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    LOOKING FOR FUN VOLUNTEERS IMMEDIATELY & FOR THE REST OF 2019 WITH 1 PLACEMENT LEFT FOR CHRISTMAS!! BOOK NOW! 😀🎄🎁

    We are so excited to welcome volunteers from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Brazil & Australia over the coming weeks and would be delighted to add your home country to this list. :)

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    I am a very active female that finds myself on a 20 acre hobby farm in my retirement. For many years I worked as a driving evaluator in a Toronto hospital, evaluating the potential for people to learn or resume driving post illness or injury. My hobbies are machine quilting and sewing... and my animals of course. I am heavy into clicker training having worked with such notables as Gary Wilkes, Karen Pryor and Carolyn Clarke back in the day.

    My faith is central to who I am. I believe it is best expressed by what I do and how I treat both humans and animals and I am always up for a chat about how I see the world and my/our responsibilities within it. Beauty isn't about how one looks or appears, but more about how one treats others. A good and generous heart is everything. :)

    I sure could use your help taking care of our beautiful animals and property and in return, you will learn just how kindness and understanding can be used effectively in the humane treatment of all animals... and if you wish to learn to machine quilt or sew then this is certainly the place for you! In the summer there is always plenty of grass to cut and there is nothing better than riding around in the evening on the zero-turn.

    We have the horse and dog trails in the woods that can always use a trim and there is typically an enthusiastic dog or 2 to come along for the company. :) My interest is to meet interesting, outgoing people, who feel at home and treat ours as their own and rather than feel like a guest, take on responsibilities around the farm and cottage without us having to write daily lists. Travelers with working holiday visas who are accepted here as volunteers, please be sure that volunteering on our farm is what you truly want and you are requested to please keep to your contract with us as many people are turned down so that you can have the position. :)

    If you are wanting to practice English and/or learn the expected customary manners for Canada, then I would LOVE to teach you, it is another passion of mine. :)

    You are reminded that our dogs are huge... with the Dane being well over 160 lbs. and they also have hair and shed... a lot.. their hair gets everywhere but it is a small price to pay for the love and devotion they give us!! If you are the least bit frightened of dogs, or have any kind of sensitivity to dog hair, then this is NOT the placement for you.

    Similarly, if you are not able to show the animals affection and wish to push/shove them around, not speak to them or ignore them, then again, you will need to rethink your application as I can guarantee your placement will NOT last very long here. This is the animal's home and as such shouldn't have anyone that is scared of them, sensitive to them or have anyone that sees animals as lesser beings around them. They are all extremely friendly and the dogs will often climb on an empty lap for a good long cuddle and if you would like a dog to snuggle with at bedtime, then this is DEFINITELY the place for you, there will be a line-up at your door. :) They are very loyal and loving or we wouldn't invite you to come here and share in our lives. :)

    You should also be aware that we talk to all of our animals and Workaway volunteers are expected to extend the same courtesy. We see animals and humans as equals, and as such, we chat with them all so don't be shy, embarrassed or afraid to chat with them too, they love to learn new languages. :) Our animals are never spoken down to and are always complimented and thanked when they comply with our requests... you will be expected to do the same whenever you are around them and we would be delighted to demonstrate that for you if it is not yet your custom. :)

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  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Here on our farm you will learn how to share and thrive in a healthy community, how to help one another with great team spirit, and how to take care of animals in the most kind and caring environment possible!! Your English will improve as will the expected manners for Canada and for sure you will make life-long friendships as we select our volunteers very carefully. :) You will also learn the importance of conserving water and other "green" practices. We waste very little of anything here. :)

    You should know that we are LGBTQ accepting and do as much as we can to have all our volunteers feel like they are valued family members and we enjoy sharing our culture and traditions. We love to have good conversation and prefer fun-loving outgoing volunteers who will spend time with us and are not always staying in their rooms or staring at their electronic devices. ;(

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Please note, kind, honest, caring, friendly, happy and fun-loving team players who are not looking for a free holiday, but are looking to experience the hard work, fun, laughter and camaraderie that our wonderful farm can bring, are the only people we want and have here... so please do NOT apply if you do not fit this profile. :)

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We will be delighted to teach you about our farm and our animals and their care, however, you should have basic life skills in place before coming here. We do not feel it is our responsibility to teach you how to clean up after yourself, how to make your own bed, how to use a broom and vacuum and how to do the dishes and clean (notjust tidy up) your own bathroom... please make sure you have these skills in place BEFORE you arrive... ask your parents to teach you, they have been longing for this day. :) :) *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

