OUR FULL PROFILE: Help is required from 15th of August to the end of October, 2019. Helpers can stay from six weeks to two or three months in the above time frame.
We are looking for helpers to care for our "menagerie"-this is a volunteering position. Because I do not cook for you - we contribute $65.00 each, person per week, toward the cost of your groceries.
I can meet the bus in Brookton if you don`t have a car - but your own vehicle/transport is essential if you would like to go “sight-seeing” on your days off. You get time out for a break, medical, dental appointments etc., so long as
we are not all away at the same time.
Accommodation is a fully furnished and equipped (linen, crockery etc.,) granny flat with bathroom and toilet, a new fridge, a stove, R.C. Air Con and a washing machine. about 100 metres from the main house - a van can be pulled alongside.
The menagerie consists of: 4 caged rescue birds, various poultry, 2 dogs, 1 cat, (I am sad to say, our Kangaroo died, today 28.03.19 of old age - he was nearly 20). Once in the swing of it, this takes about an hour morning and night. lambing starts in April, so there are likely to be orphaned lambs to bottle feed.We live 120 mile east of Perth on a wheat and sheep farm which borders the Yenyenning Lakes system. We are 20 mile from Brookton - as for fruit and veggies, there is an IGA store, a butcher and a deli in town. I go to town once a week and can get an order for you or you can come with me - I volunteer at the local school and am usually away for around 4 hours.
We have a bountiful Lemon tree, some home grown Silver beet, Rhubarb and Celery, parsley, lettuce - Chives - sweet potatoes and a variety of herbs, preparing beds now for Autumn/Winter
vegies, melons etc., I am always adding to this to increase the amount and variety of plants grown. You are welcome to use eggs, fruit and vegies when available and in season.
There are several interesting "touristy" spots to visit, such as: Wave Rock, about 2 and half hours East of us and on the way there, just before the town of Corrigin, is the "Dog Cemetery", a rather unique idea for people to put their precious pets to rest and quite popular. There used to be an Emu and an Alpaca farm people could visit, in that
area too, but I am not sure if it is still open to the public. Pingelly, about a 40 minute drive
South of, us has an observatory for gazing at the stars.
Dryandra is between Pingelly and Narrogin and runs a native animal refuge and breeding programme.
York is an historic town ship, one of the first settled out of the Perth area in the early days - it has a motor museum and special market days - lots of very old buildings.
Northam (to the North of us) and Narrogin to the South are both just over an hour drive and are much bigger centres.
About a half hour North of our farm is County Peak from which you can have a 360 degree view of the surrounding farm lands and lakes - very pretty. We also have a small lake on our property stocked with bream - nice eating!!!
A You-tube video has been made by one of our past helpers, see it below.
Please read our full profile and we appreciate knowing you received our contact - thanks - Glennis Mills.