This is my 4th WWOOFer’s life in Japan. Although I worked in daily farm in Noto before, Taiyobokujo provided me a brand new experience !!!
Undoubtedly, the work here is hard (long working hours + unstable working hours and content + need to prepare for the meals). In the day of making milk jam, 1am to go to sleep is a must … However, there were lots of fun as a WWOOFer here I believed.
\nFirst, I learned lots of knowledge about cow and skills working for cow. Thanks for Katsu San keep patient of teaching me so much !!! Even though some of the tasks was similar to Noto’s host, I had more time to face with the cow. I really like grazing (but field No.6 is really far away …), feeding the baby cow and riding on them. ^&^
Second, I enjoyed so much about preparing meals with other WWOOFers actually. It was full of fun and was a new experience for me! In fact, I did not know how to cook and have never cooked before, however, after these two weeks “training”, I think I could cook the basic meals already ^0^
In the holiday, I tried to ride a bicycle to 滝上公園. This was the 3rd time to ride bicycle in my life only. I was super worried before, especially that I knew I needed to ride on the road. I did not imagined that I could ride over 30km … and I did it finally ! It was a wonderful moment to enjoy the beautiful views during the process ! However, I lost my way totally and Katsu San was worried about me and thus drove around to find me. Finally, he took up the one using Google map to confirm his location at night. It was really a touching moment for me !!!
The most impressed me in these two weeks was the night of mother cow gave birth. In fact, I was full of fantasy about daily farm because of the Japanese drama “牛に願いを Love&Farm”. It is one of the reasons why I chose this farm. Luckily, I met the period of the mother cow gave birth. However, I missed the process (I only saw the baby cow sat on the floor when I arrived). The only thing I saw was Katsu San separated the mother cow and her baby strongly without any empathy. I was stocked about it. Even though Katsu San told me the reason of doing that, I still felt uncomfortable of it. It was too cruel.
Katsu is a nice and funny people. He not only can sleep everytime and everywhere, but also checks and updated the facebook often. Besides, he always played a joke on my poor English … 0_o But I think it is the reason why he was still full of energy !
It is a pity that I could not chat with Katsu directly often as my Japanese is not so good. Luckily, other WWOOFers helps to translate and let me have a better understanding of him and the daily farm. But actually, I found that Katsu’s English is OK ^^
I do believe that working at Taiyobokujo is a new, special and unique experience for me ! It not only provided me a chance to experience the work of daily farm, but also let me experience the lives in Japan. Thanks again to Katsu San to create so much wonderful experience for me (apart from the above mentioned, there were hot spring, Lavender and hanabi …) I will not forget the memories here and also the delicious milk jam too !!! Looking forward to meeting Katsu again in Hong Kong later, and I will help you to take more “CHOK” photo !!! ^0^
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ANTHONY from Hong Kong