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Lynda Fletcher

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Grapeview

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Permaculture

    Short Property Description

    We are just starting out on a small farm (55 acres) and have 17 Boer goats and Luna, a Mareema  herd dog, a horse called Brindie, a donkey called Monte, 2 alpacas (Priscilla and Tina)  Pigs, Chooks, Ducks, Budgies, Doves a house cat (Whiskers) and a house dog, Coco:0) We are  about to replant a couple of rows of grapes, that used to grow here, many years ago. This year we finished  building a 3 bedroom cottage which we let out as an  Airbnb. We also have a self contained Sleep-out in our large shed for Wwoofer accommodation that sleeps a couple and one other if required ( you can cook out there, or join us in the house – or mix it up :0). We have quite a large house paddock with gardens (including a straw bale garden and a glasshouse)  and a fabulous swimming pool.

    We are only 5 kms from town too :0)

    Full Property Description

    We have a small farm (55 acres) and have a small Boer Goat Stud (including 8 new kids). We have a Maremma herd dog called Luna, and 3 Miniature Belted Galloways (a bull calf called Benny and a steer called Blue, and a pretty little blonde girl called Blossum – and a 1 month old calf called Banjo) a mumma pig, and her 10 little pigglets, Chooks, Ducks, Budgies, Doves   and a house cat (called Whiskers), and a house dog called Coco :0).  Now that the frosts are nearly over we are planning to replant a couple of rows grapes, that used to grow here, many years ago.

    We have built a  3 bedroom cottage type Air BnB near the house and we have a sleep out in the large shed for accommodation that sleeps a couple and one other if required. If this is occupied we will accommodate you in the guest room of the main house :0)

    We have quite a large house paddock with gardens and a swimming pool and there is a vegetable garden that we have started straw bale planting in.

    We have a   glass greenhouse, and I have a small eco airconditioner to keep the greenhouse at a modest temperature no matter what it is outside (temperatures can range from 45 degrees in the summer, to -6 degrees in the winter)!

    The accommodation for Wwoofers is an airconditioned studio with a queen sized bed (and a fold out single bed if required), with a small kitchenette, TV (and internet) and attached toilet and shower.   Our house was built in 1906 and a couple of years ago we did major renovations which we love! We have a fabulous pool (covered in for winter), sweeping verandahs and as you can see from our photo’s we get incredible sunsets! We do have a 2nd vehicle (if you are under 26 you will need to cover the $2500 excess if you are in an accident) that you can use to go to town, or possibly to check out local tourist sites ie The Carnarvon Gorge!

    Roma is accessible by car (just under 500kms west of Brisbane), or by bus or train. Qantas also fly most days  to Roma…..so what are you waiting for!!!!

     

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We  hope to use the goats to regenerate the property with the end outcome producing organic, grass fed Boer Goats for breeding to sell to farmers wanting to mix Rangeland Goats with Boer Goats to provide meat for ourselves and the local market, and possibly organic produce in the new greenhouse and the strawbale garden. We plan to grow heritage listed grapevines (Roma was the first place in QLD to grow  grapes)!  along the driveway over the next few weeks .

    Special Conditions

    None

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Mulching, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Fencing, Handyman, Bread making, Preserving & processing food

    My Details

    Name

    Lynda Fletcher

    Partners Name

    Robert Fletcher

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    3 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits

    Accommodation

    Separate Building

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Eat separately, Share some meals, Share most meals, Share cooking, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for (mixed meals)

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    I love to meet and converse with people and enrich each other’s lives :0)

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