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Fisherwoman Sonia

Среда, Октябрь 26th, 2011
The Baraboy Homestead The Baraboy Homestead is an excellent option for hosting corporate parties, panels, workshops and other major events against the beautiful backdrop of Ukrainian nature. The Homestead is located on the shore of the unique Baraboy river, 25 km southern of Odessa.

   I am a couch potato to a certain extent, but I do enjoy going out as much as the next man. If invited to a party, I would promptly leave my easy chair, turn off the PC and go for it. I get anxious whenever there’s something interesting going on and I’m not there to see it. Moreover, my intuition has gotten self-aware over the years and signals me to get out whenever it ‘feels right’. Besides, and I know this for a fact, the most interesting of things tend to take place in the neighbourhood rather than inside your comfy flat.

   That time I was headed for Baraboy, a little village south of Odessa, famous for its eponymous river and many ponds perfectly suited for fishing and vacationing. I myself was there once before as a student and partook in various fishing activities of which I since remembered fondly. Thus, I had very little hope of any sort of surprise Baraboy might hold for me; yet something kept telling me that I was wrong. After all, there should’ve been a reason why I was going there.

   After a gentle turn, the car left the ‘Gribovka’ sign far behind and made a leap for the final destination. Twenty five years ago Baraboy was nothing but crop fields. I had a suspicion that something might’ve changed since then but I had no idea that the changes would’ve affected the river, too. The deserted beach now hosted a vast homestead with kempt alleys, a swimming pool, and a few hunting lodges peering out intriguingly out of their green shade.
Soon after settling in, I decided to take a walk in the area. I made a quite interesting discover near the dam: there was reed as far as I could see with a scarecrow guarding sunflower and millcake on the shore – everything kept for the small fry. «I say!» — I gasped. — «They manage to actually feed the fish before they catch it.»

   The night was young. The water lilies were glistening in the shadow of the dam, the birds were flying high in the evening sky, and the reed was drawing strange shadows on the water hyaline which were sometimes distorted by a passing fish. I was strolling on the dam and admiring the view of the homestead: the pier became the natural extension of the beach with the main building dominating the scenery. The hunting lodges added some new colours to the beach pallet, as did the ostrich aviaries nearby. I went there, and noticed some rabbit cages on the right side. The big white-furred mother was feeding her bunnies, encouraging the most needy one by gently biting its belly. There was a cage on the left side as well with a certain someone kept inside. This someone stopped its routine, jerked its head few times as if saying ‘hello’ and began examining me closely. «Sonya, — I remembered from what the owners told me about the rescued little otter, — «I have to say, young lady, you grew up into a very pretty otter.»

«What do you have in mind, stranger?» — Sonya asked.

«Don’t know yet. I just got here.»

«Are you going to scare away all my fish?»

   «I would never,» — I reassured her and tried to stroke her head. She seemed to have liked that and proceeded to stand on her feet, stretching her neck towards me. That’s when the strong smell of fish stroke me – now I knew why Sonya was so worried about me scaring off her prey. I tried to scratch her belly but I didn’t hear any purring in return. «Wrong species,» I thought. I thought a little more, but nothing good came out. I wasn’t too keen on zoology. «It is definitely not a cat. It can swim, for one thing.» Sonya nodded, agreeing.

   Later that night the owners told me Sonya’s story.

— Found her last year, she was washed away on the shore. We thought it was a puppy.

— She’s mustelids family! — I exclaimed, finally renembering.

— Exactly. So we saved her, nursed her, and now she’s living with us.

— In a cage, — I added.

— There’s no other way, our neighbours breed chickens, and she might want some on her table. There’s that. And yet she’s out every night, fishing. Comes home with a fish in her mouth and shares with us, always.

— Oh come on! You’re practically breeding fish here, it’s no task for an otter, let alone everybody with a rod!

— «Everybody» gets their fish in a supermarket; fishing ain’t that easy.

— Stuff and nonsense! Grab some bait, take a rod, and you’ve got your hands busy for a long time.

— It’s a deal. Here’s your rod, grab the bait, the shore’s over there. Think you’re lucky enough?

— You bet I am!

   So I spent the night in a folding chair with a rod in my hand. Unfortunately, the Duck à la Baraboy proved to be a fine soporific as I nodded off halfway into my fishing course only to be woken up several hours later by a hullabaloo of cheering voices:

— How did you manage to catch that many?!
At my feet there were plenty of fish of all shapes and sizes.

— How? Well, they jumped right in.

   I didn’t want to disclose any information on the subject. After all, I could’ve fallen asleep after I had caught enough fish for the night, who knows? Besides, my hands were pretty stiff.

— Are you taking those with you?

