Laura Chapman, UK - 2011 Summer Season
I arrived at Sutherland with an open mind, ready and willing to experience life on a rural Cattle Station.
My role as a domestic was mentally and physically challenging, but this made my experience interesting and extremely fulfilling. The experiences and lessons that I have learnt whilst living on a remote property have been ones that have changed me as a person, for the better.
My highlights were looking after the dogs, (Bear, Casper, Zap and Molly being my favourites!), experiencing the wildlife, (snakes, spiders, geckos and goannas to name a few), and being able to participate in the mustering and drafting of cattle.
The weekends were filled with water skiing, swimming in the creek, relaxing and having fun. Kacie, Ardie and Nikko are friendly people, who made me feel at home and part of their family. They have a lovely house with beautiful, well-kept gardens, surrounded by paddocks, fields, friendly animals and perfect sunshine!
It was refreshing to be away from the hustle and bustle of the City, which allowed me to relax and discover which direction I wanted to head in when I returned to the UK. Thank you for allowing me the experience and opportunity to work for you.
Goodbye for now, one day, I'll be back!