This is my first time to join WWOOF; I was very excited about it and got a little bit nervous when I got ready to come from Taiwan to here. The best plan was which I can stay in Taiyo Bokujo.
I will always remember that the milking cows were so huge when I saw them on my first working day. I didn’t know how to approach them at the beginning since I thought they might hurt me. Actually they won’t. I had not had a chance to be with animals or even dogs in Taiwan, which is why I was scared. After staying with them longer, I found how adorable and friendly these cows and Cinnamon are. I have enjoyed taking care of and playing with them very much. It always had interesting things happened here, like a cow escaped and I run after her. Therefore I don’t feel tired at all.
At free time, I tried to make some desserts or special cuisine and Katsu san always helped us to find out the tools… I also like to see Katsu san make desserts and he is glad to share his recipes to me, such as delicious jams, ice cream and yogurt…
In fact, I always expected to eat bread with Katsu’s jam for breakfast everyday.
They are all so yummy. Then if the weather is nice, I will ride the bicycle which Katsu san lent me. Here is suitable for biking and adventure somewhere.
I also appreciated Katsu san very much even if we didn’t talk much. I have realized more about him from my sister and WWOOFer’s notebooks. I felt he always treated WWOOFers as his family and was glad to share everything to us. The thing which makes me most impressed is that I always can hear his laugh, which sounds very loud and natural, haw haw haw… Recently, every day had new issues, which made you become very busy, such as cows’ sickness, something wrong with the milking machine, new baby cows… However you were still optimistic as usual. You are a good weather person like the sun, and you affect everyone who comes here. They get happy easily. I am really grateful for living and staying here.
Thank you for giving me the great memory of Taiyo Bokujo. I will miss you, Cinnamon and the cows. Please take care!