A beautiful day for a walk through Shropshire and Worcestershire

On Friday, Dave and I took a gorgeous walk from our current home at Redford Farm in Shropshire, down the Clee Hill to Tenbury Wells and then on to our former home, Brook Farm in Worcestershire. We have been blessed to land in a stunning piece of little-known England, and we absolutely love it. From […]

A day in the Workaway life: Brook Farm moments

Life has changed a bit in the last year. Dave and I transitioned from high school mathematics teacher and daily newspaper reporter renting a duplex in Glasgow, Ky., to wandering manual laborers who will live and work with anyone who welcomes us into their lives and gives us friendship, food and a bed. Thus far, […]

Pasta for lunch, language lessons for dinner

For anyone who may have forgotten during the course of my six-week writer’s block (sorry about that), Dave and I returned to Brook Farm at the beginning of January to continue being Workwayers for our favorites, Sarah and Will. But for our second round at Brook Farm, we got a bit of a promotion. Suddenly, […]

Life lessons and backup plans

Sometimes, in this wild Workaway world, you show up on a stranger’s doorstep and inside you find two people whom you admire immensely and hope will like you enough to remain your friends for decades to come. Sometimes, you find a chauvinistic pig who treats his wife like a servant and looks at you as […]

Being abroad taught me what Thanksgiving is all about

I’m always thankful on Thanksgiving. I love being surrounded by my loud, crazy family, eating tons of delicious food I didn’t have to cook, drinking wine and listening to Christmas music. I even love Black Friday, getting up early with my mom, aunts and cousins to hunt for the perfect Christmas gifts. This year, I […]

Working to make Brook Farm “lovelier”

Sarah titled her Workaway profile, “Come stay in a lovely country B&B and help make it even lovelier!” Well, Dave and I have completed our second work week at Brook Farm, and I promise we are trying our hardest. Brook Farm is gorgeous. It really doesn’t need much help, especially with the gardens and the […]