NOWRA

nowra

NOWRA

First of all, let’s know where exactly this little “town” ( village ) is. It is located South of Sydney. The train from Sydney city centre from Wyniard. Then it is a succession of 3 trains to finally arrive in Nowra station.

map nowra


Wwoofing in Australia to experience a farm life few weeks. This is the best way to discover the country side of Australia & be useful to the citizens. You can buy the book in Australia to make sure you are going on a good place to be a wwoofer. The book cost you AU$ 70, you will have a number & be able to communicate with all farms that interest you.

You will find all the information you need on this link ; wwoofing in Australia


 We went there as we found a farm family that we could help for a wwoofing experience. The family accepted to receive us for 2 weeks in their house in exchange of some work in the farm ; Eco garden, compost, weed & pruning… They had a young yard, fruit trees & a garden of vegetables. For the animal category ; 1 dog, 1 pony, 2 horses & some chickens. Kids category ; 3 boys completely crazy !!

DAY 1

Walk around the house to see their projects. Start some compost. Nothing better than making sandwiches with hay & poo. Lunch break, relaxing. Afternoon ; weed & plant some garlic. Meet a big lizard with a blue tongue.

DAY 2

Fresh morning to weed the garden, some of the rooted are quit stiff & hard. Then recover the garden with wet leaves. Lunch time. Start again to recover the culture perma. End of the day with some Netflix..

DAY 3

We go to help in an Art gallery… I mean this is what we were thinking we will do but we signed a paper as volunteer to … plug USB on charge. Finally we also help to clean the windows… Back home, lots of wind so we take the option to work in & clean the house.

DAY 4

Recovering the other half of the garden with wet leaves, weed, some compost in the hearth & plant some garlic. Lunch break. Finish to plant the garlic & compost. Dig up a plant of lemons & put them on the plantation. Evening baby sitting. We were thinking we will have a quiet night, no way. The baby screamed a long time & finally get back to sleep. Then it is one of the big boys who stands, turn on the light in their room & pee on his brother asleep !!!!!!! Both started to cry & finally manage to get them back to bed. The parents didn’t answer us of course !

DAY 5

Wake up & go for a bush walk next to “Ben’s river”. Back home for lunch. Then, raking & plant some lemon grass. Evening alone !

DAY 6 – 7

Woke up at 5.15am. Go with the mum to see 2 beaches, then decide that it is not a good day to surf…Finally go close to a cliff & walk along next to the sea. Back home, breakfast & have a long nap. We started our choreography at this point. We have our evening just with the dad. Sunday relax.

DAY 8

 Early morning to tidy up the house & let’s go gardening for a bit. Our routine is establish & we enjoyed. Lunch time for us, then we cut roses & make a pile of the branches. The days go by & the family is grateful for our help in the house. 

DAY 9

Morning routine & spread the ground over cardboard until she comes with a huge machine to do exactly the same but in a more efficient way. Lunch break & then keep going doing the same thing. End of the day, we prepare our self to go to a Pilates class with her. We’ve got our beautiful T-shirt “MEH” to make them all laugh before going. Was a great end of the day.

DAY 10 

Ritual & we put some hay by the top of our work yesterday. We walk around the house with her to know what we can do more ; Plant the strawberries in bigger pot, tear away plants from a side to plant them on a another place & water plants. t started to rain & hails !! Do some few stuff inside the house & then relax. 

DAY 11

Let’s have a compost morning ! Turn the compost & start a new one. Water some pieces of the garden, put some  straw in top of the garlic & mow the lawn. Then talked a lot to her about New Zealand as she is a Kiwi ! We then had a quiet night. Tomorrow will be our day Off so we are going with the family to Jervis Bay…

DAY 12

Lazy morning in bed & prepare everything to go to the bay. 40 mins from their place. First of all, we go to the “Light house ruins” ; An aborigine legend said that nobody came to live their as it was a cursed mountain. There were terrifying stories happen to who went to live there.. The viewpoint is a 180 degree, very windy. On the road to the beach, 2 wallabies crossed our road. We went to “Bristol Point”, a Paradise beach. White sand, turquoise water & dolphins to swim with !! We staid a little time before having to head back. When we get back, we made a wood fire & relax in front of it.

bristol point

DAY 13

A busy day as it s our 2 last days. We went that time in the animals side to spread seeds around a ground bounds. I took some photos for her of the bees side & I tried to be closer to the honeycombed of bees to catch some bringing pollen home. I draw caricatures of them on the wall in the kitchen for a surprise, that make them laugh. Then I say to them that we want to take a photo with them in the garden, she went in the bedroom & spent ages to prepare her self. We finished our choreography, finish to pack our backpack. Give them our present & prepare the Mojito preparation to make a surprise. We spent our last night with them. 

wwoofing

DAY 14

Our last morning around. We get ready & say goodbye to the dog, horses, kids & him as he is going to stay at the farm to work. Saying goodbye is never easy so do it fast & nice.

However, the end of our wwoofing adventure, we learned & experienced amazing things around them. I hope you enjoyed it & follow the link to see how you can also have an amazing experience as a wwoofer !! Next part of our trip, we went to Canberra

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