3 gorgeous boys need a couple or two friends to love and take care of them while their owners are away
My partner Stewart and I are both retired public servants. We moved to Kundabung 10 years ago. I love painting in acrylics and Stewart is a motorbike enthusiast. We are avid travellers but have found agisting our alpacas is starting to stress them a little, as they are getting older. So in their best interest we would like them to be loved and cared for in their own home in future. We take short holidays of up to three weeks in odd years and go overseas for 3 months in even years. This is the first time we have used a house/pet sitter.
Our Home & Location
Our rural home is on 25 acres in the Kundabung area on the NSW mid-north coast. It has 3 bedrooms, indoor spa bath, open plan lounge,dining/kitchen and several decks and pool area. We have solar electricity and hot water and we run on tank water. It is 25 minutes north of Port Macquarie, 15 minutes south of Kempsey and 30 minutes from Crescent Head on the coast. You'll need a car as all facilities are in either Port Macquarie or Kempsey; restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, fuel, hospitals, medical centres and vets. There are many small coastal villages, great beaches and the historic Trial Bay Gaol all within 45 minutes drive from our property.
Responsibilities & Pets
You would need to feed the boys their mineral mix in the mornings in their night paddock, let them out into their day paddock, check their water troughs are full, rake up their poo and put it into the compost pile. At around 5pm move them into their night paddock and hand feed them lucerne. On longer stays there may be a bit of tidying up in the yard ie palm fronds put onto pile, water overflows on the tanks cleaned out.
During the summer/early autumn months the above ground pool will need skimming each day. Chemicals added and filtering for several hours once a week. The outdoor spa will need the chemicals tested after each use and topped up if needed and filtered once a week.
September 2018 | Blake