Flowers and vegetables in the garden
There are many things that are good about house sitting for others. We have written earlier about how little we’ve payed for our accomodation over the first ten months without a home.
Ready for morning ride
There are numerous other cool, fun, nice, tasty and friendly reasons why we like house sitting for others. Right now we stay at a small farm with lots of fresh food that we’re allowed to eat while we take care of the place and all of the animals.
Sure, it’s just so much one can eat, but to get to harvest all of these wonderful things is lots of fun, and makes the watering, care and weeding all the better.
On the down side, we found traces from a mouse earlier today – not our favourites… But, a dip in the pool usually puts a smile on our faces!
Pool with a view
And the horses, cats, chickens and sheep are a real treat for us animal lovers!
Anders view from this morning
Wivan is practicing for her future as a cow girl, riding on a horse and having one extra by the hand.
Happy horse after a mud roll
Today is one of our “watering days”, when bushes and hedges need to be watered. So, there are things to do every day, small tasks like feeding animals, harvesting and taking care of things around the house.
What we find though, is that those little things usually are fun and that we like to help other people.
We learn new things, just by those daily assignments, and appreciate the possibility we have to try out different ways of living. Along the way we have also gotten to know amazing people, friends for life, and seen places we would never have visited otherwise.
Fresh walnuts from the trees
It still is amazing to us to follow the weather here in southern France, compared to where we used to live. Here it’s still possible to plant fresh salads and count on their survival without cover. And when we water it now, we know our hosts will benefit from it several months ahead.
The salad that will be served in November
So, there are many up-sides to house- and pet sitting in different places, and as Anders realized earlier today – this is rather different from a Tuesday in the office!
Anders and Wivan