Down on the Farm | The Geneva Convention: Down on the Farm

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Down on the Farm

Eloise eats a Nilla Wafer
Goat wants a Nilla WaferGoat thinks it's a dog
Extremely hairy cow
One of my favorite things about Smith is the close relationships I've been able to have with some of my teachers. Some of them are close enough to invite me and other students to their houses for parties celebrating the end of the year (or in my case, the end of my time at Smith).

This year, farms were a theme. One teacher keeps her horse at home with her, along with a couple goats to keep the horse company, and some crazy dogs. Another lives behind a working co-op form and took us on a walk so he could pick up this week's haul and we could meet some beautifully hairy cows.

I love animals and worked a lot on horse farms when I was younger, but I don't get as much exposure to it these days as I would like. That's one of the many reasons I enjoy my time visiting these professors. It's also lovely to have a home-cooked meal and a some time to relax with people who feel an awful lot like family. When you go to college as far away from home as I did, you end up spending much more time with professors than with your parents or extended relatives, and the friends you make become a really integral part of your life. I wouldn't trade these relationships for anything in the world, and I count myself extremely lucky that I got to have them at all.

All photos taken with my iPhone.

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