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™‚
20130516-152710.jpg
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™‚
20130516-152914.jpg

Becoming masters at weeding, and feeling the carpal tunnel the day after. πŸ™‚
20130516-152722.jpg
20130516-164239.jpg
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™‚
20130516-154051.jpg20130516-154112.jpg20130516-154128.jpg20130516-154140.jpg
Slipping and sliding up muddy paths was always a balancing act. πŸ™‚20130516-154330.jpg20130516-154440.jpg
Wheelbarrow full of poo. πŸ™‚
20130516-154700.jpg
50lb bag of potatoes.
20130516-154726.jpg
Planting those potatoes.
20130516-154750.jpg
Exhausted after digging a bunch of trenches for the potatoes.
20130516-154808.jpg
Jess weeding.
20130516-154835.jpg
Shoveling mass piles of sand and soil.
20130516-154858.jpg
I call this, WSW, Wet Sand Wheelbarrowing. Talk about muscle growth!
20130516-154945.jpg
Wheelbarrowing wet sand is awesome! Lol.
20130516-155003.jpg
Tons of potato trenches.
20130516-164112.jpg
Collected tons and tons of firewood. πŸ™‚
20130516-155300.jpg
Collecting all the branches we chopped off.

20130516-164225.jpg
She’s showing off her massive muscles. πŸ™‚
20130516-164255.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s