An Indiana Interlude and a Trip to Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

I took a break from WWOOFing a few weeks ago and went to visit my friend Carrie in Indiana, by way of an overnight in Louisville (thanks again, Art and Elaine!). It was… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 3: Homesteading House Projects

Because the season isn’t quite right yet for planting at the community garden, I’ve been working at my hosts’ new homestead, which they hope to move into within a few weeks. Their property… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 2: Grundy County Community Garden

Grundy County Community Garden was created last year in order to supply high-quality organic produce to the Grundy County Food Bank, which feeds 550 families per month. Grundy County currently ranks last in… Continue reading

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Meadow Trail, South Cumberland State Park

A few weeks ago southeast Tennessee was hit with a heavy, wet snow overnight — the kind that clings to every branch — surprising my WWOOF hosts and I with a white world… Continue reading

WWOOFing in Tennessee: An Introduction

The day after my visit to Natchez Trace State Park I arrived to meet my WWOOF hosts in the small town in Grundy County, Tennessee where they lived. WWOOF, which is an acronym… Continue reading

Natchez Trace State Park, Tennessee

Natchez Trace State Park was amazing. Driving the winding road into the park in the bright sun of morning through the thick forest I couldn’t help but to smile to myself: I was… Continue reading

Cypress Grove Nature Park, Jackson, Tennessee

Making my way into Tennessee I decided to stop along the way at Cypress Grove Nature Park in Jackson, just off Interstate 40. Cypress Grove is an indigenous wildlife preserve with over a… Continue reading

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas

Before continuing my drive east I decided to go for a hike in Pinnacle Mountain State Park on the outskirts of Little Rock. There are two trails up the mountain and based on… Continue reading

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

After finishing my Habitat for Humanity stint in New Mexico I headed back east. I took my time driving in order to read and generally relax so it was a few days before… Continue reading

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico. Or, Another Excuse to Post Pictures of Rocks.

On my day off from working on the build I headed west to City of Rocks State Park. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recall my previous uh,… Continue reading