Mat and Jeanette Fegan

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    We live on a 62 acre (25.5ha)property and grow the bulk of our vegetables and fruit organically. We run a few Jersey cows which we milk, free range Berkshire pigs, a small flock of Wiltipol sheep and some poultry. We aim to feed our livestock from grain and hay produced on the property. Work with us will be diverse and could include animal care,  preparation of animal feed, gardening, picking and preserving of fruit and vegetables, crop and hay production as well as general farm maintenance. There are always projects on the go that range from shed work to paving. We will  feed you well with food and meat grown on our farm, shared with us at our table. You will have a comfortable room with reverse cycle air conditioning in our home, access to satellite TV, mobile reception and in summer a swimming pool. We welcome both couples and singles but can only accommodate a maximum of two people at one time. The closest town is Merredin, 30km from our farm and Merredin is 260km from Perth. A train service runs most days between Merredin and Perth and we will happily provide transport to and from the station.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    On Barking Salmon we grow the feed, a mix of grains as well as hay, for our animals. Some of these animals are for our table so growing the feed that our animals eat we can be confident our animals are fed chemical free food. We also compost the chemical free manure and any green waste from the garden to put on our vegetables and fruit trees. We are working to improve the bio dynamics of our soil and use microbes to achieve this in conjunction with rotation methodology in our vegetable gardens  to improve crop health. We bought this property 9 years ago and it continues to be a work in progress.

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    3-7 days

    Accommodation

    In Our Home

    Other options

    Smoking allowed, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together

    Languages spoken

    English

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