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…

Animal Farm ­čÉ░­čÉą

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 Wee Getaway to Maroochydore 

The group had worked 2 weeks straight and had spent the last few days on second picks, so we were very low. Luckily, good old Ellie saw this and arranged for us to go to her friends for a couple of days, down in Maroochydore.  So the boys went in one car and the girls…

An Aussie Hog Roast

So two new backpackers arrived on the farm; Kieren, 21 from London and Bryan, 23 from Manchester.  They had it easy, one day picking, a day off and then another day picking (all on big juicy beans). However, Bryan couldn’t hack it and quit after two days. So we sent him on his way the…

Bec’s Birthday

It was Sandi and Dave’s daughter, Bec’s, 23rd birthday and the whole farm were preparing to celebrate.  Sandi took myself, Lucy and Hannah on a veggie shop around all the local farms. It was adorable, they’d leave the produce in a wee cart and trust that you would leave money. I love rural areas.  Here…

Chicken Salt Chips

If you’ve ever been to Australia you will have definitely tried chicken salt chips, and if you haven’t – you have missed out!!!  Occasionally, if we’ve done really well, the wee babe Ellie will treat us to $10 worth of chips.  We had worked especially hard this week; it was a second pick, so not…

Turning a Quarter of a Century 

It’s official, I’m now an adult. On the 23rd of May I turned 25 and realised I’m no longer in my ‘early twenties’. But, who cares?! I have no plans of getting preggers, investing in a house or getting hitched. I’m more than happy to be spending my birthday on a farm in Australia.  The…

Farewell from my Brazilians

Another of my leaving events came around and this time it was hosted by my lovely Brazilian housemates.  I also invited Tash and Ben over because it was about time that they had dinner cooked for them! I invited Rita and her husband too so my two favourite sets of Brazilian people could finally meet. …

Dinner in Botany Bay 

Instead of my usual restaurant hunting, I was invited over for a home cooked meal by Rita (my lovely Brazilian friend).  Her mum and her mum’s friend had come to Sydney for a visit, and had been feeding Rita and her husband delicious home cooked food since their arrival. I heard stories about all the…