The last week at val has been spectacular! We´ve been given a different view on how their culture is so alike ours, but at the same time different in so many ways.
They did give us a tour around the stables, a very detailed one. Their stables actually reminds us of a certain location in Kvinnersta: our animal house. The stables was at one point of time the old barn, which is the same case for uss with the animal house.
Speaking of barns, we got ourselves a tour around one which an old student at Val owned. The bad news is the way the animals where treated there. The hygiene and living spaces for the cows was awfull, and the chickens at the barn where all going to be killed of in like two weeks or so.
The most exciting event of the week was propebly when we had a lecture with Mattias. He showed us what it is like to treat horses with teath problems, and then he let us feel the change he had done with the teeths after the treatment. He also let us use an anvil to creat a horse shoe.
The last event at Val was at friday, 08:10. We got invited to the stage at their friday morning-gathering, and got greated by them. They also gave us T-shirts with their own logo, which was their way of saying good bye. The experiences we have gained at Val is something that have given us another view of the professions we may have in the future, and the methods we may implement at the different tasks we are given. The time we have had at Val is one of the most stunning ones in our lives.