Dorin and Maria PARASCHIVGuest House Starchiojd

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Country life

The country life here is quite difficult. To make a living, each family must utilize the products of their own work in agriculture and cattle breeding.

But in the toil of hard work, they find the satisfaction of work well done. All produce is organically grown. Its wholesomeness is reflected in its quality and taste, something that is noticed by visitors to the village.

Everywhere in the village you can see free-range animals that exhibit, to the delight of visitors, particular behaviors. For example, the geese go to the river in the early morning and return home in the evening by themselves.

The cattle, on the other hand, are tended by a peasant as they go to pasture. Interestingly enough, they return alone in the evening by themselves, where the little calves await the milk!

Each family of Starchiojd cultivates the vegetable garden they own as well as breed their own animals. The tilling of the soil is done with horses or manually. It's not easy, but they appreciate the harvest, not only for the sustenance it offers, but for what it represents-hard work, sacrifice and family values.

Mircea is waiting for his master to unlock the door. He is satiated!

During the summer, children and adults gather the hay. It is the winter provision of food for the cattle!

At 82 years of age, he shows that he can cut a wagon of wood in a day, even though he has a major physical disability.

Our little farm

After Christmas, we sacrifice a pig. This ritual represents a special moment, since we had been fasting for 40 days before Christmas.


Dorin and Maria Paraschiv Guest House, Starchiojd village, Grui street, Prahova county, Romania

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