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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2240
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26994
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: August 8, 2018

We are looking for a helper from mid August to mid Sept, or part thereof, to help with lamb tailing and ewe crutching.

If you`re fit, practical and don`t mind a dose of manual labour we`d welcome your company. In exchange we will provide free food and accomodation, pleasant hosts and a real Australian farm experience.

We run a family 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 17 and 19) are at boarding school/uni in Perth during the school term and home with us on some weekends and 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 English and who doesn`t mind sharing stories and information 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
Fertiliser 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

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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