Episode 8: Rachel & Bodie Hill
In this episode, Bodie and Rachel Hill discuss the ups and downs of living and working in one of the most remote parts of the state. Their property, Waka Station is near Cameron Corner at the border between New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. More than three hours hours away from the nearest town, the pair consider their patch of land an oasis.
But making a living from the land isn’t always easy, and the pair speak candidly about their struggles with mental health and the challenges that experiencing depression can have on not just the family relationship, but the farm and the business.
Rather than being overwhelmed by the black dog, Bodie and Rachel embraced the opportunity to re-evaluate their life and their business, and shift their focus to positive elements in their life. They say the shift in perspective towards their lifestyle ultimately had a beneficial impact on their business.
The pair also discuss their complicated relationship with social media – how their approach to platforms such as Facebook has evolved over the years to become more about presenting life on the land honestly, rather than picture perfect selfies.
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