It’s Not Goodbye, It’s I’ll See You Soon

The dreaded last day on the farm was looming over me and I was trying my best to not think about it.  We finished picking a couple of days before I was meant to leave; it was very bittersweet. I kinda didn’t want to stop picking, now that I had gotten good at it!  We…

France and America Have Invaded!

Kira, Kieren and I had gotten used to being the three best friends that anyone could have; along with Salty, Sugar and Spice too. However, things were about to change as we were notified that three new pickers were arriving.  First up we had Brice and Saskia a 25 year old French couple and then…

Animal Farm šŸ°šŸ„

Don’t let the title fool you; this story has a happy ending!  It was an average day on the patch; Kieren, Kira, Andrew and I were all picking away. Ellie then pulls up on her tractor and walks over to us. Our immediate thought was we had done something wrong, but no it was one…

A 100kg Day

So we’ve been picking for two months now and I’m still bloody shite!  Everyday the top three pickers are Luke, Jess and Lucy, meanwhile Kieren, Connor and I fight not to be in last place.  The aim is to reach a 100kg total each; which the top three have hit multiple times but the three…

The RSPCA are Watching…

The owners of the farm had gone away to Melbourne for a few days so myself, Ellie and the two other backpackers (Jess and Luke) were tending to the farm.  There wasn’t much to do so life was pretty chilled.  On our lunch break I picked Ellie’s brains about the livestock farms around Australia.  I…

A Trip to Tin Can Bay

As I was the first backpacker to arrive, there wasn’t much work for me to do so instead I helped around the house and farm.  The farmers took me down to their other house in Tin Can Bay one night, where we met their friends and had a curry. It was very different compared to…

First Day on the Farm

As I awoke, I tried to make sense of my surroundings and was greeted by the sound of birds and tractors. I immediately remembered that I was on a farm!  I was given a tour by a local Aussie woman who worked on the farm and it was great! We hopped in an old jeep…

Farmer Lucy Has Arrived!

After a long 20 hour bus journey, I had finally arrived in Gympie!  It’s a cute wee old mining town filled with pubs for the locals and the ever so handy Coles.  The female owner of the farm greeted me at the bus stop and we went to join her husband in a pizza place….

Still Discovering…

So I’ve been in Australia over five months now and I’m still learning about the produce here. I love it! The other day in work we received a parcel which contained finger limes. I had heard all about these and they’d finally arrived! They’re tiny little limes and when you open them the fruit looks…

Farm2Fork Event

Hey! It was time! All the hard work for the last 5 weeks had all built up to this moment, the Farm2Fork event sponsored by Rabobank.  This event was a place for all contributors to the food and agricultural industries to come together and celebrate all that they have done. I had spent the night…