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    Having just an eTa is fine and perfect for our hobby farm, but make sure that ALL your hosts are not running any kind of business or you will be working for them illegally and could be setting yourself up to be either not allowed into Canada when you land or even deported and barred from Canada for about 10 years... even if they are not paying you, because they are making money on the fact you are volunteering in their business. Be very careful where you volunteer. Just recently we have had 2 volunteers with just eTas that had planned to stay with hosts that were running a business, (a B & B and a horse farm), and they had to scramble to find new hosts once they arrived here and found out this information. WE ARE NOT A BUSINESS, just a happy family that loves animals. :) *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    I have 2 Boxers and a young fake Boxer that share the cottage with me and there is a Great Dane, 4 horses and 2 cats also on the farm. We are teaching the dogs and horses to do tricks and agility using the clicker. If you can think outside the box, then come and play with the horses and teach them new behaviours during ground work. If you can demonstrate that you are an adaptable, competent and kind rider, then there may even be an opportunity for you to ride here (in good weather only), after you have bonded with the horses. You should understand that our horses are not riding school horses, they are our family and are treated with the greatest of respect using complimentary and alternative healthcare modalities that include massage therapy, acupuncture, Bowen therapy, laser therapy, homeopathy and chiropractic care.

    If you have only ever been around horses in a riding stable, horse related business or any other money-making environment where horses are "used" and made to perform or they are sold on (or worse), then you will really love to be around ours where there is never the concern that they will be sold or otherwise made to leave, it just does not happen here. All creatures on our farm are appreciated for who they are and do not live in fear of abandonment and soon understand that this is their home for the rest of their lives. Come and see what a difference that makes in their overall outlook on life, their demeanor and temperament. :)

    You will love our beautiful barn that is kept in spotless condition for the horses. This is where our volunteers excel by cleaning it daily after they have helped turn the horses out in the fields for the day. There is the usual mucking out of the 4 stalls, scrubbing of water and feed buckets and the topping up of shavings and hay to mention just the main duties... It appears to be worthy of mention that you must be fit enough to lift 35 lb. or 16 kilo water buckets and hay bales too and preference will be given to those volunteers that are used to manual labour so please mention this in your initial email request. Volunteers will hear me say that if you wouldn't drink from their water buckets or sleep in their stalls, then why indeed should the horses. :) Nothing is too good for them as our volunteers happily discover. The horses are cared for in split shifts... breakfast, turn-out & muck out, dinner time and tuck in for the night. Sometimes you will do 2 shifts and occasionally, all 4... so plenty of horse time here. :)

    During the summer you will find that the gardens are extensive always needing attention, as is the property... and the fresh air and tranquility is amazing. :) The focus is on maintaining the fences and clearing the fallen trees from the previous storms and in the winter after taking care of the animals and clearing the snow, we catch up on the bigger inside jobs like painting and inside house maintenance.

    Our approximate daily routine is breakfast at 7:30. Mucking out the barn at 8.30 (earning you 3 hours), then 1 hour gardening before lunch which is at 1 PM and after lunch or early evening the puppies are walked for an hour, then supper between 5 and 7 PM. There is plenty of time for bike rides, hanging in the hammock with a good book or chatting with new friends. Household duties are completed after supper, taking around 10 to 15 minutes and then free time until quiet time at 9 PM where you are able to spend time on your electronics etc. or just sleep the night away. :)

