Auberge de la Bruyere

18, Rue du Docteur-Barbanneau, Pouzauges, Pays de la Loire, 85700 , France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pouzauges

This is the end

A travel blog entry by mattd7

2

So we finally finished our last Workaway we are doing in France. It was quite a simple week really, with lots of odd jobs such as cleaning out the barn, cutting down some brambles...again. I used a strimmer to cut the grass and some weeds so I think one more power tool and I'm officially a real man! This week we also saw the ram that was here, (Beavis) killed and then skinned ready to be butchered. It was quite an experience to see it ...

The final countdown

A travel blog entry by mattd7

8

Only 5 working days left in France and looking forward to it ending. I have loved the experiences so far and the people I have met along the way but France is not for me. There is just nothing to do, so it's great if you want to do nothing and stare at some fields and trees all day, or a cathedral or two as they aren't bloody short of them! Everything stops and closes down for lunch so if you ...

...Like a headless chicken

A travel blog entry by mattd7

2

... got a lot done. Jobs included trimming down a couple trees which just get fed to the pigs and goats and then we had to clear some more brambles, but this was a very small amount compared to previous workaways and Pete did most of it with a hedge cutter. After lunch they said we could watch a chicken be 'dispatched' as they call it, and we could have a go at plucking it if we wanted, as we had made a point that we wanted to learn new skills that ...

Gourmet anyone?

A travel blog entry by fran_c

9

... and Steve and Jane (our hosts) would have to chase them away so that the did not near the chicken coop. We had biscuit breaks and lunches which were mostly baguettes, pate, cheeses, ham and home made tomato chutney. We would then continue our days work till the job was finished and call it a day. Some other jobs or rainy days included deseeding pea pods and laying mushrooms out to dry.

I helped Jane make cottage cheese from goats ...

Self sustained

A travel blog entry by mattd7

3

... The car was left hand drive and had a stick gear coming out the front rather than the bottom which took some getting used to but I was fine with it after a few minutes. We drove down to La Rochelle for the day and walked around, had lunch in the gardens, saw the beach then drove home. The plan at the moment is to stay here for hopefully couple weeks and find another Workaway in France to keep us going until coming home for Christmas. Holland proved too expensive for just a months ...

Location

This hotel, located on 18, Rue du Docteur-Barbanneau, Pouzauges, is near Eglise St-Ouen.
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