Does the governesses usually have to get involved in the everyday farm work? I.e. with animals etc
And once you are going out and doing this sort of work, use it in your school work to make it more relevant to the kids.... like a reluctant writer might be keen to write about his/her poddy calf that they saved, or lets add up all the calves and cows figures and for older kids, how many cattle would be on the truck if there were this many to a deck or if there are this many cattle to load, how many decks will we need (just get a bit of expert info from mum or dad as to how many per deck and then you won't look like a goose in front of the kids, LOL)
As I have a background in farming that was the main attraction for heading out as a Govie, but I found in a previous job they much preferred I stayed at home and made smokos and cleaned. Now i'm in a job where i'm expected to work along side the family and as they are new to sheep my experience is being utilised. Plus, I am learning about cattle win win. Just make sure whichever opinion you have that everything is clear BEFORE taking on the job.