It was the first time I flew. Fortunately, our plane was smaller than the others. I don’t know why, but it was reassuring. Our first anxiety was the weight of our luggage: we didn’t want to pay more because it was too heavy. But there were no problem with it, we were clearly below the allowed threshold. After customs, where Matthieu my fiancé had had to quit his shoes because therewas iron on it, we have waited before the departure. A bit stressful, but it was ok. When stewardess arrived, the fiction became reality. We sat down in the plane and waited. After the famous “How to survive when you’re going to die”, the plane began to roll on the airstrip. Roissy Charles De Gaulle is such a big airport that we had to wait after three planes to take off. And finally, it arrived.The plane stopped and suddenly accelerated so speedily that everybody was pinned against his seat. Afterwards, the plane quitted the soil and we were in the air. And we felt it. It was like in a funfair: every time it changed its tilt, our stomach was disturbed. I was near the window and I was looking the sky. So beautiful! But I realized, too late, that I felt more the oscillations of the planethan if I looked in front of me.
Finally, after a few minutes of roller coaster, there was no problem during the fly. The landing was very calm and, even if I had a headache, this first fly was not so bad!
We were in our first family. One of our jobs was to clean parts of the property. In that case, there was grass, people had put fence on the grass and at that time, and grass hadcovered the fences. So, we had to extract fences retained by grass. It was very difficult to extract fences from the grass because grass is not so easy to cut.
We were working, when suddenly we saw something moving in the netting: a frog. Her head was in a hole and she was choking. Immediately, my boyfriend went to find a cutting plier to cut the netting. Then, we try to slide the clamp betweenthe head of the frog and the netting but her head was inflating and she was dying. All of sudden, she stopped to move: we thought that she was dead but we always tried to cut the string. We didn’t want to hurt her. We pushed her to see if she was still alive. She was! Finally we managed to cut the fence and it allowed her to escape.
The morale of this story is very strange because we have mademany efforts and had persevered even if we thought she was dead. And finally, we have saved her. But, when she regained her freedom, the first thing she has made was to go again in the fences where, five minutes before, she almost died!
Our second family had 8 goats: two boys and six girls including two babies. At the end of the first week, one of the goats, Anny, was in heat. Oneof the boys was castrated and the other too young to have her. So, there was no problem of any sort.
But, on the evening, something weird happened: from the forest, appeared two billy goats, huge, hairy and determined. They jumped over the fence, the electric fence, to join the goats. First, our hosts were very surprised and amazed because the billy goats were very beautiful, but after a while,it became painful. Indeed, after surprise and meeting, fields were a place of small panic. The billy goats wanted to make love with Anny but she was hesitating, and our hosts’ males were very protective and didn’t want them to disturb their flock. Reinoud, one of our hosts, was pleased because he wanted to have babies from goats but he would have to find a male. Now, with these two, freely, hecould have babies. But Anya, his wife, was not so pleased. She was scare for her goats, and didn’t want to keep wild billy goats at home.
After feeding the goats, we managed, with our hosts, to drive these presumptuous males out.
When we woke up next morning, they were still here and pleased to see our goats again.
It was during the first week-end. When we leave our family, two weeks later,...