I have recently been on our annual girls sewing retreat for a week and this year we spent our time at Bentwood Olive Grove in Greenough near Geraldton.
Beth and her husband Richard have planted about 3000 olive trees, rebuilt the ruin as a homestead for themselves and separate guest accommodation has been restored and extended using the rammed earth building method.
The homestead – before and after.
The accommodation and surrounds were very peaceful.
I’m not sure what I should show you first – the sewing or the food.
OK, lets do the sewing first. Here are some of our efforts for the week and photos of the girls hard at work.
And now for the food and the WWOOF’ers.
We were very lucky to have all our evening meals included for the week. As Beth was away for the first 4 days we had the service of Thibaut, a French chef working in Australia at the moment. What a bonus for us as you will see from the food below. He was so generous with his knowledge and such a lovely guy. Thanks Thibaut.
The four ladies, also from France, are in Australia working as WWOOF’ers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms). Back in France Manon has a sales role in communications, Florine is studying architecture, Aurore is a nurse, and Chanel makes prosthesis. Such lovely girls – we really enjoyed our interaction with them. Good luck girls for the rest of your stay in Australia!
Just some of the fantastic food!
And thanks Beth….we will be back next year.