On my way up to the north of Germany, I made a stop in the french Vosges. I visit a friend who is taking care of the goats for a week on a Woof farm. It is a beautiful landscape here and great for a relaxing time. On Woof farms there is always something to do and to support the people that live there. Usually you work some hours a day and get food and bed in exchange. Me I help by doing some cooking and cleaning.
The farm is very old around 16oo something. There are a lot of animals living here, goats, sheep, chicken that have little ones and also the peakocks have little ones….horses and other. They make goatcheese and grow vegetables for their own requirement. Even though the farm is alone in the countryside and it could be lonely, it is not, as there are always coming visitors, friends or Woofers. So it is very interesting to exchange and meet people from all over the world.
One thing that was very fascinating to me is the sink in the kitchen, very old and made of stone. The water runs down in a pipe outside the house and the chicken and geese pick out the food they find there in the wastewater running down. It gives me a feeling out of time and space. A time when life was different without machines….and I wish whenever I have a house to build a similar sink.
In the night you can hear the crickets and sometimes the call of the peacock. The call is a very special and beautiful sound. If you want to hear what it sounds like there is a link here.It is the call of the male peacock. HIER you can listen to it : http://www.soundarchiv.com in the Soundarchiv, there are all kind of sounds to listen to! I like that!