IT WAS good to catch up with Andrew Mitchell from Moriarty recently at the Caltex at Epping Forest.
Andrew tells us he mixes driving with trying to work his farm at Moriarty, sheep, cattle, and a bit of cropping.
“Farming now days is a bit like trying to flog a dead horse and getting more so lately,” he said.
He was driving Ryan’s 2007 Mack Vision with a 470 Mack up front and towing a Tautliner loaded with stock feed.
He was on his return leg back home from Roberts at Bridgewater at the time.
“I have been here doing casual for Ryan’s for 10 months or so now and they are a great crowd to work for, and I do like the Mack,” he said.
“It works in well with the farm, and after four years or so driving, I do enjoy the job and the balance is good, as that way I do get back to the farm and away for a break from the tourists as well, especially in the ‘high season’. So no regrets at all, and it’s all good. Good to see a bit of rain down here, and sure feel sorry for those on the Big Island suffering from the drought.”