    We are LGBTQ friendly and our expectation is that you will be respectful to everyone as we allow no discrimination of any kind on our farm. During your visit you will be a valued member of our family and as such you will attack assigned tasks promptly with enthusiasm and cheerfulness and in a timely manner. You absolutely must be able to follow directions in English very well, and then you will learn and respect how we care for our animals. To muck out the barn daily, you must be healthy and strong enough to push wheelbarrows and to lift those water buckets. You will also need the ability to care for our belongings as if they were your own and to follow protocols that are in place to enhance the animals lives and keep them healthy, happy and safe... and you too!!! In return you will learn a lot about humane and ethical animal care and have a fabulous and fun time whilst doing so. We are a happy and light-hearted animal loving family who work hard to make sure our animals have the best life possible and are more than happy to open our hearts and home to Workawayers who wish to immerse themselves in country and farm life at it's very best. Sometimes you will be completing tasks alone, and other times as a team member and you will always be appreciated for your honesty, commitment, punctuality and your willingness to help with an emphasis on fun and laughter during your stay with us. :) To ensure you experience true farm life, each task has a very fair time limit allotted to it for proper completion. eg. 1 person can muck out the barn easily in 5 hours, 2 people in 2.5 hours and 3 people in less than 2 hours, making your being on the farm reasonable and worthwhile for us as well as for you. For the right volunteers, I can guarantee that you will enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime and a promise of an experience you will never forget. :) If, upon reading this extensive and in-depth profile, you feel that you would like to come here and start to change the way we do things, then please mention this in your initial application so that we can evaluate whether or not you would still be a good fit here. We have a reason for everything we do on the farm and would be delighted to share that with you should you ask. :)

    In exchange for your commitment, dedication, strong work ethic and respectful and kind manners, we will provide you with 7 days room and board with 2 days off for you to spend how you choose, be it resting up on the farm, biking or hiking out through our country lanes or taking off to explore Ontario's vast countryside. :)

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen

    English and ASL (American Sign Language)

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    I have a cosy FRAGRANCE-FREE air-conditioned cottage that I would love to share with the right animal lovers. Due to allergies and sensitivities of other people and our animals, all personal products you bring are to be FRAGRANCE FREE with no exceptions... if you are unable to find these in your own country, you may buy these from us at the store price. :) In the winter we heat the cottage with the wood-stove, making it really comfortable and providing the perfect opportunity for snuggling with the dogs in front of the fire. :) We have unlimited WiFi and also an account with Netflix for your viewing pleasure. :) There is an HD TV with a DVD player in the Workawayers comfortably decorated room that has a bunk bed with a double at the bottom and a single on the top. There is a USB charging station for your electronics (remember to bring the cables for your particular item), and then there is also a bathroom kept exclusively for volunteers.

    We are very proud of our water and energy conservation practices on our farm, consequently, no showers are available in the cottage as all water is trucked in making the impact on the environment considerable, however, daily 10 minute hot showers fed by a pure underground stream are always available at the farmhouse a short walk away. As many farms do in Canada, we also conserve water with our toilets, flushing them only for solids and during the day we also use our dishwater to flush. These practices were recommended by our volunteers and all those concerned about the environment have readily embraced and respected these guidelines. :)

    Sometimes you will have the room to yourself but in the busy seasons, there may be 3 or 4 volunteers (sometimes co-ed as long as everyone is in total agreement and everyone is respectful of each other's privacy). We will provide you with all towels and bed linens so no need to bring your own. :) There are 2 distinct options for laundry... we have a huge washing machine in the cottage where all of our laundry is done together, or, if you prefer, when I am going into town I can drop you there, and you can use the laundromat facilities, totally your choice and please note, NO hand laundering is permitted as it wastes a huge amount of water. We have a clothes dryer at the cottage but only use it in the winter when there is no option to dry outside. We also have a clothing exchange so that if you arrive during a change in seasons, you are welcome to exchange or use anything from the stock. :) In the warmer seasons we have a huge caravan/bunkie where our volunteers sleep under the stars and if you feel chilly, there are electric blankets to keep you toasty. :)

    We eat extremely well here and due to dietary restrictions, I will prepare the food and then the volunteers will take it in turns to clean up afterwards. We will create a menu suitable for everyone and then once a week, we can shop together (if you wish), where you select the basic healthy, single-ingredient foods you prefer... absolutely no junk or processed foods with or without chemical additives please. (You may of course purchase your own snacks that you MUST keep in your own room if you do not wish to make them at home). All meals are eaten together in the cottage... and supper time is when we can be found laughing and playing simple word games to help improve all of our vocabularies. My profile is in depth so that there are no surprises when you arrive, so please give me the same respect and be totally honest and up-front and say if you have any dietary restrictions at all (your profile SHOULD reflect this anyway). For example, there is nothing more challenging than having someone join our family who's profile does not mention any restrictions at all, only to announce that they do not eat anything white... like rice, potatoes, wheat etc. and that they wish to prepare their own food!! It is much better to say ahead of time what it is that you do not eat so that properly balanced menus can be created ahead of time for meals that I prepare. Similarly, if you do not like certain foods, please, just say so on your profile. What may be easy for you to manage, may be extremely difficult to cater without proper notice as a lot of effort goes into making sure that we provide properly portioned and well balanced meals to ALL of our volunteers. If you restrict your diet to one food only or are on a 3,500 calorie a day diet or have to eat every 2 to 3 hours, then you absolutely must say ahead of time so that we can make sure as to whether or not you will be a good fit here.

