Working at Simpson’s

Today, I want to tell you a bit more detailed about my work. As already told, I am working on Australias largest avocado farm for 5 weeks now. Time flies.

As you know, I’m always having fun. If the boss isn’t getting a red face from the stupid stuff I do, he sometimes tells me some interesting stuff: The Simpson’s farms are split up into 3 seperate farms. The one I’m working on is the Bonalea-farm. Just on this farm alone, there are about 70,000 avocado trees and to pick them in a reasonable way there’s two different teams: On the one hand, there’s the ground pickers, a group of about 7 people, which pick all the avocados that are in reach from the ground. On the other hand, there’s the so-called cherry pickers who pick all the remaining avocados ? off the up to 20m tall trees. That’s what me and my team of about 20 people is doing.

That’s how we work for 9 hours per day, six days a week. Starting in August, actually 7 days unless it starts to rain to heavily.

In the picture from the car, there’s the group from our hostel. We’re a funny team ???.

In the video you can see a small part of the farm, as well as the “super fast” cherry picker ?.

…the stuff on the trees is obviuosly avocados – I always say: “Welcome to avocado heaven” ?.

And the last photo shows how the are usually being sold.

I’m really thankful for the job at Simpson’s and can recommend it to everyone who’s nearby and looking for a job. I’m already looking forward to future farmwork, even though avocado season is still going until August…