Farms are spread over a large area, are isolated and unlike the townships, there is no central community area with shops or reliable public transport system to connect one with ‘civilisation’. In relation to the farms, the nearest town can be as far away as 50km. The nearest corner store is a fair distance from the farm and most definitely not an ideal place for a child to hang out. A farm child’s daily routine involves being transported to school by bus, farm truck or walking, and returning directly to the farm in the afternoon. As one can imagine, this routine would be tedious (especially for an active child!) and having parents who work means that there is no supervision upon returning from school – no one to insist that homework gets done and no one to ensure that a child stays out of mischief.