8 Weeks at Fordhall [Part 3]

Well, doesn’t time fly? It only seems like last week that I was given the volunteer induction and tour of the farm and here I am, 8 weeks later, on my last day. What a great 8 weeks!

It’s been a valuable experience. It’s great to know that somewhere in the world; there lies this really nice and open working environment which strives to keep everyday fresh and interesting. Of course, it’s a workplace, but that doesn’t stop smiles and progress.

I seem to have landed here at a busy time, which revolves around the beer and  music festival that occurred last week;which was a great success may I add! In my first week, I was adding entries onto event websites for the festival. In my second, I designed the poster. In the third, I was distributing the flyers…all this in amongst the ‘non-beer fest’ work I was doing. I’ve loved every second and I hope to come to all future events here.
Brier and I working at the Beer and Music Fest
Just read my first blog again and it amazes me how fast the time has gone and how much I’ve taken on board. I’m more comfortable on the phone talking to people and I’ve felt much more independent on my own in the office. I’ve felt like a valued member of staff and I couldn’t thank the staff and volunteers here enough for making me feel welcome, and especially to the three girls in the office who gave me the opportunity to work here and who helped me along and made me laugh. A lot.

So to wrap things up, if you came to the festival, I hope you enjoyed it. I hope you all have a great 2012 and if you ever have free time and you’d feel better doing something constructive, I’d recommend coming to Fordhall, even if for just one day a week…Anyway, I’m off to go do uni things now. Thank you for reading my blog, and seeing as I’m coming back in my holidays, this isn’t farewell. It’s speak to you soon. J

William Panter