Farm and dog sitter (small acreage) wanted for May – July 2020
I am searching for someone/ a couple to look after our 5ac/2 ha property near Moruya, NSW, for 2 months. To undertake this, the sitter(s) we are looking for would have extensive experience with dogs and be committed to providing lots of companionship, and daily activities and exercise. Ideally the sitter would also be experienced in horticulture/permaculture (see below).
Tasks include caring for our (by then) 1 year old Golden Retriever, some chickens (easy), and there may be some fish aquariums (easy care). You would need to keep an eye on the watering systems (rainwater tanks, tank & dam pumps) including the irrigation system to our fledgling market garden & glasshouse. If we again have extensive dry spells, watering (by hose) will be required to native plants that have been planted as part of a restoration project. You would also need to keep on top of weeds in the market garden/food beds (bonus – you get to eat the food). Despite it getting cool at night at that time of year (4 – 7 degrees averages), the days are typically still and nice (17- 20 degrees averages) and working outside is very pleasant – there are no flies, no mosquitos and no mowing needed. And the reptiles are sleeping.
What we can offer in exchange is modest accommodation in a ‘tiny’ house (30m2 Mordek cabin) which has everything (power, hotwater, TV etc) but is only big enough for a couple.
The location is a treat – the cabin is surrounded by trees, we have lots of birds & a big dam, and we are 2 km from Congo Beach and National Park, 12 km from Moruya. The property is quiet and is nestled among similar properties with friendly neighbours. There is a strong community of organic growers in the Eurobodalla district to tap into.
If interested please submit your application and let me know your background. thanks for reading. Susan