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Farm Sitter Required – Bathurst Region

Tommy Armstrong

Farm Sitter Required – Bathurst Region

  • Volunteer
  • New South Wales
  • Posted 1 week ago

Description

Looking for one or more persons to farm sit our 350 acre property 35 minutes outside of Bathurst NSW.

Our farm has 100 Boer Goats and 4 Maremma Dogs to care for.

We have a large home with 2 spare beds available (Double bed and king single).

The house has a very large combustion fireplace to keep warm over winter with firewood set aside ready to go.  Large tv with comfy lounge and wifi with netflix for all your tv viewing and pc usage.

Looking for someone to farm sit between 10th August and 30th September.  There will be 3 days of training.  Can supply more days training if wanted.  And a 1 – 2 day handover after we return.

Individual(s) need to be clean and tidy with a basic understanding of repairing of fencing in case of emergency, chainsaw work, sheep/goat understanding for handling (can show you what to do with them if you don’t know goats – herding knowledge is a necessity though), love of animals including dogs, decent fitness to walk fence lines to check for damage, and a basic understanding of how a water trough works.

Looking for someone who doesn’t mind walking out to feed animals in all weather conditions for the 5 to 10 minutes it takes, taking care of animals if they need attention, and walking a fence line every few days to ensure all is in order (approx an hour to walk the perimeter).

We are 21 minutes from the nearest town with restaurants, cafes, pubs, and grocery stores, 35 minutes from Bathurst with Mount Panorama, 45 minutes from Orange with it’s wineries, and an hour 45 minutes from Goulburn.

We have beautiful views from the home and awesome sunsets.  For bird lovers we have a multitude of bird life here.  Kangaroos, wombats and deer come right up to the house.

There’s a cave 15 minutes drive from us.

We don’t have water troughs to fill as they automatically fill from our rain water.  No bores to check and no pumps to manually operate.  Just a matter of quickly double checking water is in the trough and ensuring the goats haven’t gotten out.  Most of your day will be free to do as you please.  Animals are fed in the morning and evening.

We are going around the property goat proofing all external fences at the moment to ensure there are no headaches.

Please email your application through.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our ad.

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