The household receives guests from April 1 to November 1. Announcement is required.
THIS HOUSEHOLD DOES NOT PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION SERVICES!
Traditional homemade dishes are made at the farm, from ingredients produced at the farm, the same one as for the household itself. Since there is no menu, it is important for the guest to inform us if vegetarian or vegan dishes are needed or if he/she is allergic to some ingredients.
Animals are looked after daily at the farm and the household members do activities such as feeding, milking, taking them to meadows during summer months, and so on. Velka makes dairy products from the fresh milk every day. Other activities are seasonal and they are as follows:
April: clearing the meadows and orchard after the snow, plowing the fields and preparing them for planting, apiary works and orchard works
May: planting cereals (white or yellow corn) and vegetables on the fields and in the greenhouse, apiary works
June: mowing and hay gathering, field works (removing weed, watering, harvesting), apiary works
July: mowing and hay gathering, field works (removing weed, watering, harvesting), apiary works (extracting honey)
August: field works (removing weed, watering, harvesting), orchard works (collecting fruit for making winter stores and brandy), apiary works (bee feeding and preparing them for the winter)
September: apiary works (bee feeding and preparing them for the winter), field works (harvesting potato, corn, beans), orchard works (collecting fruit for making winter stores and brandy), making winter stores from fruit and vegetables (juices, jams, salads …)
October: finishing works at the field and orchard before the winter, making winter stores, preparing firewood, making fruit brandy (plums, apples, quince) in traditional manner.
Guests are welcome to take part in all the activities.
Even though Djoko does carving and makes gusle during the winter, when seasonal jobs are finished, guests can make a special request for a workshop on processing wood to be organized.
Tasting of products: YES
Culinary classes – participation in preparation of meals: NO
Horse riding: NO
Organization of field trips: YES – One-day trip to the family katun Konata on Sinjajevina with a tour of Lake Zaboj (up to 3 people);
Children props: NO
Pets allowed: YES
Foreign languages in use in household: YES
Medojević family lives in the hamlet Kaludra (village Bistrica), within the valley of the river Tara. Djoko and his wife Velka live on the farm, while their three children, Ivana, an architect, Ivan and Zoran, programmers, live on the relation village – town. The family has carried on the tradition of working in agriculture. Djoko’s parents used to engage in nomad husbandry and take their cattle to the katunKonate on Sinjajevina. It was even something that Djoko did with his family for many years. Today, in the spirit of the time they live in, Medojević family members try to enhance the agriculture with tourism, as well as some other activities they are interested in.
Primary activity of Medojević household is husbandry, but they have also got a garden and an orchard where they grow vegetables and fruit for them, their friends and guests, as well as a small apiary. They produce dairy products, honey, juices, jams, liqueurs and various salads and vegetable products. The assortment is various depending on the year’s abundance and fertility. Besides agriculture, Djoko is also into crafts. As a carpenter, he spends his free time making gusle, a traditional music instrument, then carving wood and making wood furniture. His works can be seen at www.gusle.me. A proof that other activities can be done in village, besides agriculture, is the fact that Ivan and Zoran have registered their programming company THEM , short of The Medojević, there.
Medojević household is situated in the valley of the river Tara, just a breath away from the entrance to the canyon, 15 km away from Mojkovac in the direction of Žabljak. The lowland part of the farm, some 500 m long, reaches the bank of the river Tara, which is the home of the largest and deepest canyon in Europe, second in size in the world and known as the Tear of Europe. Sport fishing is allowed on the river, with the daily license of the local fishing club, which can be provided at the guest’s demand. There are some spontaneous walking routes at the farm, along the river, through the meadows and forest, with lots of resting points and viewpoints. If you go upstream from the farm, some 10 minutes of walk through the forest, you will come upon the old suspension bridge that connects Kaludra to Gostilovina, which is the only vehicular bridge situated downstream from Mojkovac until you reach the bridge on Lever Tara. And if you move on, the roads from the other side of the bridge will take nature lovers and mountaineers towards Prošćenske mountains. National Park Durmitor is in the immediate proximity of the household. Some important locations to visit in the Mojkovac part of the national park are CrnaPoda, a black pine virgin forest, where you’ll see pines that are 400 years old in average, the forest is 8 – 9 km away; village Dobrilovina, some 13 km away, is the home to Dobrilovina Monastery, built in the 15 century; and finally Zabojsko lake is 23-25 km away. National Park Biogradska Gora and Biogradsko lake are 22 km away from the household.