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Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 57477
Region: Nelson

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Last Updated: February 10, 2018

What a wonderful way to spend a morning in the midst of butterflies.Daily work is among the caterpillars and chrysalis's and helping maintain a good population to release. Gardening and general outside help. Indoor work if wet.
Family oriented lifestyle block close to scenic sites, shops & beaches. We are retired Salvation Army Officers and have four generations living on the property and accommodation is in the main house with us. Use of washing machine and wifi.
We believe we have a unique lifestyle experience in that we raise Monarch Butterflies from Spring until Autumn. We have growing vege gardens and orchards that we are establishing by growing with woodchip/mulch for healthy growing. We have sheep and chickens and four young calves.
We try to work in the morning to leave you free to sightsee etc in the afternoon.
We are a nonsmoking/drug free property.
It would be necessary to have own transport or car license as we are 4 kms from nearest town Richmond. Mostly we would expect work in the morning at least 3-4 hrs weather permitting and you are free to relax, sightsee etc after that. No work Sunday. We are flexible and sometimes take advantage of the cooler evenings for a bit of work
The butterfly season is underway and the shadehouses are being kept up to date. Continuing gardening and maintenance is ongoing. We have added extra chooks so have one set real free range in a paddock which can make life interesting. We are open for helpx folk to plan to come join us any time from now as the caterpillars are starting to hatch and for a great family lifestyle experience.

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