Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ash End Farm

Today I started some voluntary work at Ash End House Childrens Farm :)
It seems quite strange to work there because I've been going there for years as a visitor, but its fun. I only worked from 8.30-12.30, but I still did quite a bit.
I did they sheep and goats waters and hays + straw.
I watched a "Chick Chat" which teaches the children about incubating and then you sing Happy Hatch Day to a newborn chick which everyone gets to stroke. Another chick which is a few weeks old is passed around and placed on the childrens head, hands or shoulder. I'm mainly shadowing Sam and she shows me how to do things, and also Alex who shows me how to do other jobs.

They had a delivery of 280 bales of straw which I helped Greg to unload and load into the straw barn - I chipped one of my teeth when the delivery man dropped a bale on my head, but it's alright now!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


I'm Lewis, I'm 15 and I've started this just so I remember things basically and look back on the experience I've had, I don't really expect lots of people to read it!

I want to, and have for a long time wanted to be a Vet. I've grown up with animals (at home, at childrens farms, zoos etc) and working with them really appeals to me.

I know it's not all just playing with and and looking after animals all day, I also want to help them if they need it. I'm interested in science which is obviously a big part of being a vet.

If I want to become a vet and get into university, I'll need to get some Work Experience, which will hopefully teach me things and how to handle animals. It will show me whether or not the job is right for me, and if it turns out that I really don't like working with animals, well then I'll have to start again and find the perfect job for me.

This is basically going to be my blog of Work Experience, with hopefully a few photos and stories, so I can look back at it in the future and remember what I've done.