Spring, Housing and Goat Trouble!
Well I have to say after a short but relaxing vacation I have so much to talk about! Spending a week in Bermuda was definitely fun, but it’s these vacations that make me realize how much I miss being here at school. Coming back slightly sun kissed and refreshed, I'm ready to continue on with classes and my life here in Wildcat country.
Before we left for vacation, my roommate and I realized it was time to sign up for housing next year! Where would we live? Should we get another roommate? There were so many options as I scrolled through blackboard. Our top choices were Adams Tower, The Gables, and the Sercs. We made our pool with one other friend of ours and decided we would try to get in Adams Tower when the sign up date came. A few days past and we came to a conclusion that The Gables was a better option for us. It’s almost like an apartment, and it would be perfect for me since T-School is right down the road!
Luckily for us, the day we called to sign up was actually the last day we could enter to get in. We were able to find a room with 4 other girls at the last minute. I couldn’t be happier! UNH has so many wonderful places to live, so our decision was very hard to make. Location, however, is very important to me, therefore next year it may be easier getting to classes seeing as I won’t be so far away.
Another great thing is this weather! Everyone is in such a good mood when it’s hot and sunny. Although classes feel ten times longer, summer is clearly around the corner! Speaking of getting outside...yesterday was my first day back to my Local Foods for Local Tables class. My friend Hayley sarcastically said to me, “Watch us have a field trip…” We walk into class, and ironically enough, our teacher tells us we’re going to a goat farm, and to watch where we walk. I look down at my feet. Flip flops. Perfect. We take two vans and head to a town right next to Durham called Lee.
We get lost at first but then find the farm, where little goats are playing and jumping around in a pen. I look at my friend and turn on my camera, ready to snap some shots. We go inside a barn where the owner of the farm shows us newborn goats. They are so cute! Some students get to hold them; I choose to hold a calm goat that isn’t fidgeting.
My friend takes a picture of me and then someone in my class points at my arm. Great. The goat was a little too calm and decided it was a good time to go to the bathroom. Although this might not have been the best part of my day, it did make for some good laughs. I clean myself up, and carry on with the field trip, where we learn about all the different kinds of cheeses they make. When it’s time to leave, I have to say I’m somewhat relieved. That goat sure did make a lasting impression. My classmates and I will probably joke about that for a long time now. It’s a memory I will remember forever at Thompson School. As we’re leaving my teacher tells us we’re going to have another field trip next class. Let’s hope it’s a clean one (;
Kelsi Viau '13
Coming to UNH was probably one of the best decisions I've made in my life so far. I grew up in Windham, NH, about 45 minutes from Durham. In Windham, I was with all the same faces my whole life, so getting away from home, but still being close was perfect for me. I’ve been able to make new friends and experience the true college life.
Originally I applied to UNH’s hospitality program, but got referred to Thompson School's Restaurant Management program instead. I wasn’t disappointed because I knew that regardless of where I was going, I was still going to UNH, and my new program was going to set me on the path to reach my ultimate dream of becoming a wedding planner.
I hope in writing these articles, students at UNH will feel inspired and also learn a little more about Thompson School. I write because it’s fun to show my creative side, and share my stories with students like myself. I hope you all enjoy!