Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Matthew at Harvey Ag

Matthew will be going into year eleven next year, and he thinks he would like to go to Agricultural College. On Sunday he went to the Harvey Ag school and along with about a dozen other kids had a "try out" to see if they liked the school. They stayed Sunday and Monday nights in the boarding house. The two days were pretty busy by the sound of what Matt has been telling us. The first morning he had to get up at 5.30am to help milk the cows, which was a good start! He brought home a bread board made out of pine wood that he made in woodwork, and a holder for screwdrivers that he made in metalwork. And best of all, the food was good.

Matthew in his cubicle in the boarding house

As you can see from the photo, the accommodation is pretty basic. And it won't be having any updates, because the school has been given $25 million to relocate to the site of the new farm at Wokalup (was the old Wokalup Agricultural research station). Unfortunately Matthew will be too early to take advantage of the new facilities next year, but in four years time it should be a really first-rate facility.

Roger went and picked Matthew up from Harvey this afternoon, and now he is at the farm for a couple of weeks. We'll have to find a few jobs for him!


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