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Brookton
All Year: All year round
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Persons: 2 M/F married pref
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 19409
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: June 8, 2019

URGENT; BOOKED HELPERS HAVE HAD TO CANCEL - SO I NEED REPLACEMENTS THIS WEEK ASAP - AND AT THE MOMENT I HAVE A VERY PAINFUL FOOT CONDITION.
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. Please note that I do not provide WIFI but it is accessible at the local Library, as well, Telstra phones work best in the country.

We are looking for helpers to care for our "menagerie", which means their feed needs to be attended to each day as well as water bowls kept clean and full we do not want any animals left hungry or thirsty. Pens will need cleaning when necessary - this is a volunteering position and once in the swing of it, takes around one hour morning and evening. The menagerie consists of: 4 caged rescue birds,various poultry, 2 dogs, 1 cat, (I am sad to say, our Kangaroo died of old age a few weeks ago - he was nearly 20). There six orphaned lambs orphaned lambs to bottle feed twice a day at the moment and around fifty being fed pellets, water and hay daily.
Because I do not cook for you - we contribute $65.00 each, person per week, toward the cost of your groceries. We are booked to be in London in three weeks time too - for 12 days. So definitely need people here.
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.

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!!!
There is a short video, on our profile, about our place, "Lakeside".

Please read our full profile and we appreciate knowing you received our contact - thanks - Glennis Mills.

reviews (10)
Helper: Malika and Rémi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Caledonia Date: December 15, 2018
We had an amazing time with the Mills and we really learned so much about nat... view complete review

Helper: Helene and Antoni Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 22, 2017
Thank you Glennis & Wally for that wonderful 1st Helpx experience! We had... view complete review

Helper: Vanessa and Alexandre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 10, 2016
we spent 4 weeks at Glennis and Wally's place. it was an incredible experien... view complete review

Helper: Charles and Marine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 1, 2015
Thanks to Gleenis and Wally, they are really welcoming and smiling people. Al... view complete review

Helper: Mina and Ricky Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: February 17, 2015
Is wonderful that we stayed 6 weeks in Wally and Glennis's farm. They are ki... view complete review

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From: Singapore Date: December 31, 2014
We would like to thanks Wally and Glennis for taking us as their helpers. We ... view complete review

Helper: Manuela and Rico Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 12, 2014
We stayed with Glennis and Wally for round about 6 weeks. And it was just bea... view complete review

Helper: Daisy and Ross Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 18, 2014
We loved staying with Wally and Glenis. The love and kindness from them wa... view complete review

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Helper: Kay and Daniel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 27, 2013
My partner and I stayed with wally and glennis for 3 months feb - april 2013.... view complete review

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From: Australia Date: May 4, 2013
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