Belinda & Michael Norton

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Tirranna

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Biodynamic

    Short Property Description

    Hereford beef breeding property with both Commercial and Stud cattle in the New England ranges. Calving in August, Sept. & Oct. when assistance is needed for tagging & weighing. Marking in Dec. & intensive yard weaning in April. Also run 200 goats, used in blackberry & weed control, that require annual mustering and marking. Work incl. feeding cattle, gen. farm work, with dogs & calves. General garden maint, planting trees & vegies. NO drugs tolerated. Accom. for 2 in our home. Shared mixed meals. Cannot take children. NO smoking on property. Longer stays preferred after initial 4-5 days.

    Full Property Description

    Currently due to drought we are feeding all stock every second day. Help is appreciated with this task as conversation from others enhances and make the daily jobs more enjoyable. Daily feeding enables us to check on our animals each feed and this process ultimately quietens all our herd.

    Each evening is spent around the family table sharing a meal where opportunities are encouraged to further learning of life on the land in Australia.

    All talents are encouraged both inside and outside the home. We have many other friends visit and we participate in our rural community in both a social and voluntary capacity.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We use organic matter in our vegetable gardens and our stock provide wonderful organic fertiliser in the paddocks.

    Special Conditions

    We do not have any smokers in the house, outside in the garden is permitted.

    Special dietary arrangements can be accommodated with the input from the wwoofer.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Gardening, Composting, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Animal care, Mustering, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Making tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Fencing, Handyman, Cheese making

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    1 WWOOFer

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks

    Accommodation

    In Our Home

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    We have being wwoofer host for 5 years. After returning from the city to my family/childhood home we found that we missed mixing with young people. Having wwoofers come to us enhanced our development of our property and renewed our time with young people. We have had several Wwoofers return to visit and bring their girlfriends or family members which has being a wonderful joy for us all. I have even visited one wwoofer in their home country on a trip overseas. The ultimate achievement of having wwoofers in our home is to extend our experience of the world.

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