We’re seeking willing workers to work and enjoy the Australian countryside

Happy restful time to you and yours!!

We’re seeking a willing worker to stay in our Loft and would love your help spreading the message to people who would love to stay and work with us!

The work in the garden is weeding, planting, and maintenance. Check out the photos below to see what’s in store.

We’re seeking 4 hours work a day for scrumptious food and relaxing lodgings (or 8 hours one day then a day off).

3-5 days stay or longer if arranged after enjoying working together.

Happy for one or two people – as long as two people’s load is accomplished – two singles or a couple.

The Loft has a queen and a single bed and it looks out over the property into gum trees, the berry patch and dams. It’s a lovely place to sleep – there’s  a postcard of stars out the window when you’re drifting off to sleep.

We seek workers from November to March each year so feel free to let people know who can’t make this year.

Looking forward to hearing from you and those you know. Feel free to call or email us for more details – click here for our contacts.

Tess’s Winter Gardening Tips

“The Garden has gone to sleep for Winter. We’re now doing pruning in preparation for Spring.

There is a story behind every plant here.

The rhododendrons for example weren’t my favourite flower but we’ve grown into each other because it keeps the garden below the Loft green over Winter.

We finally transplanted our 15 year old cherry laurel into the centre of the courtyard. The laurels are often seen as a weed, though in our harsh environment, the fact that the laurel is a midsize evergreen plant that doesn’t attract bugs or mould earns its position as a feature plant.

Despite the fact that the laurel is hardy, having transplanted it at the beginning of Winter, we’re giving it tender loving care to ensure it survives and flourishes to bring shade to the courtyard over Summer.

We’re also wondering what the name will be for the new outdoor shelter at the top of the property. It’s been affectionately known as “the Folly” though we’re thinking a more fitting name could be found! The roof is almost done.”

~ Tess

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