Last week our housing course came to and end. Our final exam was an essay type home-exam. I’ve written before about the variety of examination types here at SLU. I still found it a bit hard to prepare for such an exam, as it’s not a method I am used to. However, I think the… Continue reading Exams & Evaluation
Do you know this feeling, when the sunlight touches your face and you realize how much you missed her? Sunshine, it’s like liquid happiness. Especially after these long, dark Scandinavian winters. Last week started with days of snowfall, yet soon it was replaced with bright, sunny days. The ice melted away, the gravel is being… Continue reading Vår i Uppsala
Waiting in front of the barn, opposite the summer pastures, now covered in snow There is one more excursion from the animal housing course I’d like to tell you more about. The same day as visiting the active horse stable, we went to see an organic dairy farm. As we had already been looking at… Continue reading Excursion to an organic dairy farm
With the final exam coming up this Monday the housing course is soon coming to an end. It’s feels like it was yesterday when we started! Last week was fully dedicated to our project-work and the presentations of it. We have been working for several weeks in small groups on the task to plan and… Continue reading Project-work: Planning & design
GAP21 stands for ‘Global Animal Production in the 21 Century‘. No animal production system is perfect. Each culture has their own traditions regarding animal husbandry. Every country faces their own challenges. Let me show you what I have seen and learned thus far: One photo at a time. Adorable, those young dairy calves. With their… Continue reading GAP21: Intensive dairy in Denmark
Feminism. What was your first association to this word? To me for a long time when thinking about feminism those images of angry women popped up in my head. Those women with big bushes of hair under their armpits who’d put out bras on the streets to protest. I had seen pictures of them, in… Continue reading How Sweden made me a feminist.
What is a horse, really? I don’t mean to find an answer to a description of what a horse looks like, I mean, we all know that it has four legs, a head, mane and tail. But think again. What makes a horse, a horse? What does a horse do? Let’s look at a horse… Continue reading The ideal horse-housing system?
The large, elegant botanical garden of Uppsala is a place you’ll probably discover quite soon once you’re living here. Located centrally, opposite the famous and iconic Slott, and between several buildings of Uppsala University, it’s hard to miss. In winter time the garden seems quite sober and is for a large part not even open… Continue reading Around Uppsala: The Botanical Garden