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Mt Mercer
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 208
Persons: 1 or couple
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 33695
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: June 23, 2020

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A little about us:
We are a family owned Sheep farm 30mins drive from Ballarat 45mins drive from Geelong, both towns have lots of things to see and do in your spare time.

Our farm is in a picturesque area looking out towards Mt Buninyong.

We`d love for someone to come and stay with us and help out around the place:helping around the house and a little on the farm in exchange for meals and accommodation ( 4hrs-5 hours negotiable ). Accommodation at the moment is a semi self contained cabin, so it's private.

We need helpers with things like: keeping our veggie patch productive, planting plants/ trees, cooking, feeding animals, brushing ponies, collecting eggs, fencing, painting, mowing, basic farm help, etc. it`s ok we will show you these things if you`re not already familiar with them :)

There are also building projects that we would like to do and finish off. So if you have any skills in concreting shed floors, carpentry, building, welding, plumbing, etc, that would be great, but it is not essential.

It`s not all about work! We have a lots of pets (quite a few of them are rescues) around the house area to have a cuddle with too! Horses and ponies, a cat, dogs, chickens, ducks, calves, a cockatoo) each with their own story of how they came to live at our farm.

We often eat our home grown meat (lamb) and there are fresh eggs for breakfast when our chickens/ducks provide them :) and duck eggs make beautiful light and fluffy cakes!

We have native animals visiting frequently (not just the crawly ones!) Yellow Tailed and Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Galahs, Corellas, Kangaroos, Echidnas, Bats, Owls, a Possum family, the odd Koala to name just a few (to remind you of the beautiful country you are staying in).

I`ve tried to include everything, but I`m sure I`ve left something out - so if you have any questions, please send us a message/email.

When Are things happening?

+ January -March
-Feeding sheep

Joining Rams with Ewes

+ May-June
- Fencing
- Sheep Feeding
- Winter Gardening

+ June-July
- sheep vaccinations and Drench
- Sheep Feeding
- Fencing
- ploughing
- Lambing

+ August-October
- Lambing
- sowing the summer crop
- Lamb marking
- Bonfires

+ November
- Crutching (Getting Ready For Shearing)
- Fencing

+ December
- crutching/ Shearing

Unfortunately due to a change in government criteria we can no longer assist you with your 2nd year VISA unless you are paid.

We have clear skys:
See the stars and Planets Visible from Mount Mercer

Attractions close to mount mercer
Sovereign Hill -
Kryal Castle
Geelong Surf Coast and The Great Ocean Road
Geelong wool museum

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