Short Property Description
Beautiful 230 hectare farm, running sheep for prime lamb production, practising agroforestry, natural building, cut native flowers, bush food and working dog schools.
We have sheep, alpacas, horses, & dogs.
Our daughter and her partner and baby live on the property as well.
If you would like to see what we do go to the facebook page “Yan Yan Gurt West Farm”
Organic/Biological methods we use
Our home garden is organic (veg/flowers, fruit, nut trees), we still use some chemical sprays for weed control on the farm. We practice a holistic farming approach, especially with our agroforestry trees. The trees are planted as weather protection, erosion control, landclass subdivisions, for water quality, wildlife corridors and biodiversity, high quality timber trees have been incorporated into our planting to be harvested on a rotational basis.
We are currently experimenting with biodynamic preps on one of our grazing paddocks.
We have put in 3 hugelkultur beds for growing vegetables, medicinal herb beds and an orchard. Our family has built a cob studio and there are ongoing natural building and gardening projects happening throughout the year.
Our gardening methods incorporate some permaculture principles. The rest of the farm is like zone 4 permaculture!
Preferred length of Stay
Why I became a WWOOF Host
We love meeting people from all parts of the world and sharing knowledge, creativity and different cultures. We find surrounding ourselves with young enthusiastic people keeps us young too.
Work and Study Remotely here
Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement