So after spending a few weeks in Adelaide and awaiting news of a job Jen had applied for in Melbourne, we decided to do a few weeks of our regional work towards our second year visa, while waiting for the outcome of the job! After seeing an ad on gumtree for some woofing (working on an organic farm for free – well food and accommodation) about 2 hours away from Adelaide, we contacted and arranged to visit the couple at the farm. Aunty Doris drove us down for the day, and afterwards we visited the beautiful beachside town of Port Elliott.
The farm itself was owned by an Australian couple and was an organic vegetable farm. After a walk around and a chat, they offered us a place for a few weeks as we had been honest and told them we may be moving in Melbourne in a few weeks!
That week we got ourselves organised with some clothes from the op shops (charity shop) and bought a car as the farm was in the middle of the country. We spent 3 weeks on the farm, and after week 1 another young English couple arrived to do their regional work. We lived in a cabin separate to the main house, which was comfortable and clean, and ate most meals in the main house with Ian and Colleen, the farm’s owners.
Over the 3 weeks we had a lot of giggles, picked a lot of veg, planted lettuce etc, weeded, weeded and weeded some more! David and John also built a new fence to keep the chooks (chickens) in! During our time there, we had weekends off and spent this time visiting the neighbouring towns such as Port Elliot, visited the micro-brewery in Myponga,visited Alexandrina cheese company for cheesecake & milkshakes 🙂 O and spotted different wildlife such as kangaroos and alpacas. 2 weeks in we found out jen got the job in Melbourne, so we done another week at the farm before finishing up. All in all it was enjoyable and we’ve another 10weeks to look forward too to get our second year visa 🙂