As I was walking to the store to buy a new phone, my phone switched on for the first time in days. Very coincidental. Anyways I looked for a new phone, but I think I will buy one online and get a better deal.
This has allowed me to access the first picture I have snapped on the farm so far.
I thought the land around Ayr was flat, until we arrived at the farm 30 minutes from the hostel. Suddenly the terrain changes and we have a backdrop of beautiful mountains covered in dense forest and steep cliffs. The temperature varies everyday, some days are kind to the farm workers with clouds and a light breeze. Other days, like today, are full of relentless heat and blue skies. You need to have a minimum of 5 litres of water during a shift, enough to see you through the day and the heat. Some days bring huge downpours, with that, flash floods that make work and quad biking rather difficult. The quad biking is my favorite part of the work, cruising along on a trailer behind a farmer and his dog as we take in the scenery.
The itching is what I hate the most. I haven’t been bitten by a spider or a snake yet, so they haven’t been a problem for me. Green ants however, they are fast becoming an enemy.
If anyone has any questions regarding the farmwork, I would be more than happy to answer them. It is great fun. Hard work but fun. I have three days left on this current farm before moving onto something else, this farm is at the end of its season.
72 days to go…