All users are encouraged to do as much as they possibly can with as much support as they need to achieve it. The farm is designed to enable users to experience work in a supportive environment.
Users could be working on their own and as part of a team to feed, water, clean out and change bedding for all of the animals. Users may also be assisting other professionals in shearing wool and fleece, foot care and general animal husbandry. As well as this users could participate in vaccinating and monitoring the animal’s health, looking after newborns and sick animals. Users could also take an active role in halter-training the alpacas.
Farm maintenance and specific projects are intrinsic to the work ethic we foster. Some of our ventures include building the ducks a pond, making new paddocks, laying paths, cutting back the hedges and building animals houses.
We also have bees so users can assist with raw honey processing including filtering and labelling.
A typical day at Yarra farm learning for work
|Feed animals and top up water
|Quick drink and snack
|Building up the pond area for the ducks
|Repairing fences and pathways
|Feeding animals, collecting eggs, topping up the water
|Depart for home