We have a small home dairy goat herd and will be kidding out 46 does (LaManchas) so expect approximately 100 kids this year that will be hand raised. We also have chickens, ducks, rabbits, and a horse. In exchange for room and board, we'd love an extra hand during kidding for feeding babies and possibly help with milking depending on the person. Help in the barn with bedding and feeding, cleaning waters or building new pens and shelters or help in the house cleaning up milking equipment and baby buckets or cooking would be great. Our busiest time will be early April until late June.
We're flexible and appreciate indoor or outdoor help. We would enjoy sharing our unique experience with you and this would be a great opportunity to learn about goats. We have a spare bedroom with a queen sized bed and have a camper available in case a person would rather have more privacy and be outside. We have a fire pit for bonfires not far from the house and encourage someone to make themselves at home on their time off. We are a non-smoking household and appreciate people respecting that. We all enjoy a good sense of humor and try to be as laid back as possible but we do have some very busy times around here.
Enjoy bicycling and lots of peaceful fresh air in your down time. Nearby Riding Mountain National Park and lots of museums are in the area, two hours from Winnipeg.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Anyone wanting to gain knowledge of how we dairy goats and raise babies by hand, this is the place. We offer a great atmosphere and welcome home life on the farm. There are many things to learn in the handling and care of goats from milking the adults to feeding the babies.
We have a small home goat dairy operation. We hand raise the babies, this way they grow up being used to us and tame. We can use help feeding babies and care for the other animals. Meal prep is a possibility and light housework if you'd prefer. There is always lots of different things to do to fill the day with amazing animals and great fun!
We have a designated room in our home that will accommodate one single person or a couple with a queen size bed. We also have available a serviced camper in the yard if you'd prefer your own space. Food will be provided based on your individual needs. Breakfast items are there, but it's mostly your choice what you have. Supper tends to be a family based meal that we enjoy each others company and learn how everyone's day went!
During your down time, you can enjoy the peaceful scenery, great wildlife or just go for a walk/jog to soak it all in! We aren't too far from scenic Riding Mountain National park with Clear Lake. There are local walking trails and a botanical garden to visit. Evening camp fires are always a great way to relax!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week