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Nelson
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 4
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 31602
Region: Nelson

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Last Updated: September 21, 2016

We are a small family: 2 children, 1 dog, 3 cows, sheep and obligatory gold fish. We live in Hira on a rural lifestyle of 4 hectors. We raise chicks and ducks for meat and eggs. We also graze the sheep and cows. We pretty much grow all our own fruit and veg for seasonal eating and winter storage. Our heating is via managed woodland and solar and our water is via rain water and the River Teal. We have two properties and a pool to manage.

Its been a beautiful winter so far, we've had some great winter crops with a range of soups and delicious roasts.

This is the time of year when the garden looks pretty grey, but not for long, Ive started putting seeds in and turning beds, but there is still mulching and composting and getting things ready for summer. We've had a few crazy storms so there is woodland to be tidied and firewood to be managed

Other projects include: progress pond building. We've had a whole load of trees felled ready for sorting and stacking, fencing & woodland maintenance, sowing, planting, general gardening

We would love to have someone to stay to help with all the above and in turn learn some valuable skills.

You would have your your own self contained accommodation and be as independent as you wish. No smokers please.

We are 15 mins from Nelson town where there is easy access to some of the best National Parks in NZ. Public Transport from Hira is not great so own transport is good if you have it.

Dave and I both work so some of the time you will be working on your own.

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