Short Property Description
Full Property Description
As above but four of us live here aged from 83 years to 4 years old. In between are the four year old’s parents. Our property often surprises city locals who think of Pakenham these days as “outer suburbia” and as flat and uninteresting (as it is down near the railway line). But then they come here and are amazed at our rolling hills and beautiful views as well as out proximity to the Dandenong Ranges which comprise some of the most picturesque tourist spot around Melbourne. We are also a half way point between the city and many lovely spots in South Gippsland including Phillip Island.
Organic/Biological methods we use
We would like to be certified organic but in fact we are not “real” farmers. We simply run a few sheep to eat the grass and a dozen or so chooks to provide eggs. However in general we try to grow whatever we grow without use of chemicals or other pollutants. Our fruit trees mostly have come from a well known Permaculture man and he advised us when we first came here. We definitely turn as much as we can into good compost and try to build up and improve the soil by natural means. A local Angler’s Club have stocked our dam and fishermen regularly come here to fish.
At 83 years old, I have become too old to do much and have virtually given up on cooking for anyone except myself. Additionally my daughter-in-law goes out to work so she does not often want to cook for others though when she does you will have a great genuine Thai meal. So mostly you will cook for yourselves and we certainly assume anyone wanting a special diet will do so though of course we will take you to buy (& pay for) whatever food you require.
Another special thing here is that you must be open to be interested in my small grandson who may be shy at first but gets to be very fond of some WWOOFers and does not like it when they ;leave. Some times kicking a ball with him etc, is much appreciated! One WWOOFer has built him a superb Tree House.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Courses and Events
We do not run courses or events but will welcome you to any family event that happens when you are with us.
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
All diets catered for (mixed meals)
Why I became a WWOOF Host
My daughter knew people in the early 1980’s who were WWOOFers and she suggested the idea to us when we moved to Pakenham in 2012. We enjoy meeting people from many different nations and cultures and we need as much help as we can get for the property.