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I helped milk 70 goats twice a day in exchange for food and a place to stay - and it was one of the best experiences of my life

1 day ago   |   By Business Insider

Simmy Decker with her favorite goat, Eena who is a LaManchan doe Simmy Decker
Simmy Decker took a semester off college to volunteer at a goat farm in Washington state.
She spent months milking goats, washing eggs, and mucking stalls in exchange for food and place to stay.
This is her story, as told to writer Elle Hardy.
This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Simmy Decker, 21 , a health policy research assistant in Boston. The following has been edited for length and clarity. I was a freshman at Brandeis University in Boston in March 2020, and when the pandemic hit, we were...
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