Fantastic Farm Sitter
I just wanted to give you some feedback on our experience of Farmsitters
Australia, We are just back from a three month trip seeing some of Aust.
Trip was really great. We partly attribute our great holiday to knowing that
all was well at home. Bruce farmsat for us and he was simply
fantastic. The house and garden were immaculate on our return and Bruce more
than adequately looked after the farm and took on any jobs that we threw at
him, in our absence. He also participated in the local community (played
tennis, went to some local functions and helped out at a hay drive).
Farmsitters Australia gave us a great opportunity to seek a suitable person
to mind our farm so that we could pursue a dream of touring Australia with
our children. Because of that I believe that Farmsitters Australia plays a
vital role in assisting with the health and wellbeing of farm families.
Thankyou so much for developing the concept. You are doing really filling an
important need in rural Australia.
Regards and our sincerest thanks
Penny and Andrew February 9, 2017
A wonderful service to the farming community
Hi Kim and Phillip,
I think you are providing a wonderful service to the farming community throughout Australia, particulary those like us who do not have family on the property, and we were delighted to use it last year.
We had six weeks overseas and had a wonderful couple (from Deloraine in Tasmania) look after our property, cattle, dog, chooks, garden and home. Apart from that, we have made another friend. We went to Tasmania last month and visited them at their property and spent some great time with them.
We did not use the farm sitting service for this three weeks away, just had a local feeding and checking our cattle, dog in kennels, garden gone to the dogs, home freezing to return to. We would have liked to have Marg and Peter here, but we wanted to visit them!
Next year we will have them again – we have already asked them.
Keep up the good work,
Merilyn South Australia February 9, 2017
Lovely to see our house and animals were well looked after
Dear Kim and Phillip
We came across the idea of farm sitters from a friend who had heard about the service. As we were intending on travelling as a family and being absent from our farm for nearly 6 weeks, it was nice to have the option of having someone live in our home and care for our farm and our animals. From our initial contact with Colin and Anne, it was obvious they had our best interests in mind when they decided to come and look after our farm. We had regular contact with them whilst we were away which meant we always knew what was going on and were able to help with any issues they had. Upon our return, it was lovely to see our house and animals were well looked after.
We would highly recommend Farm Sitters and the service it provides and are grateful to Colin and Anne for taking care of our farm and animals.
Stuart and Soolan January March 26, 2017
Farmsitters now friends
Hi Kim and Phillip,
We would like to thank your site for the absolutely wonderful farm sitter Val.
Val travelled from Victoria to farm sit for us in NSW last month.
What a kind & efficient Lady she is.
Everything we asked of her was done & the animals were so well cared for.
One of the old dogs even went looking for her when she left.
We are proud to call Val a good friend of ours.
Lorraine and Jim
May 18, 2017
Committed and generous Farm Sitters
Graham and Hayley cared for our farm and domestic animals for a month over late January to late February 2017.
They are a very committed and competent couple who juggle twins, 2 dogs and whatever else comes their way with humour and practical capable skill and finesse.
This involved – watering vegetable crops, weeding (his initiative!) and observing for problems
-managing cattle – feeding hay, moving paddocks, observing for approaching calving.
-feeding and caring for our cat and dog
-watering our plants around the house and vegetable garden
This they did very well for a month during pretty hot and dusty times, with wonderful initiative taken beyond our expectations.
Their commitment and generosity is something very special and we would be very happy to recommend them for other farm sitting positions.
Regards, Leonie and Brett
May 18, 2017