20/02/2019 - 10/12/2019
I'm 52, fit and able and willing to muck in to do whatever needs to be done. My day job for the last ten years has been as a lecturer in adult education at the University of Tasmania, but outside work my love is for wild places and outdoor living. In my lifetime I've owned small farms, worked in the UK with horses, and in the US on farms (dairies, crop farming, commercial chicken growers). I'm a good cook, get along well with kids of all ages (I have two of my own now at University in Melbourne, hence the freedom to travel!), and can be a very useful assistant with most tasks!
I'd really like to be useful in 2019 as well as do something I've always wanted to do - and that's to work on a station in a regional/rural area and learn lots. Rather than do the tourist thing, I'd prefer to get to know the people and how a station works. I'm keen to go to a property that is concerned about the environment and trying to improve animal and farm practices. I'm hardworking, reliable, cheerful and honest. As a lecturer in Education, I have an up to date working with children certificate and a current first aid certificate. I don't smoke, and only drink socially. I'm also a keen and experienced horse rider, and absolutely love dogs.
My aim is to leave Tassie mid Feb and not return till December!
Very happy to answer any other questions!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Cooking, gardening, kids (I have two who are now 19 and 21), helping with farm work, milking cows, horse-riding, computer skills (but I want a break from desk work)
Special dietary requirements