Today was my last day of work at Martinstown House. It is certainly bittersweet. On the one hand, I can’t wait to go home and see my friends, family, and cat. On the other hand, the Booth family has gone out of their way to make me feel at home here and I don’t want to leave. I am, however, looking forward to sleeping in my own bed!
Since my last update I have only visited one other town: Kilkenny. This is a small town located about two hours to the southwest of Dublin that was founded during Medieval times. We walked around, looked at the buildings and the river, and toured the castle. My favorite part was a huge grass park in front of the castle. It must have been at least ten football fields long and filled with people enjoying the warm summer day (which is quite a rare occasion in Ireland).
Since my last update three new WWOOFers have arrived at the house. Ben and Lauren are from Utah. They both just graduated with degrees in psychology. The third WWOOFer is Austin, who’s also from Utah. He just graduated with a degree in biology/zoology/german/japanese. They are all very nice, and already love it here at Martinstown House.
But for now, this is the end of my adventure. I think I will keep this blog though, for adventures yet to come. Where will I go next? Japan? Spain? Road trip around the States for a month? Argentina? There are endless possibilities and nothing to hold me back. I already have several small adventures planned for after my return home: a road trip to Savannah, several concerts, and possibly a cruise to the Bahamas. All of this will be followed by my move across state – from Orlando to Tallahassee – for law school in the fall.
There will certainly be many adventures in my future and I am excited to share my experiences with the world.
Signing off – for now,
Ian Waldick (Irish Organic Farmer)