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[…]

backpacking in antarctica

How to Backpack Your Way to Antarctica!

Backpacking your way to Antarctica?? Are you serious? Yes! Antarctica is without doubt the most amazing place I have travelled to, to date. It really is like another world and anyone who has been there will agree with me. It’s a white continent of superlatives, it’s magical! But can you do it on a backpacker Read more about How to Backpack Your Way to Antarctica![…]

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: Langmaid Farm, Forth *

Raindrops on my window and dawn breaking meant it was almost morning in Forth, northern Tasmania. I had slept in my car opposite the town’s main pub, ready for a day’s work just south of the town Forth, actually more of a rural village. I would be working with the locals and with the farmer Read more about Cauliflower Harvest: Langmaid Farm, Forth *[…]

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[…]

Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvesting at Sharman Farm, Kindred, Tasmania

Living in Tasmania it’s not an exaggeration to say you see as many animals as you do people. Another of my cauliflower farm stints was a day working out at Sharman Farm in Kindred. Where? Yes, I had no idea where Kindred was either until I was asked to work there, as was what happened Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvesting at Sharman Farm, Kindred, Tasmania[…]

Working On The World’s First Broccoli Harvester…

It was a pleasure to have worked on the world’s first broccoli harvester – we were the first ever team to use it. There are two broccoli harvesters in existence, the brainchild of Joe Cook, our employer. The broccoli harvester was made by Tasmanian company Dobmac. They operate in Tasmania and New Zealand. Dobmac Website Read more about Working On The World’s First Broccoli Harvester…[…]