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…

Strawberry Picking on our Lunch Break 🍓

Today was a bit of a disaster; we were all woken up at 6.30am by a very bashful Ellie; she may had forgotten to tell us we were picking, so instead we got drunk and stayed up so late the night before.  The whole group were rough AF and exhausted, PLUS the beans were absolutely…

Animal Farm 🐰🐥

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…

Farewell Trip to Hervey Bay 

So the time had come when our wee group had time to part ways… Lucy and Connor were the first to leave us; wee had a final love island session in the tv room and had a tearful/sleepy goodbye at 5am the next day. They’re now in Sydney, living it up in the city with…

The Best Day Off Yet

I can fairly say that my team and I have had some of the best days off, since doing farm work but today made it to the top of the list.  So without further ado, let’s get to it! The crew set their alarms and were all up by 7am. We loaded the cars and…

Night Out In Noosa

The group of us were gagging for a day off, it was crazy. From shit beans, to weeds, to management changes, to arguments; we knew we had to leave.  Finally, our lucky day arrived and we were off to Noosa. The usual six of us were ready to go, plus two new additions: Kira, a…

Camp Fire Cooking

After another tough few days on the farm; days off been stripped, a whole patch of mouldy beans and being made to weed out of control weeds, the group were working hard together to raise each other’s spirits.  So Kieren got a fire going in our camp area and we decided to do some outdoors…

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…

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…