Jen's story

January 14, 2020

I definitely recommend the farm experience.

The farmer I worked for is an awesome person and I'm forever grateful for finding this job as I think if I ever faced any trouble he would always be here to help. I have also learned a lot of new things on the farm and discovered what I want to do with my life in the future

For me personally, the criteria was to find a farm that would just feel right and I'd know for sure that I am 100% safe out there. The location didn't really matter. I was looking for a position on a horse or cattle farm because I have some background experience, I knew it would be an advantage.

I was not afraid of hard work as I have always worked hard so I was very open-minded and excited to experience something new in Australia.

My Biggest challenge was settling down in the countryside after spending the first few weeks in a big city & leaving all the new friends and people behind. Also, there are a lot of bushfires raging around so at times I felt a bit worried about them as in my home country there is no such thing.

Dealing with these difficulties just took time. It took a month for me to get settled here and because my employer was so nice, he gave me four days off so I could travel to Brisbane to see my friends. I'm doing it again before finishing the work.

Upon reflection I would not do much differently, maybe try to be a bit more relaxed in the first weeks, give the farm life a chance earlier on knowing I’ll be back in big city life soon enough.

The farmer I worked for is an awesome person and I'm forever grateful for finding this job as I think if I ever faced any trouble he would always be here to help. I have also learned a lot of new things on the farm and discovered what I want to do with my life in the future.

Country of Origin
Finland
Work Category
Stud Hand
Location
Denman, New South Wales
Accommodation
On Farm Accommodation
Transport
Own Car
Overall
Accommodation
Safety
Fairness
Work Enjoyment
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