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BLACKBALL
All Year: Springtime
Area (ha): 200ha
Persons: 1
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 61340
Region: West Coast

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Last Updated: August 8, 2017

Looking for someone who is keen to work with animals and not afraid to get their hands dirty!

My husband (30) and I (28) own a dairy farm running 250 cows on the west coast of the South Island. We are situated right on the bush line and get a gorgeous view of the southern alps. Spring time - when the calves arrive (August - October), is our busiest time of the year. We rear all of the calves and milk the cows once a day in the morning times. We've also recently become a family of 3, our daughter is 2 months old. We'd love to host someone that is either interested in the farming side of things, rearing calves, milking, feeding out (general farm tasks) OR minding our daughter, taking her for walks etc and doing a few jobs around the house, possibly some cooking if you like cooking! Im also a keen vege gardner - and since I've given birth its in some need to TLC.
It would be great if helpers could work at least 4hrs per day with the majority of the farm work taking place in the morning time. Leaving plenty of time to go off and explore the rugged west coast in the afternoons. Our location would suit somebody with their own form of transport - we live 20 mins out of the nearest town - Greymouth, so your own vehicle is essential.
If your into walks/hiking, we live not far from the Croesus Track. We also live within an hrs drive from both - the pancake rocks and the Hokitika Gorge - a spot not to be missed when visiting the coast!
Our house is warm and cosy with 3 bedrooms, a double bed in the spare room along with wifi.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, we'd love to hear from you!

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