We have a small hobby farm with a few cows and horses and we are on a path to live self sustainability. We eat from the vegetable garden. We are trying to regenerate our land, create bio diversity and a safe place for wild life.
Come learn some of the skills, knowledge and terminology that may help you get a job on an outback cattle station. We've had volunteers for the past 10 years so we understand how to teach people new skills and negotiate the language barrier.
FARM SKILLS MAY INCLUDE:
Using power tools
Digging post holes
Mixing and pouring concrete
Operate & maintain a 4WD, ride on lawn mower & whipper snipper
Operate pumps and generators
Safely drive with and reverse a trailer
Working with steel
Building gate and corner assemblies
Using workshop hand tools
We have done alot of charity work with horses and riding for the disabled.
UNFORTUNATELY THERE ISN'T ANY HORSE HELP NEEDED AT THE MOMENT
You may have the opportunity to learn some basic horsemanship like:
Mixing horse feed
How to safely approach & catch a horse
Putting on a rope halter
Leading horses safely
Tie up horses safely
Quick release knot
Feeding horses with a nose bag
(SORRY WE DONT HAVE ANY HORSES SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS)
We are in central Qld on a small hobby farm. Comfortable basic furnished accommodation available or bring your own van/bus/car. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful area. Just 15km to beach and boat ramp. Plenty of time to explore the surrounding areas.
We are very friendly, down to earth and genuine people. We have a very quiet little farm with a bunch of different animals. You will also see wallabies, kookaburras, amazing sunsets and bright starlight nights.
• We don't have paid work on our hobby farm
• There is no paid work in the local area
• We don't do cash in hand jobs on our hobby farm
• You must be able to support yourself financially
• We are not a business, we don't make any money from our hobby farm
This is a very quiet farm, it`s hot and dry, we sometimes have water restrictions, sometimes it rains alot, there`s no public transport, no neighbours and no shops.
There is no WIFI however there is full reception for Telstra and Optus on your mobile phone.
If you need entertainment in a social setting this isn`t the place for you. You must enjoy your own company be reliable, honest and trustworthy.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Learn Aussie the culture, farm skills, english language and horsemanship.
We provide opportunities for you to learn valuable farm skills that are listed in the main description.
You'll have your own fully furnished bedroom, bathroom, open air lounge & kitchen all built in a large livable shed. There are kitchen and laundry facilities available for you to use.
You will be required too keep your cottage very clean this includes washing dishes, cleaning walls, kitchen, lounge and bathroom plus sweeping out.
Activities available on farm are bush walking, jogging, swimming in the dam, bird watching, patting cows & tree climbing.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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