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August 10, 2014

August 10th, 2014

Well, this is it. My last day at the farm, my last bowl of cereal with fresh milk, my last morning feeding my animals, and my last blog post. This morning I said goodbye to the church choir and began packing before we headed out for our traditional Mexican dinner in honor of Megan and my time here. I wrapped up the evening laughing around the bonfire and now here I am, a melancholy mixture of sadness and sweet memories.

This summer I have witnessed both death and life, learning that one cannot exist without the other. I have come to understand self-discipline in a new way, for never before have so many creatures depended on me for their survival. If I don’t feed them, they won’t make it, regardless of whether or not I want to get out of bed in the morning. The satisfaction of living off the land has given me a newfound appreciation for where my food comes from, and a renewed respect for the earth that provides it. Goodbye Woodcrest,

thank you for a lovely summer.
               -Julia

(P.S. Thank you all for sticking with me throughout my adventures. I’m glad you came along for the ride. Here’s one last picture: me in my African gardening hat which was my sunburn savior. Have a wonderful rest of your summer!)

 

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