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.
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
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.