I wanted to keep a good record of our first couple of experiences WWOOFing so that anyone unfamiliar with the concept could understand why we chose to travel this way across Canada. I had every intention of blogging every detail - every ache and pain, every barnyard animal’s back story, and most importantly, every new sustainable practice we’ve learned.
We’ve been on the road almost three weeks now and I have no idea where the time has gone. Oddly, it feels like we’ve been on Gabriola Island for at least six weeks… in a good way, I mean. We’ve done so much and seen so much already that another year of this almost feels overwhelming.
Almost. We’ll get over that overwhelmed feeling soon enough!
Anyway, more on sustainability later. We have lots to share but I want to put more thought into that. For now here are five things we did over the last two and a half weeks at Laughing Woodpecker Organics and Just Another Weed Patch, in no particular order:
- Weeded, composted, mulched and otherwise prepped gardens
hand sifting beautiful compost and mulch
and carrying wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow to various parts if the farm
not pictured: beets, kale, artichokes, licorice mint
- Tended to the animals, including but not limited to…
socializing the pigs
mucking the barn
in stylish yet affordable boots
chicksitting in the RV
- Enjoyed lovely accommodations and meals thanks to our gracious hosts
we really need...
... a fifth wheel
hot tubs under the stars
... fresh and wholesome
- Made the most of what this beautiful island has to offer
eagles and other wildlife
not pictured: otters, heron, sea lions, orcas
Newcastle Island day trip
not pictured: Elder Cedar walks, marsh birdwatching
Next stop: Pacific Rim National Park for a beach cleanup and well-deserved vacation!