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Post by paxagraria on 14th March 2011, 9:24 pm

Hello!

My name is Anna and I'm on the brink of 31 years old. I was born and raised in Seattle, and have lived in the metro DC region for the past seven years, but am in Europe for four months wwoofing to explore a more natural, organic, homemade life closer to the earth. (I'm a total failure as an administrative assistant and got fed up with being miserable all the time -- not that there is anything wrong with AA work, I am just terrible at it -- so here I am.) I found this forum on twitter and have been meaning to join up and poke around, and finally did so today. Smile

Am pleased to be here and am looking forward to learning from everyone.

Anna


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Post by Dandelion on 14th March 2011, 9:42 pm

Hi Anna/paxagraria - glad you found us! Where are you wwoofing at the moment? Looking forward to getting to know you better

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Post by paxagraria on 14th March 2011, 9:48 pm

Hi Dandelion! Thank you for welcoming me! Smile I'm in France in les Cévennes (which is a national park), if anyone knows where that it. Lozère region. I'm with a super-awesome Dutch family right now. They grow shitake, keep a small herd of clun forest sheep, keep some chickens (sort of goes without saying, but I'll say it), and raise a variety of small red fruits. I'm going south in April to another farm near Carcassonne.
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Post by Adrian on 14th March 2011, 9:53 pm

Hello and welcome from me - I have heard that many people have life changing experiences whilst Wwoofing. looking at the state of the old homestead today, I think i could do with one or two m'self..

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Post by paxagraria on 14th March 2011, 10:00 pm

Badger wrote:Hello and welcome from me - I have heard that many people have life changing experiences whilst Wwoofing. looking at the state of the old homestead today, I think i could do with one or two m'self..

Haha. Well, wwoofing is interesting. You meet a certain type of person and have to be a certain type of person to want to host strangers at your home all the time. I've heard some great things and some horror stories. I'm really trying to branch out to other wwoofers to get to know more who are doing it/have done it to hear about their experiences. So far, it's been pretty good for me. My first host I didn't much like, but his farm was great. He boarded horses in the Alsace region. These hosts I'm with now have the whole package and I'd like them to adopt me.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 14th March 2011, 10:05 pm

hey there. If you want to come and wwoof on the Isle of Avalon, let me know, we could sure do with the help and it would make teh decision to take on those extra 8 acres much easier. And you would be in the most spiritual place in all of Europe, apparently: burial place of King Arthur, the Holy Thorn etc...
okay enough hard sell. I guess I'll go feed the pigs myself.

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Post by Compostwoman on 14th March 2011, 10:40 pm

Or you could come and wwoof in Herefordshire , home of apples, cider and beef cattle...and help coppice trees and wrangle chickens and plant veg?

Seriously, what you are doing has me green with envy - it is something I have considered doing but never done...

Welcome from me, also!

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 14th March 2011, 11:22 pm

Compostwoman wrote:Herefordshire , home of apples, cider

Hmm, this bit is still under debate.

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Post by Compostwoman on 14th March 2011, 11:37 pm

No. It isn't. it REALLY isn't up for any debate. Very Happy

You might think it is, but you are wrong. Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 14th March 2011, 11:44 pm

Welcome from me too

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 14th March 2011, 11:56 pm

Compostwoman wrote:No. It isn't. it REALLY isn't up for any debate. Very Happy

You might think it is, but you are wrong. Very Happy

I was so giving you the benefit of the doubt a.) because i am nice and I like you, and b.) because it is not good to spat in front of new arrivals, but no, you are right, it really isn't up for debate.
But I will remain charitable and say Herefordshire cider is a good second best. All that Irish stuff made from apples they buy in from Somerset suffers from travel and is not in contention really.

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Post by Compostwoman on 15th March 2011, 12:20 am

Not spatting Very Happy Billy dear, as I like you, also.

But am stating the blindingly obvious fact that Herefordshire apples and cider are infinately superior to any Somerset stuff.

Just a fact, no offence intended.

Anyway, back on topic...Anna, if you are in lovely Herefordshire, home of the best cider and apples etc in the Universe Very Happy Very Happy ....just shout.....

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Post by Sparhawk on 15th March 2011, 12:38 am

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 15th March 2011, 3:08 am

Hi, from the corn and soybean belt of Central Illinois.
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Post by Lottie on 15th March 2011, 12:32 pm

Hi Anna, great to meet you, welcome... Very Happy

..and everyone knows Suffolk is the best place for everything, really... Rolling Eyes Wink

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Welcome from distinctly urban London!
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Post by MrsC on 16th March 2011, 8:28 pm

Hi Anna and welcome from me too!

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Post by flute on 18th March 2011, 7:53 pm

Hiya! Sorry, I'm a bit of a latecomer!

It's nice to meet you!

Would you mind, awfully, what exactly is wwoofing?

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Post by Compostwoman on 18th March 2011, 8:28 pm

I can answer that from experience a few years back:D Very Happy

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Post by flute on 18th March 2011, 8:35 pm

Oh ok! Thanks!

I originally thought it was something like the exchange thingys that happen at schools (except the exchanging bit), so I wasn't too far off Very Happy

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Post by Compostwoman on 18th March 2011, 9:05 pm

Very Happy No worries

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