Bid Adieu to a Monotonous Life with a Chilled out Weekend Farm Stay
Tired of the week-long typing assignments and long hours of talk over the calls for a business proposal? Well, there are easy escape routes from the regular monotony of the life. While some love to book tickets to their nearest cinema halls, there are handful of others who explore new ways to spice up life. Farm-stay vacations on weekends are garnering cool reviews from the weekend agriculturists and milkmaids who are otherwise top-notch techno geeks for the rest of the week.
Offbeat holiday plans sprouting from the farm-stay family vacation package offer therapeutic relief from the ruffling routine work life. What to do on a farm! Here are some cool activities that working farm vacationers love to venture into.
Trek through the pastures and forest trails
Pack on your hiker’s bag and leave on the day long trekking expedition with hundreds of sheeps, goats and their calves. Guided by only a loyal village dog, explore the thorny and rocky trails of graze land. For breaks, you can halt and sleep under the shady Indian Banyan tree and the Peepal. Snack on the forest fruits and natural honey, extracted by the locals.
Don’t leave the Farm-stay vacation without getting your hands smitten by the dripping honey collected from fresh combs. A few bites here and there are medallions for you… at least that’s how passionate nature-lovers would hide away their pain!
Build your own canals and dams
It is raining and nothing on the planet is saner than harvesting the rain water for productive use. Learn how to make to wells, canals and community ponds in a day’s stay at the farm. From building 20-feet wells to ploughing the field for canal directions, you can take away the skills into your urban life to boost your career as a city planner too!
Make your beds and pillows
Give your ego a push by learning the art of bed weaving and furniture making. Without using any power tool or electric gadget, you can still carve out a beautiful charpoy for your family! Stitch a comfortable mattress made of hay sticks and twigs. For your restless head, there is always a comfy cotton pillow awaiting your attention. Only thing—you got to stitch it yourself…
Bullock cart racing
Try the ultimate off-roading race, indigenous to Indian villages. Assemble your own bullock cart, and pair up your bulls for a challenge from the villagers. From learning about cart racing to maneuvering the bulls for a turn, it takes just a few minutes to realize what it takes to reign a beast with you on wheels.
No traffic rule to bog you down. No pedestrian to honk against… Pure racing, minus the safety belts.
When it’s dark, lit your creative heads
Nobody embraces the dark anymore! And that’s sad actually for all those nostalgia and haunting associated with the moonless starry nights. Relive the dark days of your childhood at farm stay cottages lit only by fireflies and staring eyes of the animals. Once the candle burns out, it’s just you and the ideas.
Churn magical ideas of your now-free heads. Give your ‘mind, body and soul’ the much required break from the jam packed work routine. Monotony kills more ideas than reality. Rush for a break at farms and experience a new lease of life with challenging activities ranging from collecting cow dungs to laying bricks without anyone raking their deadlines on you.