Working Wednesdays: Harvesting Echinacea in Forth, Tasmania, Australia

A bit later than billed comes today’s Working Wednesdays – been dying in bed with a fever so haven’t had the energy to type anything in the last 24 hours. What does harvesting echinacea mean?? Well actually it just an elaborate way of saying “echinacea cleaning”, or “echinacea purifying” basically. The process that goes from Read more about Working Wednesdays: Harvesting Echinacea in Forth, Tasmania, Australia[…]

Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvesting in Moriarty, Australia

            If you’re reading this and you’ve heard of Moriarty, it’s probably because you’ve been there. If you haven’t been there, I can’t think of any reason why you’d have heard of Moriarty. It sounds like an artistic graveyard. It was for the remains of thousands of broccoli plants that Read more about Working Wednesdays: Broccoli Harvesting in Moriarty, Australia[…]

Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest: Squeaking Point

  Ah the joys of farming and the obscurity of place names. A phone call one night from my boss Hayley went something like this “Jonny, can you be at Squeaking Point for 7 am tomorrow to cut cauliflower?”. Of course my answer was “Yes” but I was also hazarding a “where the hell is Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest: Squeaking Point[…]

How to make wallaby bolognaise

Friday’s Featured Food: Wallaby Bolognaise in Tasmania, Australia

While living in Tasmania I ended up staying for a while at Tasman Backpackers in Devonport – basically a live in, working hostel for travellers and workers on the nearby farms. Once a month we did a communal food night which meant that over 50 people that lived in the massive complex (a former hospital/nursing Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Wallaby Bolognaise in Tasmania, Australia[…]

Working Wednesdays: Planting Pyrethrum

Every Wednesday I bring you a random working Wednesday from my travels. This one ranks as probably the most bizarre job I’ve had to date. Considering the fact that I didn’t even know what on earth pyrethrum was when I started the job makes it even funnier. And unless all of you reading are liars Read more about Working Wednesdays: Planting Pyrethrum[…]

Getting a second Australia working holiday visa

The Day I…Did A Shit In A Broccoli Field!!

With travelling comes strange and amusing stories. This one, though slightly disgusting just highlights the amusement you can look back on, and in this case laugh at myself a couple of years down the line. Did I really shit myself in a broccoli field? Yes! I ended up doing extensive broccoli farming for about 3 Read more about The Day I…Did A Shit In A Broccoli Field!![…]

Cauliflower Harvest: Port Sorell, Tasmania, Australia

Writing about my many jobs in Tasmania a few years on is an odd thing, but caught up in the madness and busy lifestyle that I lead, I have a few final stories from Tasmania, where I spent five amazing months back in early 2010 while on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia. Yet to Read more about Cauliflower Harvest: Port Sorell, Tasmania, Australia[…]

Australian Road Trip Part 1: Leaving Coles Beach, Devonport, Tasmania

Well the road trip finally began, and I have to say I believe it began at Coles Beach in Devonport. That was where I stayed manys a night sleeping in my car while living in Tasmania. From here in June 2010, I left behind Tasmania on a four state road trip north to Queensland. 5 Read more about Australian Road Trip Part 1: Leaving Coles Beach, Devonport, Tasmania[…]