There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.
After leaving school spent 15 years involved in sheep and cattle farming mostly employed as a shepherd. Other work involved fencing, crutching, shearing and tractor work. Other employment includes working for Norsewear Knitting factory, operating a Four Square and cabinet making, Also making small sheds, chicken sheds, dog kennels and other small building types. I've always been a DIYer. After retirement age I worked part time at a service station. .My interests are art and dancing.