Alexandra has been staying at a farm near Hvolsvöllur in the south of Iceland, close to Eyjafjallajökull volcano:
"During my stay here I have gotten to know up close some of the farm animals and what makes them different from the ones back home. Not only do I get to experience the different animals, but my experience so far reflects the kind of farm that my dad grew up on in Manitoba! Despite the difference in location I now have a better idea of how he grew up. I've learned and seen so many new things since I've been here. I quickly realized, slowly got over, my fear of being kicked by a cow when milking them. I've sadly seen a dead cow and then seen how adorable new calves are. It's definitely different than what I am used to, but I am enjoying the experience."