Short Property Description
Please note days here count towards your 88 days, both your second and third year visas are valid under disaster recovery provisions.
Ours is an interesting and traditional farm, certified organic and biodynamic, set in a stunning valley in the foothills of the Richmond ranges National Park. We grow some vegetables (mainly for the household), and what is left after the floods, of a mixed fruit and nut orchard.
Our animals are our main focus. They include a few Jersey cows, with their calves, a couple of beef steers for meat. And our fledgling herd of beautiful white Galloways. We also have eight heritage breeding sows and three boars, and their offspring. The young grower pigs are sold direct to our much-loved organic butcher. Once every month we should have a new litter, so there are always babies here.
Our latest additions are two adorable Nigerian Dwarf goats, Abigail and Eloise, who we hope to put in kid early next year.
In addition we are developing a small flock of chickens for eggs and meat. Also 8 guinea fowl, noisy, messy and often down-right annoying, but they eat ticks and keep snakes away.
Other animals, we have two beautiful ginger cats for vermin control, mainly in the sheds, and a beautiful, loveable and majestic livestock guardian dog, a four- year-old Maremma, called Baci and an adorable young Smooth-Haired fox terrier, called Dennis.
Organic/Biological methods we use
- We farm using biodynamic methods. We have both certified organic and biodynamic status.
- We use mainly no-till methods of cultivation, except in the veggie garden and any areas under cultivation and use managed grazing, pigs and cattle along with biodynamic preparations to cultivate and maintain our land.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Regenerative Agriculture practices & techniques, Syntropic farming practices, Gardening, Composting, Soil conservation, Propagating, Mulching, Pruning, Environmental recovery/regeneration work, Animal care, Poultry care, Sheep/goats/cattle care, Dairy, Using & caring for tools, Fencing, Building, Handyman, Cheese making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food, Bread making, Marketing produce, Disaster Recovery assistance (for visa extensions)
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
Work and Study Remotely here
Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement
Why I became a WWOOF Host
We have a passion for organic and biodynamic farming that we love to share. We enjoy our work, our food and good company, so sharing is us 😊. We love to teach and currently can offer to sign off for 2nd year visa under bushfire affected region status and offer placements to those undertaking distance learning or remote work.