End of the program
Even though I struggled with aspects of the program and my internships themselves, I know that I have learned a lot and matured during this semester. I can’t say that I’m an expert journalist or political commentator or video producer, but I certainly learned some important lessons that I don’t think Madison, Wisconsin could have taught me.
I am very excited for my summer and everything that this semester made me realize that I have to learn before I can make all my goals come to life!
I have to finish a paper before I can think about it too much, but I will be starting a blog, and I hope my readers here will check that out. (I’ll post a link as soon as its ready).
But basically, even though I was disappointed with parts of the program, or overly busy I really learned a lot and was able to gain some professional confidence in myself.So, I’m excited to see where it takes me and what’s next!
“planet forward” video & FARM!
So, the Planet Forward thing didn’t turn out to be as cool as I had hoped. The site has launched, I’m not sure how successful it’s been. They never ended up posting the video that they DEMANDED I complete on time. (frustrating!)
So, I thought I’d share it with all of you.Looking back, there are many things I’d change, but for the second video I’ve ever made, I’m proud of it.
Here is their description that’s online, but the woman (Gemma) I’ve emailed with seems really nice. The farm has a page on facebook. If you wanna search it, type in “Ol Ways Farm”
Anyway here it is:We are set way back in the Maine woods, a mile from the nearest paved road. Located in Solon https://hookupdate.net/sugar-daddies-usa/mo/st-louis/, Maine, 45 miles north of ong 130 acres of woodland, pasture, and gardens. Scott is an experienced organic dairy farmer, however we’ve started from scratch to make our own little piece of heaven. Our cultures have melded, since Scott is a Mainah, and Gemma is a true English rose! Add to this Gemma’s profession as an archaeologist and anthropologist, and our joint love of art, history, and an old way of life, and you have what we call “monastery thinking”: a self-contained piece of the world in which – eventually! – we’d love to be able to be self-supportinge visit us, and expect a taste of drawing, painting, pottery, brewing, cheese making, wattle and daubing, mortise and tenon-ing, and goodness knows what else we have up our sleeves! We are renovating the farmhouse in keeping with its original look, so if you’d like, help us with homemade paint, horsehair plaster, traditional carpentry, and furniture making. We do plenty of farming: we have a few Jersey milk cows and two oxen; pigs; chickens; a vegetable garden; and an acre of berries, all for our own farm stand, and all with the associated chores – milking, haying, fencing, cleaning, planting, weeding, harvesting….We also farm the woods, which involves cutting lumber, picking out dead or dying trees for firewood, and ‘tipping’ fir fronds for Christmas wreaths – all which involve tending and preserving the woods for future use as well as the requirements of today. Right now we run on two old 1950s tractors, but we gradually hope to get our Percheron horse and two young oxen back to working the woods for us. If you are one of the first to come and stay, you will need a tent; however, you may get the chance to help build your own Thoreau cabin to stay in – a real taste of the Maine Woods! We live here with two teenage boys, a horse, cows, pigs, chickens, geese, dogs, cats, rabbits, and fish, so come and add to the family! As well as English we speak a little bit of French and German. We don’t have TV, but do have netflix and internet access: look us up on myspace or facebook. For year-round outdoor activities, we’re located halfway between Moosehead Lake and the Maine coast; three miles from the Kennebec River; 45 mins from Sugarloaf USA; and within reach of all the other attractions of Western Maine. We accept WWOOFers all year, as there’s always something to do – just give us a call!