We are a farming family in Theodore, Central Queensland, running a Quarter Horse Stud which we live on , a cattle breeding operation in Taroom, 2 hrs away, a Cropping operation here at home and a Management Consultancy. We have anywhere from 12+ dogs at any time, upwards of 50 horses and 1200 head of breeder cattle.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
general farm work
dog care - feeding, exercising, cleaning cages, veterinary assistance
horse care - feeding, mucking out stables, washing, catching, riding, training, ground work, exercising, rugging
nannying - 3 little girls under 4yrs
garden work - weeding, mowing, whipper snipping, watering, general garden maintenance
cattle - mustering, yard work
building - stables, chook house, cubby house, yards
housework - cleaning, washing, cooking
office work - administration
general errands - shopping, mail etc
separate cottage on the property and spare bedrooms in the main house
A palm tree lined avenue called the Boulevard welcomes you to Theodore - the town that water built - drawing your eye past the impressive sporting fields and showgrounds into the rural ambience of the main retail area.
Browse in the specialty shops for that unique item of fashion, giftware or memento and enjoy excellent coffee in the town's cafes. The Boulevard then leads you to Queensland's only co-operative hotel. The massive pumping station behind the Hotel has been given new life as the Dawson Folk Museum - enjoy the history and memorabilia of the District and beyond - is that really a bushranger's gun?. Stroll on a little further to the picturesque Junction Park located at the intersection of Castle Creek and the mighty Dawson River - the perfect spot for a barbecue, picnic or overnight camping (48 hour free camping limit). Enjoy one of the many planned walks around the community, from 2km to 9km showcasing beautiful parks and gardens, scenic lookouts or local industries and agriculture. Or take a drive using the Theodore Tourist Centre's (49931900) scripted routes to the stunning Isla Gorge, the mountainous development of the Dawson Coal Mine or the historic flagged 'convict' road.
Just 50km down the road, Cracow is a town steeped in history. Named in 1851 for a pastoral run, gold was first discovered in 1875 by itinerant fossickers and in 1831 the Golden Plateau mine was established. At its peak the town boasted five cafes, barber shop, billiard saloon, two butchers, a picture theatre and a soft drink factory. The closure of the mine in 1976 has left many houses and all the shops except for the Hotel deserted. The Cracow Hotel is lauded as the home of the world's last remaining travelling Boxing tent and has an eclectic collection of memorabilia on display. You can catch the Boxing Troupe in Cracow once in March every year and the hotel offers accommodation with tall tales of ghostly visits, evening meals and light lunches seven days. Cracow Gold Mine now operates the underground mine and have undertaken the restoration of three historic buildings located alongside the Community Centre - new life for the old Bowls Club. Take a walking tour of the deserted buildings along the main street up to the abandoned grand hospital. Savour the history of the town's cemetery before taking the picturesque drive (North) to 'Cracow Beach' where the rare Livistona Palms feature in abundance - a perfect spot for a picnic, a paddle, some fishing or an overnight camp.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families