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What the Penrhos Students had to say

The students from Penrhos College recently spent the day at Boshack Outback and had a wonderful experience. Below is what Year 4 students Sian and Hayley had to say.

Year 4 Boshack Excursion

During the lead-up to our Boshack excursion we felt excited and nervous. We had to get up about 5:45am to get to school before sunrise. On the bus ride, which took two hours, we sang and chanted and we had some puzzles which we had to figure out. We also shouted out animal names as we saw them in the paddocks that we passed. We were over the moon when we finally got to Boshack. After a brief introduction, we had billy tea, which one of our tour guides swung around in the billy to make tea leaves sink to the bottom. For morning tea we also had a delicious damper with jam and cream, banana bread and fresh fruit. After and longer and more informative introduction, we got to try some witchetty grubs and herded sheep across the paddock and into a pen. After a scrumptious lunch of burgers, the group swapped activities. We then held some yabbie and walked through a paperbark forest. It was then time to board the bus for the return journey to Penrhos. As the day was an amazing experience, we were all extremely sad to leave. We would recommend this adventure to anyone.

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Farm Animals at Boshack Outback

People often ask what animals we have at Boshack Outback. If you are wondering the same thing come on a tour of the farm with me. No need to put on your gumboots as you can see the farm from the comfort of your lounge room chair!

Come with me and I will show you around our farm. Read more

Boshack Outback Reviews and Summer Offer

Boshack Outback Summer Offer

We love to welcome guests to our Outback Oasis and we pride ourselves on providing a unique stay. We can tell you all about what we have to offer but sometimes it is best to hear it from the horse’s mouth! Or should I bloggers mouth?

Get a glimpse into what a stay at Boshack Outback is really like by reading one of our many reviews. Read more

Wildflowers at Boshack Outback

 

Boshack Outback is alive with colour at the moment. Walking around Lake Serene in the bush you will spot wildflowers in every direction. The flowers are in full bloom during September to November. Read more

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Sustainable living at Boshack Outback

Boshack Outback is not connected to the main power and we rely on the sun. In fact we are eco-friendly, to preserve the harmony of the local habitat.

We are surrounded by pristine bushland and we want to have as little impact on the environment as possible. We are learning and adapting to live in the environment as is. Read more

Boshack Happenings

As you can imagine maintaining a 300-acre property takes a lot of work and there are always things happening. Let me take you on a journey so you can see the what we have been up to at Boshack Outback.

Vegetable Patch

Our vegetable patch needs to be cared for and maintained daily. Recently we have seen the benefits of what we have planted. Carrots and cucumbers have been plentiful and you can enjoy our homegrown goodness when you visit. Read more

Reasons why People Choose Farmstay in Perth

Lake in Perth

If you’re looking to go to some place that offers you a peaceful and serenity then there is no place better than Perth Farmstays. These are one of the best options to stay close to the nature during your trip. It takes you away from the city noises and hectic life, making your mind relaxed and peaceful. Here are a few reasons why people choose to stay in Farmstay near Perth! Read more

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Perth Day Tours

Perth Day Tours

A Day tour is a great way to experience the real Australian culture and Perth tourist attractions and this unique Day Tour from Perth, Western Australia would be one of the most popular. Check out Trip advisor search ‘Boshack’.

Boshack Eco Adventure Day tour, departs Perth, Western Australia at 8 am heading to Boshack Eco Farm for lots of farm fun and outback adventure. Read more

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Perth Beaches

Perth Beaches

Western Australia has to have some of Australia’s best beaches and we are lucky enough that Perth is home to some of these spectacular beaches. There are so many things to do in Perth with our beaches being a highlight. When visiting Perth we suggest that you step foot on these 4 beaches. Read more

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Ten steps to create a healthy vegetable patch

VEGETABLE PATCHDr Ross Mars is a well know teacher and permaculture expert who spent time at Boshack Outback. During his stay we he helped us to create a healthy vegetable patch. Here is what we learned during his stay.

  1. The vegetable patch base can be raised or lowered depending on your preference. If you create a raised patch it is recommended that you have raised wall.
  2. Try and make the base 1.2 metres wide at the most
  3. You need wettable soil to successfully grow vegetables. To test the soil pour a cup of water into a small hole, if you can count to 10 before the water is completely absorbed then it is not to satisfaction.
  4. Use non wetting soil – wax
  5. Choose your preferred vegetables and fruit.
  6. Do not plant the same things too close together as they attract insects
  7. Plant tall plants as shade
  8. When planting, push soil against roots to minimise oxygen around roots as they dry out
  9.    Drown plants in water before planting and separate the plants.
  10. Use cross sticks to train plants to grow up

Tips

  •         Don’t plant Kale and Broccoli in rows. Mix it up to disguise plants from bugs, butterflies and other pesticides.
  •         Tomato works well with basil

We are grateful to have Dr Ross come and help us set up our garden as we are able to use the plants in our cooking. Our vegetable patch is now thriving!