Ernest Schluep

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    My Property

    Property Name

    Milkwood Farm

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    Buffalo Farm in Darwin River, 1 hour from Darwin

    Full Property Description

    This is a commercial buffalo farm.  There are around 150 buffalo and half a dozen horses.  The work would involve feeding the buffalo and horses in the Dry Season, fixing fences, gardening, spraying weeds and general property maintenance.  It would be useful, but not essential to have experience riding quad bikes and driving a tractor.  Food and accommodation will be provided, but you will be expected to cook your own food.  The farm has internet access.  Bicycles can also be loaned out.

    The farm is close to a local shop and pub (Darwin River Tavern).  There is plenty of bird life to see on the farm and many other wildlife including dingoes, reptiles, possums.  Berry Springs is 15k away where there is a beautiful swimming hole with waterfalls and nature trails.  Also in Berry Springs is the award winning Territory Wildlife Park.  There is a monthly market on the last Sunday of every month.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Fertilizer is harvested from the buffalo droppings.  Plasterboard off cuts containing gypsum are sourced locally to provide the buffalo with essential calcium and sulfur by dissolving them in their water troughs.  Hay is produced on the property to provide the buffalo with food during the Dry Season.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Soil conservation, Mulching, Animal care, Mustering, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Making tools, Building, Fencing, Handyman, Bread making

    My Details


    Ernest Schluep



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits


    In Our Home

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside

    Meal Procedures

    Share most meals, Share cooking, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    English and SwissGerman

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for



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