So we’ve been here 5 days now and have all settled in nicely… It’s Holly (Jones) here (Hey fam I miss you but not told much and I’m having a great time) Today we split into 3 groups and all did different things as the start of our 3 day rotation… So once in our group we set off in the death trap trucks! We headed off into the rural outskirts and arrived with only a few head bumps as injuries ! Good Start! This was when I realised we were going to be watching someone milking a cow for those of you that don’t know me this was not the best news I could’ve heard. I’m terrified of cows. As we approached the make shift pen I was grabbing onto Mr. Owens arm and it turns out I had it pretty tight as we later saw the nail dents I had made in his arm!! Having watched the farmer milk the cow this was when he fun really began! A 1 minute drive down the hill lead us to a chicken farm where we watched (or didn’t in some peoples cases) a chicken get it’s throat cut by a worryingly blunt knife. Then were handed a chicken to hold in the bumpy truck for the next 45 minute drive down to give the chickens to a family to supposedly keep for eggs. The journey was pretty rough and a lot of screaming (mainly me – turns out farm animals aren’t my favourite thing) and pecking later we arrived. Let’s hope they’re still alive as you read this.
We then went back to the Grassroots centre for lunch and lo and behold the chicken group were given the very same chicken we had just seen killed a few hits before as part of their meal! I’m ashamed to say it was delicious… after playing with the kids outside the Grassroots centre quickly after lunch we went on another dodgy truck journey to sign up children to the programme this was the first of the two! At each we had to interview the children and find out their details then weigh the children and take their heights then each has a photo taken and then is given present and some good!
Having left at 8.30 in the morning we returned back to the centre at 7.30 for another nice me and some card games!
A jam packed day and were pretty tired again but still having a great time and ready for more exciting things tomorrow!
Big love trip supporters,