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    We ALL share the typical housekeeping duties, (vacuuming and cleaning), which in the good weather includes feeding and walking the dogs, and in the winter, we will clear snow and stack and bring in the wood for the fire. :) By car, the Ganaraska forest is 18 minutes away as is Rice Lake. It takes 35 minutes to bicycle to historic Port Hope and 55 minutes to Cobourg. Toronto is about an hour and a half away and we encourage you to get out and explore Ontario's capital. Should you wish to explore more locally weather permitting, there are bicycles and helmets available for your use. :) As weather and time permits, I will be delighted to take you sightseeing locally and on days off you are encouraged to head off and travel to your hearts content... Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Montreal and Niagara Falls await. :)

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We eat mostly sugar-free, and vegetarian with the emphasis on "fresh" and home prepared and I am generally able to accommodate vegan and other special diets if your profile reflects this. With your help, most mornings you will wake to the glorious smell of freshly baked bread as I prefer to bake my own to avoid the chemicals and additives found in commercial products... and our home-made chocolate yogurt is to die for. :) In the summer there are 2 small vegetable gardens planted with organic seasonal vegetables. If you love animals as much as we do and possibly wish to enhance your clicker-training skills, English language or machine sewing skills then this is surely the place for you.

    Do come and join our family and see what farm and country living is all about. Your essential qualities are a caring positive outlook, honesty, flexibility, accountability, integrity, a sense of humour and kindness. I look for individuals who are healthy and strong, possess the ability to follow directions in English very well, have reasonable expectations, a strong work ethic and are compassionate towards both people and animals. On our farm all creatures are treated equally... animals and humans alike, by being given what they individually need to be successful.... and if you join our family and and pitch in cheerfully with tasks, you will absolutely be treated the same. :) Only non-smokers need apply because no smoking is permitted at all in the houses or on the property. Marijuana use is legal in Canada, however we do NOT allow the use of it on our farm, either smoking or edibles.... with animals it would be far too dangerous.

    You will never be expected to pay money for food or accommodation assuming that you keep your hours up which in turn pays for your rent etc. The hours vary day by day and average out to 25 hours per week over 7 days. :)

    Preference will always be given to volunteers that wish to stay 3 or more weeks but we do occasionally host volunteers with special skills for less.... artists and house painters are encouraged to ask. :) It would also be of benefit for you to have some kind of previous work experience, anything at all... it doesn't have to be horse or farm related, you just need to be used to being shown how to do things the way that is needed, with you responding with keen interest and respect with absolutely no attitude or rudeness and also to have the ability to work efficiently and to not take all day to do a task that typically takes an hour... :( It would not be cost effective for any employer to keep anyone that wasn't pulling their weight and working efficiently, and it is exactly the same here... you and I will have a contract for you to give the farm 5 hours of good, solid hard work each day and in exchange, I will be giving you great farm lodgings along with excellent meals, a fabulous working atmosphere... and memories that will last you a lifetime. :)

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    25 hours during 5 days with 2 days off each week where you are welcome to travel or stay on the farm.

All the horses by the main farmhouse. Just heading out for a trail ride with our volunteers.
Puppy Huxley... tired after working on the farm all day.
Here is an example of the home cooked meals you can expect here... "neat" loaf, high protein Yorkshire pudding, roasted root veggies and vegetarian stuffing accompanied by high protein freshly baked bread. Delicious!!
Angel having a quiet conversation with Max
Dexter and Miss Gemma... RIP Miss Gemmy, so loved by everyone especially the volunteers...
Beautiful day for a ride
Max taking our volunteer Lena for a ride
Bunk beds in the Workawayer's room
Max and George enjoying a quiet drink at the fountain
Eric helping volunteers pick apples for the horses
This is Wilma, our golf cart that Workawayers use... Dexter is waiting in the front seat for a ride...
The horses are ridden every day in good weather. All volunteers with English style experience are welcome to ride providing they have taken the time to bond with the horses first. :)
Dexter and his ball




















































































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