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. 🙂
Tall ass ladders hanging on for dear life on tree limbs. 🙂
And climbing those ladders 🙂
Using a chainsaw, for my first time, ever, on a ladder. 🙂
Balancing on ladders was a talent I had to learn quickly. 🙂
Becoming masters at weeding, and feeling the carpal tunnel the day after. 🙂
Jess always beat me on the size of her weeds… 🙂
My point proven, regarding her weed’s massive sizes! 🙂
Using all sorts of new machines, that spit at you when they aren’t happy. 🙂
Becoming close friends with manure and mud, and learning to embrace it. 🙂
Slipping and sliding up muddy paths was always a balancing act. 🙂
Wheelbarrow full of poo. 🙂
50lb bag of potatoes.
Planting those potatoes.
Exhausted after digging a bunch of trenches for the potatoes.
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. 🙂
Collecting all the branches we chopped off.