Contra ( Bed & Meals for Labour)
Caretaking / Farm Sitting
Start Date: 24/09/21
We are a busy family based farming business encompassing a quarter horse stud, a lucerne operation and a dog and cattle breeding operation.
We operate 3 working properties in Queensland : Goolara Siding, Theodore, The Creek Block, Theodore and Ruined Castle, Taroom. Our home base is Goolara Siding, Theodore from which The Creek Block and Ruined Castle, our 76000 acre cattle breeding block is overseen.
Goolara Siding, Our home block is just 150acres, 5 km North of Theodore. We run dogs, cattle, horses and grow hay there so despite its small size it is a busy little hub. My husband and I both have off farm jobs and we have 3 little girls (10 yr old twins and an 9 yr old) so have a hectic lifestyle.
Ruined Castle is 75000 acres, much more remote, approx 1 hr West of Taroom on a dirt road and with basic but comfortable facilities, surrounded by beautiful National Park. It runs 1200 head of breeder cattle and we endeavor to be out there at least once a week for a day to a week at a time.
We are looking for someone to assist us with both properties: property maintenance (20 hrs/week) in return for room and board in a sweet little workers cottages on each of the blocks.
Ideally these roles would suit a retired/semi-retired person/couple or a couple travelling who are looking for work either for the short or long-term.
Jobs may include the following:
General maintenance (gardens, homestead, sheds, outbuildings, pool, fences, stables and yards)
Daily pool maintenance
Regular mowing, whippersnipping and slashing
General handyman duties and odd jobs eg fixing leaking taps, servicing small engines, basic household handyman repairs
Assisting with tree planting, general beautification programs, spraying and burning
Fencing, fence repairs and maintenance
Animal care - dogs and horses when we are away
Maintaining caretakers cottage and garden
We can offer in return accommodation if required, water, power and meat. If you are interested we would love to hear from you: