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Farm Hand

Halverson Mount Pleasant, Brisbane

Job Description

We are a family of 3, 2 adults and one child. We live on a very beautiful 40 acres (16 hectares) of rolling green countryside, only 40 minutes to Brisbane city and 1 hour to the sunshine coast beaches. We are 5 minutes from the Dayboro township which has all necessities including, a large IGA supermarket, butcher, bakery, chemist, pub and bottleshop, several cafes and restaurants, post office and swimming pool.

We need some help to manage this hobby farm as we are a very time poor couple. We require one or two persons to assist with management of our fruit orchards and other general farm duties e.g.turning over vegetable gardens, weeding, pruning fruit trees.

We have a 485 tree feijoa orchard which has fruit set now and urgently requires spraying to avoid fruit fly infestation. Fruit fly baits also need topping up. We also have a house orchard which is organic and contains a wide variety of fruit and nuts including lemons, limes, macadamias, figs, mangoes, avocados, oranges, olives, pecan, plum etc.

We also have cattle, sheep, chickens, dam stocked with perch and 2 Maremma dogs. We would prefer a couple with their own accommodation e.g. van or camper and we can supply fresh filtered water, electricity and access to some fruit, veges, eggs and meat when available. Everything we eat off the farm is organic and free of spray and pesticides. Our meat is all grass fed beef, and our water is of course free of fluoride and other chemicals. There is much scope for extending the vegetable gardens and improving the fruit trees etc, which would make for relatively sustainable living.

We can also consider accommodating a live in arrangement for the right person/s as we have a spare room and access to a second kitchen, lounge room, toilet and bathroom. Must be reliable, honest, good with children and animals and come with quality character references.

Please note: we are not able to sign off second year visas and this is not a paid position. It would be approximately 4-5 hours during picking season 5 days a week in return for free accommodation and meals.

  This job vacancy was been posted over 40 days ago, but is still active and currently accepting new applications.

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