WWOOFing ain’t easy

Now that I am settled back in the States, I reflect back on my time volunteering in France quite often. I giggle at these pics and I cherish every single memory that came from my experience over there.

WWOOFing has been the best and humbling experience I have had in my life so far; it’s up there in my top five life altering moments, along side Army Basic Training and EMT school. I am sure that anyone who has WWOOFed, can say the exact same thing.

I thought I’d throw a list together of some of the physical labor and odd work Jess and I encountered while WWOOFing in France. (Marcellaz and Aix-en-Provence)

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Here it is, at its finest. πŸ™‚

Tall ass ladders hanging on for dear life on tree limbs. πŸ™‚
20130516-152654.jpgAnd climbing those ladders πŸ™‚
Using a chainsaw, for my first time, ever, on a ladder. πŸ™‚
20130516-152859.jpgBalancing on ladders was a talent I had to learn quickly. πŸ™‚

Becoming masters at weeding, and feeling the carpal tunnel the day after. πŸ™‚
20130516-152742.jpgJess always beat me on the size of her weeds… πŸ™‚
20130516-152758.jpgMy point proven, regarding her weed’s massive sizes! πŸ™‚
20130516-152810.jpgUsing all sorts of new machines, that spit at you when they aren’t happy. πŸ™‚ 20130516-153854.jpg
Becoming close friends with manure and mud, and learning to embrace it. πŸ™‚
Slipping and sliding up muddy paths was always a balancing act. πŸ™‚20130516-154330.jpg20130516-154440.jpg
Wheelbarrow full of poo. πŸ™‚
50lb bag of potatoes.
Planting those potatoes.
Exhausted after digging a bunch of trenches for the potatoes.
Jess weeding.
Shoveling mass piles of sand and soil.
I call this, WSW, Wet Sand Wheelbarrowing. Talk about muscle growth!
Wheelbarrowing wet sand is awesome! Lol.
Tons of potato trenches.
Collected tons and tons of firewood. πŸ™‚
Collecting all the branches we chopped off.

She’s showing off her massive muscles. πŸ™‚


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