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Darkan
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2000
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26994
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: August 20, 2016

Help wanted from mid August for lamb marking/tailing on a farm 2 1/2 hours South of Perth, Western Australia.

If you're fit, don't mind a morning's work in exchange for free food & board, good company and being surrounded by rolling green hills,then we'd welcome your help.

We are a family run farm with ~10 000 sheep and 750ha of crops. See the list of main jobs for each month at the end of our listing. However, it's normally quite mixed with other jobs like fencing, machinery maintenance and sheep work scattered throughout.

Our two youngest children (aged 15 & 17) are at boarding school in Perth during the school term and home with us on some weekends & school holidays.

Our farm is close to the small town of Darkan, which has ~ 200 residents. There is public transport to the nearby town of Williams or locality of Arthur River by TransWA Bus(Perth-Albany) where we can arrange to pick up visitors.

We are looking for an enthusiastic helper who can speak some English and who doesn't mind teaching us about their own country while helping around the farm/home.

We hope to make your stay pleasant and will share our home with you.

Feel free to contact us via email or SMS for more details.


Farm task Month
Sheep feeding Dec-June
Shearing Feb
Fert spreading Mar-Apr; Jul
Seeding Apr/May
Lamb marking Jul/Aug/Sep
Rock picking Jun-Aug
Spraying Jul/Aug
Shearing Sep/ Oct
Lamb weaning Oct/Nov
Hay cutting/rolling Oct/Nov
Harvest Dec - Jan

Photos:
1. Harvesting canola
2. Mustering sheep
3. Crop, pasture and revegetation project
4. Bali sunset 2016
5. Ironman sculpture doubling as letter box! (front drive)
6. summer's day 2014

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