It's about to get sappy on this post. Just warning you in advance.
Wow. I can't believe that my internship is finally coming to an end. This semester flew by so fast and I feel like I've learned more than I could have ever hoped for. Interning at the Howdy Farm has been the best thing I've done so far while attending Texas A&M. I've had so much fun while also learning things that I will use for the rest of my life and in my future career. I spent at least 9 hours each week at the farm and it felt like it was a home away from home for me. I loved that I was able to be my nerdy plant-loving self and no one made fun of me for it. I made new friends and I brought old friends out to volunteer and show them what I love doing. I learned about gardening and growing food and I learned about responsibility and accountability. I feel so lucky that I had this amazing opportunity this fall and I wouldn't have traded it for anything else.
Next semester will be strange not coming to the farm every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. But now that I'm a member of SASA, I will try and come to Howdy Farm when I have the chance. Farming has become one of my favorite things and a wonderful stress reliever, not to mention that I am going to miss my Howdy Farm family so I will definitely be back. Plus I'll have to work on my farmers tan again because nothing says cute like Birkenstock tan-lines on your feet. Thanks to whomever read my blog throughout the semester, I hope I kept you entertained.
Oh! Also an update on my poor little strawberries... Half of the plants we received were complete duds and never grew. The other half are still small but they are flowering which means that hopefully in the spring I'll have a chance to harvest some juicy red berries. I can't wait to see how they turn out.
Till next time, this is Danielle signing off!