I don’t like to put negative, ranting posts up. However, sometimes it’s best to let things out into the world in order to detach from them. So I will get this out once and for all before these negative, mean thoughts snowball in my head and I end up accidentally running the tiller blades over someone’s foot. (Jokes, I don’t believe in violence).
I would just like to declare, for those under confusion, that the F in WWOOF stands for Farms. Willing Workers on Organic Farms or World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
And last time I checked Webster’s, farms are defined as being outdoors. Obvious fact, I know, but just to doubly clarify for all those WWOOFing or thinking about WWOOFing (i.e. signing up to work on organic farms) below are the things that you can find outdoors:
- Sunshine. The sun creates heat; which produces sweat, which intensifies the longer you stay in the sun. In other words, working on a farm will be hot and sweaty. The sun is kind enough to have this effect on every human being, so please don’t act like you are the only one that the sun is shining down on.
- Bugs. They live outside; everywhere. They will be all around you and will crawl on you as long as you are outside working in their territory: the dirt. If youcannot handle bugs, I suggest not signing up to farm.
- Dirt. It is the foundation of the outside world. It is the foundation of farming. It is impossible to avoid getting dirty, muddy, and dusty while farming. DO NOT wear your favorite cute outfit while farming–or even bring them to the farm.
- Nature.. and nothin’ else. On a farm it is just you vs. nature; you vs. those big logs in your way; you vs. those roots that need to be dug up; you vs. all the work that has to be done. There are no magic tools or people (slavery was abolished ages ago) that will do all the work for you. Therefore you will have to use your whole body –all your muscles– to do all the work. That’s why it’s called manual labor.
It will be hard. You will get hurt. Get over it.
That’s it. Thanks for playing.