keeping us well-fed with delicious lunches on the porch.

The farm itself has been neglected a little this summer in favour of
the great big aluminum monster in the boat-shed, but we have been
enjoying lots of nettle-based dishes (it helps to have a professional
chef around!).

The volunteers took a well-deserved break from boat-building last
month and went on a road-trip to Galdhopiggen, the highest peak in
Scandinavia. The sun shone for the entire trip (and pretty much hasn't
been seen since) and left some of the fairer-skinned crew completely
sunburned. Highlights included an ice cave, a moose sighting and
unbelievable sunsets across the huge Norwegian sky.

Now that the sea is in our sights, we've started hand-painting guest
flags on the evenings and weekends.

Our latest favourite sailing movie is the questionable masterpiece
that is Waterworld. It's given us lots of ideas for modifications for
our boat.

We've named the boat! Thank you all for your suggestions. After a lot
of thought we decided to go for Sailing the Farm. It sounds a little
bonkers to native English speakers, but that's kind of why we love it!
We've cut out the letters in aluminium and they are due to be welded
in very soon.

We are still on the hunt for volunteers - particularly those with
sailing experience - and especially those who've worked on gaff rigs
before.

Exciting times, and even more exciting times to come. Thank you all
for your support, it's been a long time coming, but the end is in
sight!

Pictures of the month.

- Making letters for the boat.
- chinese weekend visit. checking the boat project.
- Welding lady making more boxes for the deck. Need endless amount of storage.
- Guest flag production. This is the welsh one.
- Rudder is getting installed.

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Love from Sailing the Farm
- A seagypsy tribe of tomorrow.
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 10 okt 2015 07:07 #670990

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Sailing the Farm late september 2015

Hi everyone!

Another productive month and our boat hopefully soon to be in water.

Farm news:

The bee-seeason is finished for this year, each hive have got around
20 kg, so now they are ready to have their well-deserved winter
holiday for next 7 months. The potatoes is still in the soil, but we
will harvest them pretty soon.

Boat News.

Still some days delays with the shipment of the boat to Oslo.
The engine is ready to start soon. we just need a little work with the
dry exhaust. Else it looks really good.

All welding work outside the hull is finished. We will paint the
underwater part of the boat with expoxy primer this week. Then start
to tear down the boatshed. Soon our metal-lady will see the sun for
the first time.

We still look for potential crew for the first leg of sailing,
especially if you have good knowledge of gaff-rig adjustment and
sailing, we would love to hear from you. Also look for some last
minute volunters to help clean up the farm for the winter. Please
contact us if you have some spare time in october.

Pictures of the month:

a: Flagmaking lady working on even more guestflags. Still a little
work until we have them all.
b: engine is in and wired up. Just need some work on the exhaust part
before its ready to push us up Amazon river and beyond.
c: welding lady at work.
d: making wooden box for binocular.
e: welding up the locking mechanism of the main-hatch

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Love from Sailing the farm
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 06 nov 2015 17:51 #679775

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we are floating


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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 06 nov 2015 18:14 #679781

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Congratulations! Nice photos by the way.
Dufour 405 GL

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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 18 nov 2015 20:00 #683245

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floating.
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 18 nov 2015 20:12 #683248

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Goes with only 1 word!

1 from me:

Respect!
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 18 nov 2015 23:09 #683296

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Very impressive. Congratulations!
Timo
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 19 nov 2015 07:52 #683316

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Wow, Lin,

I am seriously impressed!

Respect!
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 19 nov 2015 09:27 #683347

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Congratulations, she looks very nice!
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 12 juni 2016 14:21 #744434

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soon ready to go south
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 12 juni 2016 16:15 #744471

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Nice picher, of a golden boat. :)
Have a save trip south.
Ik Vergeetachtig? Kan me niet herinneren dat ik ooit iets vergeten ben.
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 13 juni 2016 16:16 #744897

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Hi
Thanks for keeping us informed. Finally!, great job done! Please keep us informed about your voyage and destination.
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 18 juni 2016 19:47 #746219

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boomsprit and some added woodshit just for the looks.
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 20 aug 2016 20:38 #760831

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Sailing the farm is her way south from norway to Scotland and beyond, if you want to join please contact us: Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 09 sept 2016 19:05 #766565

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Newsletter Sailing the Farm september.

Dear All

Short update.

We plan to leave for Inverness in Scotland soon. After our journey to
Denmark and back the list of to-do stuff on the boat is getting
smaller by day.

