Lynda Fletcher

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Grapeview

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    We are just starting out on a small farm (55 acres) and have Goats (and a Mareema puppy as their herd dog, Pigs, Chooks, Ducks, Budgies, Doves and Peach Faces, a house cat and a house dog :0) We are hoping to build a dam near the house for yabbying, and possibly replanting grapes, that used to grow here, many years ago. We are planning to set up a cottage type Air B&B near the house and we have a sleep out in the large shed for accommodation that sleeps a couple and one other if required. We have quite a large house paddock with gardens and a swimming pool and there is a vegetable garden that I hope to start straw bale planting in. I have plans to build a greenhouse and am hoping to trial an American product that uses solar panel electricity to run a humidifier/ fan to keep the greenhouse at a modest temperature no matter what it is outside.

    Full Property Description

    We are just starting out on a small farm (55 acres) and have Goats (Boer and Rangeland) We have a 18 month old Maremma puppy called Luna who is their herd dog. We have 3 Miniature Belted Galloways (a bull calf called Benny and a steer called Blue, and a pretty little blonde girl called Blossum) 2 pigs, Chooks, Ducks, Budgies, Doves and Peach Faces,   and a house cat (called Whiskers), and a house dog called Coco :0). We have plans to build a dam near the house for yabbying, and have starting replanting grapes, that used to grow here, many years ago.

    We are building a 3 bedroom cottage type Air B&B  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  new glass greenhouse, where am hoping to trial an American product that uses solar panel electricity to run a humidifier/ fan 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 (airconditioned) with a queen sized bed and a fold out single bed, in a studio style room with a small kitchenette, TV (and internet). We have recently built a new toilet and shower, for the sleepout.  Our house was build in 1906 and we have just finished renovating it and we love it! 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 several times a day 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. I would like to grow grapevines along the driveway and so far have one row in (53 plants) with two more to go. Roma was the first place in QLD to grow wine grapes!

    Special Conditions

    None

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Mulching

    My Details

    Name

    Lynda Fletcher

    Partners Name

    Robert Fletcher

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits

    Accommodation

    In Our Home

    Other options

    Non-Smoking

    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

    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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