Posted by: Mandy | September 30, 2009

The Last Blog I Will Ever Write About A Zucchini

Despite what may be portrayed in this blog, the majority of my time spent in Bundaberg took place on Arnicar’s zucchini farm…not various pubs.  So here’s what went on at the farm I spent about 6 days a week at for 3 months 🙂

First we’d all drive off to work at 6 am in one of the lovely hostel vans.  This is Shitbox, and yes that is the van’s official name and it is called that for a reason.

Work Van

Work Van

Then we’d walk up and down rows and rows of zucchinis, cutting them off and filling buckets…

Zucchinis as far as the eye can see...

Zucchinis as far as the eye can see...

Brad comes around in the ute and picks up our buckets full of zucchinis.

Bundaberg 157

Zucchinis go into the washer…

Bundaberg 158

And come out into the wheel, where the 5 us will stand around at tables and pack boxes until there are no more zucchinis.

Bundaberg 159

To give you an idea of how many zucchinis we’ve been packing, we pick about 8-10 buckets per row.  6 of us pick a bay and a half each day, there’s 12 rows to each bay.  You can do the math 🙂

The Zucchini Crew

The Zucchini Crew



  1. that’s a lot of zucchini bread!!!!!!!! lybt

  2. My friend! I worked on Paul @ Ricki Arnicar’s farm also, Watermelon, Rockmelon, Sweet Popato – a fantastic time! Hard work, many fantastic people, an adventure! I recognize Lisa Mascoll from London/UK in the middle of the final picture. Bye for now.

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