We would like to thank Pauline and Arthur our French wwoofers for there help at Emu Ridge. We really appreciate our wwoofers and miss each and every one of them when they go.
Pauline and Arthurs home was an old School bus that Larry started renovating, with tough times for us we also lived in this bus for 2 years! They had a lovely visitor on there first night a little bat that scared them half to death!! But they stayed.
Arthur was great on the mop, bottling oil and a wiz in the kitchen.
Pauline enjoyed helping with gift packs, decorating pots, making pot pourri and lots more.
Enjoy your travels. Larry, Bev and staff
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(Willing Workers on Organic Farms)
Exchange your work for your keep
All meals and accommodation
Learn about Australia culturally
4-6 hours voluntary work
Leave the tourist trail
A great way to learn
The WWOOF Book or WWOOF App is included in your membership and provides contact details for over 2,600 hosts throughout Australia. Around 270 of these are Certified Organic and approximately 2,000 are traditional farms using organic practices.
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Gideon Captures the Milky Way at Emu Ridge
Gideon, from Israel, is Wwoofing with us at the moment and has been a great help. He has quite a talent behind the camera. Thanks for sharing these awesome nights shots of Emu Ridge! Certainly a different perspective of our place. We love them! If you would like to see the Facebook album of his night time shots, please click here.
The night sky is disappearing before our eyes. The thousands of stars once visible to the naked eye are now obscured by the glare of industrial light and the haze of pollution, the Milky Way is now rarely seen. The Milky Way used to be a part of everyone’s life experience. We are amazed when visitors start taking pics of our night skies in awe of our beautiful stars and say it is something that they have never seen before!
Wwoofers like Gideon have always been a big part of our lives here at Emu Ridge. We have met so many wonderful travellers through our doors, friendships that will last forever 🙂
Photo courtesy of Gideon Shinaar
What is the Milky Way?
The spiral galaxy that contains our solar system. Made up of an estimated two hundred billion stars or more, it is seen from Earth as an irregular band of hazy light across the night sky. The solar system is located in one of the revolving spiral arms, about 50 light-years north of the galactic plane and some 27,700 light-years from the galaxy’s center, which lies in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius. It takes approximately 250 million years for the solar system to orbit the galactic center, which is believed to contain a massive black hole. The Milky Way measures about 100,000 light-years in diameter and is the second largest galaxy, after the Andromeda Galaxy, in the cluster known as the Local Group. See also spiral galaxy.
Farewell to Jun & Gaeton
We say farewell to our Frenchies Jun & Gaeton, they were around for lots of changes at Emu Ridge in the last 3 months. Kitchen extensions nearly complete, lots of building painting and tiling as well as so much more, painting of our little house that we have now moved into, yay! Thanks so much you have been a pleasure to have hope your enjoying your travels in Aussie land. A farewell BBQ and a sneak peak at the new kitchen.
If you would like to see more pictures, go to our Facebook link here.
A little late we have been very busy! We thank Josefine and Lukas for all their help while with us for the last few months. Lukas was an expert with his camera, photography and his computer, thanks to him we have a fantastic updated online shop 🙂 He also enjoyed the customers and working in the bar plus lots more. Josefine was a great help and knows how to admin websites, she was great at decorating our souvenirs, serving and much much more, I miss her beautiful voice and playing the piano, happy travels x x
Lukas has a blog and Facebook page amazing young talent please use the links to have a look (click highlighted text).