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Kentucky
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 650
Persons: 1 to 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 11763
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: June 15, 2019

## HELP EXCHANGE or FARM SITTING POSITION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE JUNE-JULY 2019 for a few weeks ##

This is a regenerative superfine Merino wool and sheep farm or station with some cattle, horses and farm forestry on the New England Tablelands in Northern NSW. The property is a sixth generation family owned business run mostly by Michael Taylor and various casual employees. We pride ourselves on producing some of the world's finest wool and our sustainable and ethical farm management practices. We are working towards organic status and aim to continually improve the biodiversity on our property through re-vegetation and innovative farming practices.

We are situated 23km South of Uralla which is 455km Nth of Sydney and 485km south of Brisbane. You can access the property via main roads or we can pick helpers up from Uralla train station or Armidale airport (30mins by road). We are close to spectacular National Parks in the East and West. Armidale is our main shopping centre and boasts Australia's largest regional University with plenty of shops and activities. Our farm qualifies for second year visa applicants.

Help required on the property will vary depending on the seasons. Our large vegetable garden and ornamental garden always require attention. Jobs on the farm may include fencing, sheep work, weed control, tree pruning, mulching, tree planting, building and yard repairs, painting, rock picking and various other manual jobs. We try to keep things varied and will try and match your jobs with your skills. We cannot always involve you in some activities due to the complexities involved although you will always be welcome to observe. Food, accommodation and weekends with internet access are naturally exchanged for your help.

Medium stays of two to four weeks are preferred and accommodation is in private rooms with a separate bathroom from the homestead. References are also preferred. French speakers are also welcome as some of us are bilingual :-) Minimum age of 22 and males, females or couples are welcome. Preferably non-smokers and helpers with some car driving experience.

FARM CALENDAR:
ALL YEAR - Fencing, mustering, tree pruning and harvesting, gardening, feeding animals.
SEPTEMBER - Lambing, tree planting, vegetable planting
OCTOBER - Lamb marking, tree planting
NOVEMBER-JANUARY - Weed control, sheep dosing
FEBRUARY - Sheep classing/sorting
MARCH - Crutching
APRIL - Joining
MAY-JUNE - Timber harvesting, maintenance, fencing
JULY-AUGUST - Shearing, sheep feeding, tree planting

Other activities after work and during weekends include bush camping, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, beach trips and horse riding. These will depend on work load and your motivation to some extent but we generally enjoy a good adventure away from the farm if we have the chance.

reviews (18)
Helper: Alanna Crowe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 28, 2019
I enjoyed my stay with Michael and Milly's lovely family. A typical days w... view complete review

Helper: Claire Thurin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 14, 2017
What incredible stay with the Taylor family !! Only two weeks with them wa... view complete review

Helper: Helen Cranage Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 17, 2017
I stayed with the Taylor's for 1 month but would have stayed much longer had ... view complete review

Helper: Cibbe Bornebusch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: October 25, 2016
Came back again!!!! This time for my practical training for my agricultural... view complete review

Helper: Celine garcia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 24, 2015
Hello Everybody ! I don't know where to begin... I spent three AMAZING... view complete review

Helper: Saskia and Andre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 29, 2015
We spent 3 wonderful weeks with the Taylor family and we are so glad we staye... view complete review

Helper: Emmeline Hill Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 21, 2015
Where do I even begin when describing the wonderful three weeks I spent with ... view complete review

Helper: Katja Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 10, 2014
After finishing my Australia travels, I can say that staying with the Taylor ... view complete review

Helper: Gry smedegaard Roy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: June 8, 2014
Staying on the farm was my first helpx experience and I loved it. I stayed wi... view complete review

Helper: Fanny and Anais Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 4, 2014
We spend about a month at Taylor's farm, and had a fantastic experience with ... view complete review

Helper: Emelyne Dejeux Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 17, 2013
I spent 3 weeks in July 2013 at Taylors' Farm. I think I can say that I had... view complete review

Helper: Florence T Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 20, 2013
The magical encounter of the French culture and the Australian way of life. T... view complete review

Helper: Cecilie Bornebusch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: July 27, 2013
My first experience as a helper on a farm, and I loved it! This farm and fami... view complete review

Helper: Marine RACHEL Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 21, 2013
I had to stay one month and four months later, I was still there. I worked on... view complete review

Helper: Maeliss and Jeremy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 17, 2013
Definitely the best place for us A friendly and welcoming family. The work ... view complete review

Helper: Marie REBEYROL Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 25, 2012
Hey! "The hill" is a very good place with lots of nice people. It was my f... view complete review

Helper: Fabrice Bonin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 2, 2012
I stayed around 1 month with the Taylor family. I had a real great time in K... view complete review

Helper: Oceane Lena Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 3, 2011
Hello, I stayed a month with the Taylor family. I had an amazing time up t... view complete review

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