Jonny Blair's travel blog harvesting cauliflower at Ambleside Farm in Tasmania

Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest at Ambleside, East Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

My final flirt with cauliflower harvesting and indeed working on Tasmanian farms came at Phil’s Farm on Loanes Lane, Ambleside in East Devonport in Northern Tasmania. I had spent almost 6 months living in Tasmania, working on farms almost the entire time and still fitting travel and sightseeing in on my days off. As a Read more about Working Wednesdays: Cauliflower Harvest at Ambleside, East Devonport, Tasmania, 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[…]

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[…]