Farming Leave

During February 2022, my partner and I had a month between leaving our previous job together and starting our new roles.

Discontented with our metropolitan lifestyle, we decided to explore a completely different one to our own, spending the time working on organic farms across the country in exchange for board, through WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms).

Beginning on the Isle of Skye and working our way down to the west coast of Wales, we found a slower, tougher way of life where there was no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. But we also found a fuller and richer routine, where days felt longer and our work more meaningful.

It’s an experience we won’t forget, one that has changed our views of what we want, and one that I’m certain we won’t be a stranger to any longer.