Welcome to The Kookaburra Estate, Bocoble.
The N.S.W. Small Acreage Training Farm
Vision for the Kookaburra Estate
Our vision for the farm is one that is the perfect example of a true Hobby Farm. We will carry a mixture of stock, poultry, vegetables, fruit trees and pastures, that will give a Hobby Farmer a sample of what they can achieve on a farm. Everything we do must be both agriculturally correct as well as aesthetically pleasing, both on the farm and around the homestead. Stock must be healthy and productive. Vegetables gardens must be relevant, pest free and fully irrigated for self watering. Equipment must be well maintained and stored in an organised manner. At the same time the farm must be low maintenance and easy to manage.
In addition to setting up the perfect Hobby Farm we have recently commenced construction of a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, that will also be a focal point of what we do on the farm.
How It Started.
When looking for their “Tree Change”, Kate and Garry began searching for their new home in Central Western NSW. It was the laughter of Kate’s beloved kookaburras when they arrived at this property that let them know it would be a happy place to start their new lives!
Whilst there was little doubt as to what they would name their farm, the arrival of “Spirit” solidified it. Caught and tangled in barbed wire on the boundary fence, this gorgeous kookaburra was the first new addition to their farm family. Whilst Spirit was only with them for a short time, he now symbolises the joy and energy of their new home!
More and more people are making the change from city living to the country. Taking advantage of the relaxed lifestyle and fresh air, buying 25 acres and taking to mixed farming, a great life, but full of pit falls.
Having made the change themselves, Garry and Kate have learnt the hard way.
Wasting many $1000’s dollars doing the wrong thing, not to mention the 100’s of hours of wasted time.
That is why they set up their farm as a training farm, to assist the Tree Changer in making the right choices, learning the basics of farming, from Stock selection to machinery. How to build a fence, the easy way. How not to burn out the clutch of a tractor in the first month, what hens to buy and why.
We keep a large variety of different breeds of poultry and livestock plus an extensive market garden with over 30 varieties of vegetables as well as an orchard of over 25 different fruit trees.
These are just a few of the many things that are taught in the training at Kookaburra Estate Bocoble. Take a look at the pages of this web site or call Garry or Kate and discuss how they can help you get the most out of your Tree Change.
As part of their commitment to the farming process Kate and Garry are now member of The Wildlife Carers Network and are constructing a major Wildlife rehabilitation centre. Designed purely to rehabilitate wildlife for release back in to the bush.
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