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Butterfly Bartram

Host Profile

My Property

Property Name

Dead bull farming co-op

Farming methods

Organic

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Short Property Description

Situated on 150 hectares of bush and pasture, bordered by the pristine Brodrib river, great swimming and fishing. We have a large fully equipped workshop for metal and woodworking. We have a tennis court and a croquet lawn.

We grow our own vegetables, milk cows to make butter, cheese and yoghurt. We run 65 sheep and 4 cows, and we also have a wombat and kangaroo orphanage on the property as well.

We have a small quarry we’re we make our own mud bricks to build our houses. We are surrounded by light mined friendly neighbours.

We can sign off on 2nd year visas.

DO NOT CONTACT by message or email, use phone only, and leave a message if not answered.

Full Property Description

If you don’t have your own transportation, we can pick you up from the Orbost bus station by arrangement on a Sunday or Monday.

Please check out V-Line Timetable below:

https://www.railmaps.com.au/routedetails.php?RouteSelect=336

On the farm we will need help with clearing trees from fence lines, brush cutting, weeding, pruning, egg collecting, feeding the animals.

In your free time there a plenty of activities such as, walking along a beautiful bush tracks, there is tennis and croquet, bike riding, visiting the community, reading from vast selection of books, games, fishing and swimming. And on the weekends you could travel to Orbost with me to go rowing, sailing and canoeing in the Marlo estuary and Snowy river.

There is plenty of young people in  who are also interested in practicing organic farming and have a great social life within biking distances, (bike supplied.)

Things to do in the area: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g2326980-Activities-Gippsland_Victoria.html

Also see this story about us in National Geographic

Organic/Biological methods we use

No chemical sprays and biological compassing.

Special Conditions

No cats and dogs.

Skills WWOOFers can learn here

Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Soil conservation, Propagating, Mulching, Pruning, Wild Food Foraging, Beekeeping, Animal care, Sheep/goats/cattle care, Dairy, Wildlife rescue & care, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Making tools, Fencing, Building, Natural Building techniques, Handyman, Cheese making, Wine making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food, Bread making

My Details

The Stay

Can Accommodate

2 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

Whatever suits

Accommodation

In Our Home, Caravan

Other options

No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

Meal Procedures

Eat together, Share cooking

Languages spoken

English

Diets we cater for

All diets catered for (mixed meals)

Why I became a WWOOF Host

I was a WWOOF host twenty years ago when my children were small and our WWOOFers became life long friends. I am very interested in teaching a self sufficient lifestyle, as I have been living it for the last thirty five years.

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