The dinner table, at my third WWOOFing location, has assigned seats. Unofficially of course, but I sit across from Evelyn, the 64 year old woman who loves television and cross words, who sits adjacent to Antoni , the 26 year old Belgian with Jesus hair, who sits across from Gabe, my 22 year old boisterous American …
Day 14-18: 30 Days of Animals
Things that are true: In some parts of France, people pronounce google "googie"Gas is cheaper in Spain than France and it is not uncommon for people who live near the border to drive to Spain for the reduced price.Everyone in France hates Macron. No bisons here. But I drew one (ty JW fb) credit to …
One Spoiled American, Two Soiled Rooms
Gotta say WWOOFing ain’t always a dream. One day you might find yourself holding an over-sized ladle stirring “confiture du lait” (literal translation: milkjam) for four hours at a time, in a rapidly heating room, accidentally burning yourself and trying to defy the romantic pursuits of another WWOOFer. You might find yourself with bad cooks …
Day 12/13: 30 Days of Animals
Day #12 and 13 of Challenge #1: 30 Days of Animals, check out the challenge here!
Day 10/11: 30 Days of Animals
WIFI complications the past few days, my apologies!! I present to you: #10 and #11 of Challenge #1: 30 Days of Animals, check out the challenge here! MORE CATS Shoutout to Jacob Wallace for sending me the drawing he made for his English class in Thailand!! Send me your drawings and doodles!
Day 9: 30 Days of Animals
Day #9 of Challenge #1: 30 Days of Animals, check out the challenge here Missing the cute little lambs... Last night I watched the French animated film, "Ernest et Célestine," about the unlikely friendship between a bear and a mouse. The animations are done with watercolor!! Shoutout to Mackenzie Bettmann for sending me some drawings!! …
Day 7: 30 Days of Animals
Day #7 of Challenge #1: 30 Days of Animals, check out the challenge here Send me your drawings!
Day 6: 30 Days of Animals
Day #6 of Challenge #1: 30 Days of Animals, check out the challenge here Shout out to Christine Gros for sending me this drawing she completed of an animal! (A human)! Don't forget to send me your drawings!
Day 3: 30 Days of Animals
Today we transported three béliers (rams) from one of the barns to the other. Before embarking on this journey, we placed the rams in a seated position (imagine a slumping teenager eating cereal on the couch watching television) and then clipped their nails. The nails are clipped twice a year and grow incredibly fast. Tomorrow …
Week 1: Surviving on Sheep Farm in France
My first word was “bouteille,” French for bottle. Every night, or rather, multiple times per day, my French mother would fill up bottles full of soy milk for me to drink (this being, of course, before research was done potentially linking excessive soy milk consumption to breast cancer and a slower mind). It’s okay, I …
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