Help with Animals & Gardens on a small farm in Southwest Missouri with Dairy Goats, Chickens, & Horses, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    **We are currently looking for workawayers for 2020. Goat kidding season will be around the end of March and the beginning of April 2020.**

    **Spring and Fall times are our busiest times, Summer we have projects to complete but due to the heat the working days and times are shorter, In the winter we still have some work to be done but it is our slowest times. **

    We are a small family farm on about 30 acres. We are a couple in our 70's with our son living on property in his 30's. We have dairy goats, chickens, ducks, two horses, two donkeys, and a henny. We have a large greenhouse and 2 large outdoor gardens. We milk our dairy goats and like to watch the baby goats run, jump, and play. Two of us are smokers but we do not smoke in our house.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Animal care
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an older couple that lives on the farm with our adult son. My husband and son are military veterans and have done a lot of traveling. Our son has learned a lot about the farm animals and is the primary one that takes care of them. We hope to be able to teach someone the joys of owning and caring for animals or for someone to be able to teach us what they know. We have lived in many large cities and now have settled down in the country enjoying the farm life and we would like to share this lifestyle with others that might be interested in some or all parts of this lifestyle. While you are here you will be able to see and experience things such as the goats having babies the end of March, seeing how to milk goats, seeing how to properly care for and raise free range chickens, and lots of other small farm things. Our kidding season for our goats is the end of March and beginning of April. We would prefer someone that has a desire to work with goats or has a knowledge of goats during our kidding season.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help from someone or a couple that can help in some of the following areas. We have a large greenhouse and 2 large outdoor gardens that need to be maintained with things such as pulling weeds and picking vegetables and other garden projects. We have dairy goats, horses, donkeys, and chickens that need care in such things as feeding, looking after, collecting eggs, refilling their water troughs, and other projects. Yard help such as maintaining the flower beds, as well as maintaining the lawn. Inside the house, light housework and cooking.

    We have several special projects that come up from time to time as well as special projects we would like to get completed. For the special projects skills such as, construction, woodworking, heavy lifting/hauling, painting, and others.

    If you have experience or expertise in any of the following areas please let us know.
    Horses
    Goats
    Cooking/Baking
    Canning

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own private bedroom with a full size bed, shared bathroom, and shared kitchen. We are a couple in our 70's with our son in his 30's. We have a router so you can have your own WiFi access. We live on a 30 acre farm just 30 minutes west of Springfield, MO and within about an hour to Branson. We are only about 12 minutes away from the horse sanctuary that also hosts workawayers where our son also volunteers at. We like to sit down for family meals usually once a day in the evenings but there is access to food in the house 24/7.

    We are only about 30 minutes away from Springfield, MO airport and can pick you up at the airport and drop you off if you choose to fly in. We are also able to pick up and drop you off at the bus station in Joplin or Springfield. If you want to get around off the farm you will need a vehicle or can rent a vehicle. We do go into town and the city several times a week and you are welcome to go with us anytime we go.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Having a vehicle or renting a vehicle is the best if you want to get around outside of the farm. We are only a little over an hour from Branson, MO which is a big tourist spot. There are lots of beautiful national parks in northern Arkansas with caves and waterfalls. There are casinos in eastern Oklahoma just about 45 minutes away. We are called the "Four States" area because all are so close. We are also within about 45 minutes to Stockton Lake where there is always good fishing or a great day at the swim beach.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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