Short Property Description
‘Huntly’ is an organic cattle property in the beautiful Arcadia Valley in Central Qld. We run 2000 head of cattle that graze on natural pastures & are rotated regularly. We practice Regenerative Agriculture in all aspects of soil, vegetation, water and wildlife.
We grow a 1000ha native forest, harvest seeds & germinate. We also grow a healthy food forest with delicious seasonal tropic fruit. A permaculture garden supplies an abundance of fresh food and supports our chickens, worms & bees. The accommodation is a creative cool mud house that will cool & ground you. There is lots of opportunity to explore your creative side as well. One must be frog friendly, the green tree frogs are beautiful.
We hold a two day festival every Equinox (March & September) where we celebrate the changing seasons. Next March we hope to explore Natural Sequence farming where water is slowed down and diverting into the landscape.
Huntly is a beautiful and exciting property to stay with many National Parks to visit and bush walking on your days off. There are many opportunities and lots of fun to be had here.
Full Property Description
Huntly is a 5000ha cattle property in the Central Highlands of Queensland. We are 80 kms from the small town of Rolleston so we are quite isolated. Jobs entail feeding animals, working the garden, mustering, rendering the mud walls, decorating them & lots more.
Cattle work is not very regularly, the major musters are branding in December and weaning in autumn, with incidental cattle work in between. Mustering is performed on horses and WWOOFers must have some riding experience to be included.
Organic/Biological methods we use
Huntly is a certified organic commercial beef property with an organic food garden. Our aim is to develop a healthy sustainable ecosystem. I spray most of the property with Biodynamic preps and use lots of BD compost and cow pat pits.
Our present project is to become completely self sufficient growing a food forest.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Dairy, Mustering, Using & caring for tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Fencing, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food
Courses and Events
The next Autumn Equinox (March 21st) we hope to look at Natural Sequence Farming with Peter Hazzell from the Mulloon Creek Institute.
Preferred length of Stay
Only English unfortunately. would love to speak spanish?????