Our three generation family run a 5500 acre merino wool farm, with sheep, cattle, dogs, bees and chooks. We are in the establishment phase of our permaculture garden and food forest but are aiming to produce most of our own food in the future. use holistic management and free choice lick with livestock.I have a great interest in regenerative farming practices, including, cover crops, green manure, zero till farming, erosion control using filter dams and zuni bowls, silvopasture, agroforestry, building farm diversity.
We are always learning more and hope to find a person who wants to grow with us for a while! Our goal is greater self-sufficiency with less work and more fun.
We eat meat but do cater for vegetarians. Accommodation either in main house or the separate shack. We have a well-stocked library, nearby national parks to explore (the beautiful Warrumbungle Mountains) and thousands of acres to roam and explore as you like.We hope to hear from you soon!
Current projects on farm are renewing fences, renovating 105 year old weatherboard house(including Restumping and reroofing), building filter dams in gullies. If we find time we have numerous other building projects to attack, including milling timber, walipini(pit greenhouse), shack extension, building trellis on house, woolshed extension, etc.
Possible daily tasks you may help with are, feeding livestock, working on vege garden, planting fruit trees, compost making, cooking, shifting livestock, general farm maintenance etc.
Also to add to farm work I have two daughters Rosie 3 and Bonnie 5 Years. So if you are more interested in au pair/ nanny work, I would appreciate the help. Possible tasks would be pick up and drop off to preschool bus, getting ready for preschool, helping supervise girls whilst doing work on farm, supervising them around house whist we are not around.
We hope to hear from you soon.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We can share our knowledge of what we have learnt in the hope that use may use it or share with someone who may use it and hope to learn new things from you
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We can cater for a large range of skills and learning experiences.
some skills/education that we can provide for are
large scale farming experience(working towards organics)
permaculture skills both large and small scale
help with my daughters
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Accommodation can be in the main house or seperate helpers quarters.
helpers quarters has its own kitchen, but we prefer to have communal meals most of the time
40km from Warrumbungle National park.
20km from local village (Tooraweenah)
150km from Mudgee wine region
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have mobile internet service. It is not the best, but enough for most of our needs. We have an office with computer and also if you have your own and want your own space, the workers quarters has enough space to do so
Have plenty of space. Can park anywhere on property if wanted. We have an outside shower and toilet near the house, self contained shower and toilet near workshop, access to bore water on most of property if wanting to camp away from buildings.
Yes, we have several dogs. ours are mostly social with other dogs. Our dogs are mainly work dogs and stay outside, but if your dog is house trained we are happy to have them inside Our dogs do chase cats, so would be alright as long as cats stay inside.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week