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What It’s Like to Live on an Australian Farm

farm 9The Australian government are very cheeky. They know that their country is beautiful, full of opportunity, kangaroos and beaches. They know that when you stay here a little while that it becomes increasingly difficult to leave. So if you want to extend your working holiday visa for another year they have made it compulsory to complete 3 months agricultural work in a rural postcode. Sneaky Australia.

farm 11So here we are. We have moved onto a farm in Western Australia and settled into our day-to-day routine. We work until the afternoon on a bigger farm (more on that soon) but live and potter about on this lovely organic small holding.

farm 10We share the house with our fellow farm hands and the land with a couple more of the friendly locals…

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farm 2I’m desperately trying to ignore the fact that these two cuties are destined for the dinner table. I don’t think I’ve got the emotional detachment to become a farmer…

JUST LOOK AT THEM AND THE COWS BEING BFFS!

farm 6The cows are my pet project. They are the shyest herd I’ve ever encountered. They will just stand and watch you from a distance which can be a bit unnerving.

farm 3After weeks of talking to them like a crazy lady, I’ve finally formed a bond! I’m even privileged enough to get a little stroke in now and then.

farm 5There are unfortunately two inhabitants of the farm who I don’t get along with at all.

The bloody geese.

farm 12Urgh, I hate them so much. They hiss, chase you and make such a racket it becomes unbearable. They started off with a hatred of Ryan and then they turned their evil attention to me.

farm 13Just look at the white one! I had to sprint for cover seconds after taking this snap. They can smell my fear.

Apart from the possessed geese, living on a farmstay is pretty sweet. We gather veg from the vegetable garden, collect eggs from the hens and spend warm days swinging in the hammock.farm 8The work on the bigger farm is a whole different story, and one I will be sharing with you soon.

Have you done regional work in Australia? Share your experiences in the comments below or via my social media pages!

 

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