A Relaxing & Peaceful Christmas Stay In Burradoo with 8 Chickens – NSW – 22nd Dec to 27th Dec 2019

We had started to organise our New South Wales sits mid July and in August the owners accepted us for this sit. We were able to visit prior to the sit starting and pick up keys and information regarding the home, chickens & gardens. To our delight we also found out that we would have a family of kookaburras visit each afternoon for some food and water.

During our stay we enjoyed fresh eggs daily and also any of the beautiful vegetables that were ready to pick. Because of the ongoing drought that these areas are experiencing everything is so dry and brown. There are strict water restrictions and any watering that we did was by watering can only and the grey water from showers & washing. It was sad to see as the owners have beautiful gardens both ornamental and vegetable and are having to let some things go.

Here, we also were using the Fires Near Me App as there was a threat that the fires could easily reach this area. We had constant smoke haze in the sky for our stay. Thankfully for us we didn’t experience anything further but believe that the fires did come close to the whole Bowral/Burradoo area.

Responsibilities Included:

Water & Feed Chickens & Collect Eggs

Security/Mail Collection

Water Indoor & Outdoor Plants

Feed & Top Up Water for All The Birds