My three months of working on the peach farm and living with Rubie and her family at Narrawallee Beach on the NSW South Coast has come to an end. Working six day weeks made it virtually impossible to find time to blog (and in the end, even to hike), but I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what farm life was like during my summer of peaches.
The first glimpse of the farm on the drive in.
The property consists of beautiful flats surrounded by ridges of lush Australian bush. The creek running through the property provides irrigation for the fruit and sustenance for the cows.
Loads of structures around the property from the farm’s various incarnations offer fantastic potential for possible farmstay accoms – though the owners have no plans for this kind of development in the immediate future.
Shenanigans in the shed – Rubie and Rob have a great working relationship – always up for a laugh. We’re loading the van here, as part of the morning routine.
More packing shed shenanigans – Rubie creates her own entertainment between sets with Willie, and Waylan and the boys 😜.
Best fed cows in Australia 👍.
Riding around the farm on the back of this truck invoked memories of childhood.
One of the many beautiful trees on the property. The south coast gets such great rainfall that everything grows abundant and green all summer long. Note the fruit bat in the centre of the shot. The peach farmer’s nemesis…
Gals digging the farm life.
“Millions of peaches, peaches for me…” Extensive netting protects the yield from birds, bats and other bandits.
Don’t mind if I do!
Some final scenes from the farm. Can you spot the tree with the barbed wire growing through it?
Not a bad place to spend a summer. Doesn’t get much better than this…