Short Property Description
Frank and I have lived in Melbourne all our lives but we have decided for a tree change so we purchased a property in Willowmavin in December 2019.
We are both in our early 50’s. We are both working part-time with our Melbourne jobs and the rest of the time on the farm. We both work hard but try to find a work life balance which can be challenging.
We are on 135 rolling acres with stunning views of Kilmore and Melbourne. We are situated 90 km from Melbourne, and 15 mins from Kilmore or Lancefield.
We currently have 2 dorper sheep named Brucey and Bella, whom are very friendly and affectionate, 3 Merinos 3 frizzle chickens named Vanilla, Chocolate and Caramel and the Swizzle the rooster, 5 Indian runner ducks and Mooshty the cat. We are also agisting some of our land and have 25 Angus cows.
We started growing garlic immediately which was challenging as it was a huge learning curve. With every step of the process there are challenges but thanks to utube we are finding solutions.
We have just harvested our garlic and getting our next garlic plots ready for this year’s planting. We have so many plans for this farm, but we just don’t have enough time to do it all ourselves.
Some of the projects we dream of building are a Japanese onsen, a hobbit house and a pontoon. We also want to plant more trees on the property too. So many dreams, so little time 🙂
Organic/Biological methods we use
We do not use any chemicals on our property
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
Why I became a WWOOF Host
We are first year utube farmers who are excited about growing food and we are hoping to meet like minded, passionate people.
We require assistance with general farm work and also some carpentry and building work.