Victoire Taouk

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    We are a new and small family run dairy goat farm, milking 15 goats and handcrafting the milk into specialty cheeses that we sell at the farm gate and at local markets. Besides the goats we also have steers, dairy and meat sheep, chickens and are in the process of starting a vegetable garden. We love having visitors and sharing our farming skills. We are a multicultural family, with Moussa: born in Lebanon, Victoire: French and born in Germany; and both our children Joseph (5), Marie (2) born in Australia

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    The objective of our farm is to maintain a relationship with nature so that we work alongside the natural rhythms and processes of the fauna and flora under our stewardship. To do so a lot of effort is expended on fencing to give our goats fresh paddocks every week and so keep them free of intestinal worms without using chemical drenches as well as improving the soils health by giving pastures a rest.

    A substantial part of our farm is allocated to the local Regent Honeyeater project to encourage birdlife. We’re also in the process of planting enough goat-friendly browse on the farm so that in the future we can minimise the amount of hay that is imported from outside even in dry times. In addition, the browse will further encourage bird life on our property, which sits adjacent to the Winton Wetlands area, previously known as Lake Mokoan.

     

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation, Whatever suits

    Accommodation

    In Our Home

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Lebanese, German

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    It’s a great opportunity for us to get some help running our recently started dairy goat farm and I’m sure volunteers would enjoy participating in a lot of various tasks ranging from fencing, planting shrubs, milking, feeding, caring of goats, cheese making… We love meeting new people and sharing knowledge and experiences.

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