Brook Farm firsts

On Nov. 1, 2013, Dave and I walked into Brook Farm for the first time. We were officially Workawayers, and Sarah and Will Wint were our new “employers.” Our official timeframe of being Workawayers for Sarah and Will lasted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 16 (although we’ve decided we’re not done with them yet). In […]

Tails of Pet Sitting

Dave and I love pet/house sitting for Sarah and Will at Brook Farm. The animals are great, and we thoroughly enjoy pretending we own Brook Farm. We were happy to return to Brook Farm over New Year’s to pet sit again for a couple nights. And with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s talk […]

Brook Farm: Up Close and Personal

In the three weeks since we arrived, I have been poking my nose–or more accurately, my camera lens– into everything at Brook Farm. Now far away from the pace of daily news coverage, it has been almost meditative for me to return to exploring photography as an art form rather than a race to get […]

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 […]

Finding Brook Farm (Becoming a Workawayer)

For the next six weeks, I am living in a bed and breakfast in Worcestershire, United Kingdom, near the border of England and Wales. The building is nearly 500 years old, and it’s everything you could wish for in a 16th century farmhouse–low ceilings, crooked floors, fireplaces, teacups on the shelves and gardening books on […]