53 min

Meg Bignell isn't a farmer's wife Life on the Land

    • Society & Culture

She describes herself as a 'sometimes farmer'. You'll rarely find her milking the cows but without her, her family may not be able to make a living from dairy cows nor live on-farm - for there would be no one to ensure her children get a good education in a bigger city, drive long distances to sporting events, move a mob of cows at a minutes notice, make business phone calls or generally tie up all the loose ends to form some semblance of an ordered life.

I think many of you might also be sometimes farmers.

Meg Bignell, who grew up on a farm growing Hops for the Cascade Brewery in Tasmania is also a published author, she's a trained trauma nurse, she presented the weather in the Tassie nightly news, wrote medical scripts for Channel 7's All Saints - and there is more - including her soon to be released dissertation on the modern-day feminist, her novel The Angry Women's Choir.

Thank you to Boarding Schools Expo for sponsoring this episode. "Boarding Schools Expo Australia has been a trusted resource for families searching for the right boarding school for their children and now they're reaching right across Australia."⁠

Newly launched Boarding Expo 365, is a virtual Expo reaching families across Australia- whether you're up in the Kimberley, flying choppers east of Normanton or making brie on King Island - Boarding Expo 365 will showcase schools right from your kitchen table! Head to their website www.boardingexpo.com.au to discover your boarding school options today⁠

She describes herself as a 'sometimes farmer'. You'll rarely find her milking the cows but without her, her family may not be able to make a living from dairy cows nor live on-farm - for there would be no one to ensure her children get a good education in a bigger city, drive long distances to sporting events, move a mob of cows at a minutes notice, make business phone calls or generally tie up all the loose ends to form some semblance of an ordered life.

I think many of you might also be sometimes farmers.

Meg Bignell, who grew up on a farm growing Hops for the Cascade Brewery in Tasmania is also a published author, she's a trained trauma nurse, she presented the weather in the Tassie nightly news, wrote medical scripts for Channel 7's All Saints - and there is more - including her soon to be released dissertation on the modern-day feminist, her novel The Angry Women's Choir.

Thank you to Boarding Schools Expo for sponsoring this episode. "Boarding Schools Expo Australia has been a trusted resource for families searching for the right boarding school for their children and now they're reaching right across Australia."⁠

Newly launched Boarding Expo 365, is a virtual Expo reaching families across Australia- whether you're up in the Kimberley, flying choppers east of Normanton or making brie on King Island - Boarding Expo 365 will showcase schools right from your kitchen table! Head to their website www.boardingexpo.com.au to discover your boarding school options today⁠

53 min

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