— No, I’ll give them to Sonya. It’s not fair for her to make her living on her own.

   Sonya refused my treat with a snort. But then she finally winked and gave me the look, «Come some other time!»

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почтаklevoe-mesto@baraboy.com.ua

Ukraine, Odessa,25th km Ovidiopol Road, st. Polevaya, 27
«Baraboyskaya Estate»

The Baraboy ostrich gave birth to four chicks

Среда, Октябрь 26th, 2011
The Baraboy Homestead The Baraboy Homestead is an excellent option for hosting corporate parties, panels, workshops and other major events against the beautiful backdrop of Ukrainian nature. The Homestead is located on the shore of the unique Baraboy river, 25 km southern of Odessa. Read in Russian …

   The Baraboy village is a celebrated destination for pro-fishermen and amateurs alike, noted for the variety of holiday and sporting activities it offers. Although the village is primarily concerned with hosting fishing championships, the Baraboy Homestead is also a perfect holiday option for families since children find it quite astonishing, too.

   Last month the Baraboy Homestead saw an addition to its very own family of ostriches – four such additions, to be exact. And while the more recent ones are protected from harm inside the hatcher, the other two are free to roam the Homestead, although still limited to the constraints of their separate aviaries. The chicks are kept away from their parents amid safety concerns.

   And so, while parents are busy enjoying their share of the Baraboy fishing, children might bond with nature in their own way. There are always rabbits to feed, and Sonya the Otter to admire. Sonya first came to the Homestead when she was sick and little. The Homestead owners saved her, and she has since become everyone’s favourite pet. Finally, there are ostriches, magnificent grown birds as well as their adorable little chicks kept in a separate aviary. And after the day full of activities, there’ll be a plate of hot fish broth for everyone. Bon appétit, and have a great holiday!


Rest in Baraboy year round

почтаklevoe-mesto@baraboy.com.ua

Ukraine, Odessa,25th km Ovidiopol Road, st. Polevaya, 27
«Baraboyskaya Estate»

Corporate events in the Baraboy

Среда, Октябрь 26th, 2011
The Baraboy Homestead The Baraboy Homestead is an excellent option for hosting corporate parties, panels, workshops and other major events against the beautiful backdrop of Ukrainian nature. The Homestead is located on the shore of the unique Baraboy river, 25 km southern of Odessa. Read in Russian …

   You will have a multi-purpose hall at your full disposal which can serve both as banquet room or conference room. Bar is also available, and the Baraboy Homestead terrace is perfect for breaks and recreation. There is a swimming pool for the uninitiated, but the connoisseurs will surely appreciate a dive in the Baraboy river or an evening row.

   Rooms available: single, standart, suites. The rooms keep up with the European standarts of hotelwork and ensure comfort and effective service. The Baraboy cuisine is famous for its touch and boasts some of the most exceptional dishes out there, one of them being Duck à la Baraboy. Those looking for some real action might want to stay in authentic hunting lodges equiped with genuine fireplaces and located just some 10 meters away from the main Homestead.

   And in order to make your experience full and complete, you might want to try your like with a fishing rod on the shore of the Baraboy reservoir. You are certain to find out that your local supermarket is not the only habitat of the big fish — you may as well catch it yourself, right here, right now; a little practice is all it takes.

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Rest in Baraboy year round

почтаklevoe-mesto@baraboy.com.ua

Ukraine, Odessa,25th km Ovidiopol Road, st. Polevaya, 27
«Baraboyskaya Estate»

Autumn. Fishing on the predatory fish

Среда, Октябрь 19th, 2011

“Late autumn brings hungry pikes and zanders.”
A fishing portent Baraboy

   There’s no stopping autumn from spreading its reign, and the Indian summer is almost gone. Stubbornly, the leaves are still present and evergreen against all the odds, although each morning leaves them insecure and wondering whether this is for long. Soon enough they will dance their final dance with the turbulent winds of autumn, and will be laid to rest on the hyaline of the many ponds and rivers of Odessa.

   Patient carp-lovers are still busy occupying the shores, but they are quite aware of their time being limited. The pike and the zander eagerly anticipate the coming cold and start the biting. Intuition tells them of the change of season, and naively they eat everything that comes their way, thus hoping to survive the winter.

   Eager carnivore fishers begin packing their gear and google fishing forums on the web, asking for the carp fishers to leave the Baraboy for good; the Baraboy river being the most accessible Odessa spot for fishing in autumn.

   The time for a carnivore? It definitely is, and no doubt about it!


Rest in Baraboy year round

почтаklevoe-mesto@baraboy.com.ua

Ukraine, Odessa,25th km Ovidiopol Road, st. Polevaya, 27
«Baraboyskaya Estate»

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