Published: September 4th 2006September 1st 2006
After having faith brought us to Kununurra, a small farming town, we thought it was only right to try out some harvest work. Laura is trying to extend her year work visa to 2 years by doing 3 months of agricultural work and I would like to keep my options open so I thought I would try extending my visa too, plus I need the money so how hard can it be?
We were told pumkin and melon picking was hard so we opted to work on a corn farm instead. It was a 5.30am start to 4.00pm finish with one 15min and one 30 min break throughout the day under 38 degrees + heat detassling, hoeing, picking and packing corn. It was so full on and me and Laura found it hard to stay focused throughout the long day, it just seemed so surreal to be working on corn fields in the dying heat in Australia, so we created our own fun (you'll go insane either wise) and giggled lots.
My highlight was probably that I got to drive a tractor! It was the most physically challenging job I have ever done in my life. We only lasted
Our arms were hurting from hoeing corn plants alday so we borrowed a trolley instead of carrying our shopping back to the hostel
3 days then we tried out butternut farming and to be honest that wasn't any easier either!!!! This time it was a 6.30 am start to 6.00pm finish. It was an awfully long day standing in a packing shed soughting and packing butternuts of all shapes and sizes... It was quite ironic that the company was called Cummings Butternuts!!! By the end of the day I couldn't distingush the difference.. must have got butternut blindness..
All in all we only ended up doing 4 days worth of work. We seriously can't hack it... after all we are city girls! We have decided that we are no longer going to look for work but a Ozie bloke to marry instead. Don't worry mama I will make sure to let you know when the wedding is. We have already had a proposal each... to the same guy but never the less it's still a proposal!!
Anyway, the plan is to now travel to Broome and see what awaits us there. Until the next update take care
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