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…

State of Origin

After working hard for the last few weeks, we were able to break up the picking with a barbecue and rugby game.  It’s not just your usual match though; it’s called the state of origin and its where Queensland play New South Wales over three games, to see who’s the best.  The backpackers headed over…

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…

Rainbow Beach 

We had worked a pretty full on few days and we’re rewarded with a day off! It got even better because Sandi and Dave took us to Rainbow Beach.  We set off in the morning in separate cars and headed to the beach.  Connor, Lucy and I went with Sandi and her mum; we also…

A Vegan Feast

Another newbie arrived, this time it was a female WWOOFer from England called Hannah. She wasn’t being paid to work on the farm, instead she was fed by Sandi and Dave; whilst also learning about organic farming.  Hannah added something different to the group as she was vegan, so I picked her brains on what…

Professional Pickers 💁🏽

The five of us headed back down to the patch to start our second batch of picking.  We did second picks on the peas and beans, so there wasn’t as much to get but a lot of the veg had plumped up and they were easier to see.  It was a miracle! We weren’t in…

Wildlife on the Farm

Aside from the dogs and cat we’ve met, there’s been a few unexpected appearances on the farm. First up are the bloody awful Huntsman spiders. They’re not dangerous but they’re huge and love to pop up to scare the living day lights out of you. Our first encounter was when we were cleaning the packing…

Lunch at Mothar Mountain 

Ellie took myself, Jess and Luke off the farm for a day. We went to her house 20 minutes away in a place called Mothar Mountain.  Her house was awesome, it was open plan in the middle of the forest. Proper Aussie. She also had a Great Dane rescue called Zara. Here’s Jess with the…

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…