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July 24, 2016
Oldenzaal, NL

Wasted Away Again in Westerkappelnville

If there were any justice in the world, any genuine respect for the true and the beautiful, we would surely have had our own reality TV […]
July 15, 2016
oh my word

Oh my word

The Germans have a word for everything. That’s the overworked rumor anyway. Of course, like most stereotypes and urban legends, there’s some truth to it, and […]
July 4, 2016
Westerkappeln Workaway

Workaway in Westerkappeln

From the easternmost corner of Saxony, a few minutes from Poland, we have now reached the northernmost point of North Rhine Westphalia, just a stonemason’s throw […]
June 29, 2016
Loebau

Last Night In Loebau

Today marks the last day of our stay at the Dolgowitz farm near Loebau, and contrary to the law of diminishing returns, we’ve managed to remain […]
June 26, 2016
WWOOFing with children

WWOOFing with Children

When we started telling people about our plan to take our two- and five-year-old children on a yearlong working tour of organic farms in Europe, a […]
June 19, 2016
Tolstoy in Serfdom

Adventures in Serfdom

It’s been over week now since we made our safe landing in the hinterland, and a good time to evaluate our situation. Last Friday we drifted […]
June 15, 2016
saxony refugees

To Saxony and Beyond

Coming all the way from California to Germany and making Loebau your first destination (after an obligatory month with the in-laws) is, I have to admit, […]
June 11, 2016
hot pursuit

Hot Pursuit!

This week our adventure really got started in earnest. Wednesday night we camped out in the parking lot in order to be first in line on […]
June 8, 2016
homeschool

More On Homeschooling

Following my recent post about home schooling, I’m afraid I may have given the false impression that all we do here is sit around drinking beer […]