At Walden Farm, chickens are free range in accordance with the ration of chicken count and grazing area, also partnering with neighboring farms to preserve bees. Volunteers are guided in a free-flowing manner to explore what they like to work on. I signed up as a volunteer for two weeks and after learning that I like Poetry, Lin the volunteer manager told me, “enjoy your stay and write your poems.”
I felt guilty to just write poems since they provided food and housing and other volunteers had done some really cool things like build houses and paint big paintings. Eventually, I eased into the experience and began to write, which is what I like anyway.