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We live in a beautiful area of Australlia and our busy home is bursting with life and animals. The whole family are animal lovers therefore we have many pets. Mayfield is a working cattle and sheep farm with a twist we also breed australian stockhorses, agist horses and run a college. The Australian college of Equine Podiotherapy trains hoof care professionals in the equine industry.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Travellers will receive a real Aussie experience
We welcome experienced horse riders. Jobs will be worked out to your area of expertise, however we try to make sure there is variety.
Verrandah room on the house with a separate toilet and shower. No SMOKING
What else ...
There is a bus to Yarck that goes twice a day from southern cross station in Melbourne.
We would like people who willingly help us or our employees with the daily tasks as a part of the team. Half of our family are vegetarians and the other half not, so we eat a range of food and aren't opposed to new foods.
We expect our helpers to be engaging and we will endeavor to treat them as one of the family.
On a farm your day to day activities vary seasonally. We run horses, cattle and sheep.
We feed horses twice a day and cattle and sheep at times of forage shortage.
We have hens and care for them daily collecting eggs.
We have a dogs, cats, pet pigs and pet birds(and much more).
Caring for the animals is all year round with the best times being when the babies are born.
Calving is in February
Lambing is in March/April
Foaling is in November/December
We begin at 7 am every day with important chores attending housed and sick animals.
We eat breakfast from 7.40 – 8.20 and then work out what will happen for the day depending on the weather and the season etc.
Our volunteers live with us and eat meals with us and are involved in most things except personal matters such as weddings and funerals and doctors appointments.
You are welcome to horse ride in your spare time and we also have mountain bikes. We have a pool, sauna, massage chair, movie room and spa.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
Unlimited WiFi available
Space for parking camper vans
We have plenty of room for parking up a van.
How many Workawayers can stay?
4 hours a day, 5 days a week
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She was a Quiet achiever and was excellent with our young horses. I would definitely employ such a young girl if she lived in Australia. We miss her and so do the horses.
She was a lovely person to have around with a lot of positive energy. I really appreciated her help and she appreciated how busy I am.
From the first second i felt like a team and familie member, everybody helps each other, you can learn a lot and have really nice chats. You will meet so many different people and if you are interestet and luky you can see from sheepsharing
As a workawayer you are a full part of the family and the team of other people working there (3 people are part-time employed for few days per week and ev. there are other workawayer – there was another girl during my stay – we were a great team :-) ). The whole family is working
I had awesome 10 days on the farm, surrounded by pure beauty, amongst a lovely family. I enjoyed my stay with the Bowes very much. They are high-energy, hard working and generous people. I enjoyed the tasks, and there is always tasks to do, and I even got to do things like moving a mob of sheep on horse back...
Thankyou for staying with us Mel, you were amazing and are welcome here anytime.
They made me feel being a part of their family and I always felt home.
I learned a lot about horse hooves and laminitis and enjoyed every moment surrounded by the horses.
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As they say they are a very busy family and anyone with a vague interest in horses or farming is sure not to get bored. My days,