Its still space on board along coast of Europe, across to South
America and onwards if you want to join us! Just send an email to
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your chickes, cats, kids and seadogs are welcome to join!

Things on todo last couple of weeks.

- The deck was way too slippery. We mixed in sandblasting sand and
sticky paint. It looks good sofar. hopefully it will stop us from
sliding off the boat.

- Our rope chewing rig has been tamed. She was eating ropes like
spaghetti. The journey to Inverness will tell if her meny still
contains tasty poly-ropes.

- Paddle for Monitor Windwave broke straight off. Can be found on 400
meters deep in Kattegat. New one has been ordered. will be replaced
in UK or further south.

- Electronic charts have been installed. it will be two separate
system: one with Navionics on tablets (with a spare tablet hiding in
the pressure cooker) + open CPN. Then we have a few thousand paper
charts if everything else fails.

- AIS transponder is onboard: You can follow "SAILING THE FARM" on
marinetraffic.com or similar places which receive AIS signals and post
them on internet. Far offshore we are using HAM-radio to transmit
position. (different link will be posted later when have been testing
this) (I think it will be this:
services.wlw.winlink.org/maps/positionreports.aspx…)

- For those shortwave radio heads out there: We are transmitting for
the first time!! We can now communicate far offshore. Plan is to have
a regular radio schedule with our friends and family back on land. You
can tune and listen or talk to us soon. We will keep you updated which
trasmitting frequency we are sending on. (system is Yaesu FT-897 with
FC-40 tuner, 6 meter fishing pole on the aft rail and
winlink/rms-express for receiving weatherfax/grib-files and
sending/receiving email). We are really grateful for help from the
local HAM-radio club in Kristiansand, Norway. This stuff is pretty
complictated - but fun.

Wish us fair winds and following seas.

love from Sailing the Farm

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Great results! How did the ship behave at sea? Was everything as expected (besides the issues you already mentioned) like heel, steering, handling of the sails and leeway? In short, is Sailing The Farm a good sailboat?
Timo
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 26 dec 2016 12:03 #794721

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merry christmas. soon ready to cross atlantic. want to join us?
(in tenerife ready to cross to brazil or west indies.





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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 02 jan 2017 06:38 #796357

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Newsletter January 2017

Dear all,

As we enter 2017 sailing the farm wants to wish all our friends a
sincerely happy new year.

2016 was a big change for our project- it was the year of sailing, not
just boatbuilding and farming.

Sofar we have sailed more than 2000 nautical miles from Oslo to the
Canary Islands.

been more than 30 pepole onboard in 2016. Hailed from all over the
world. It has been a joy to sail with all of you and we hope to see
some of you salty crew back for more fun and seasickness in 2017 :-)

We are slowly starting to know this metal lady and she seems more
happy in stronger winds. Her fastest speed is 8.7 knots. She hates
headwind and doesent like tacking very much. (as matter of fact she
tacks like a pregnant whale on a bad day) floats like a duck in big
waves and feel extremely safe in rough weather.

For 2017 we hope to continue explore our fantastic planet, share and
learn new skills and also get scuba diving and compressor onboad to
explore our underwater world.

Our next big leg will be from Canary to South America or West Indies
then onwards into pacific. If you want to join please send us an
email. We always look for nice people staying long term onboard to run
the project forward.

And again, we wish you all fair winds and happy 2017.

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love from
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A seagypsy tribe of tomorrow
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sailing the farm - a seagypsy tribe of tomorrow. 20 apr 2017 10:54 #827850

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We are now in Salvador Brazil on 12 degrees south after 21 days of pleasant crossing from cape verde.

As on old sailing ship crossing equator line Neptune came onboard to baptist the crew, thankfully she didn't use tar and feather as in old days so it was pretty easy to clean off the barber foam, then they was eligible to have a anchor tattoo with name of their loved ones. Some had problem remember their boyfriends name for a second it seems :)
Rest of journey from 0 degree to 12 degrees south was with a couple of days of calm weather until we hit the easterly wind on the south side and then straight for Salvador.
Salvador was discovered in 1501 and soon became the main trade route for Portugal and a slave trade port. I'm curious the route they sailed empty back to Africa to get more slaves. Going straight east is hard so they might go south to catch the westerly wind down there. Portugal had some 30.000 voyages shipping more than 4.5 million slaves between Africa and Brazil.

Anyway our plan is going south into colder climate again. Hopefully all way down the south American continent before we have to decide if we want to explore African side or west side of south America (if wind and weather permits) .

If you want to join please send us an email.


Love
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A Seagypsy Tribe of Tomorrow
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