A couple weeks ago we hosted our first WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) volunteers. I have to admit, I was a bit anxious about the whole thing. A fellow farmer in the area had worked with WWOOF and had success with volunteers last season, so I posted our farm and explained the kind of assistance we might need. The couple we were hosting planned to come in mid-March and it has been a wet, cold March capped off with a snow storm that left 5″ on the ground right before the volunteers were to arrive. Thankfully, the snow melted before they arrived, and the temps even rose to 60 degrees one day later in the week. More importantly, the volunteers, Phil and Becky, were indispensable. They worked really hard and completed tasks with limited supervision. We had a list that without their help would still likely be incomplete. During the week they spent with us, they helped plant seedlings, prep beds with sand and compost, dig a trench, pick up and move rocks, and assist in building a hoop house. And, they did all of this while also helping other urban farmers in the community. So grateful to WWOOF and Phil and Becky. Not only did they help us on the farm, but they are also really cool, down-to-earth people who were a joy to have around.