Hello! My name is Susanne and I am looking for some workaways to come help out and learn on our ranch. We are situated on a beautiful farm in the glorious foothills of the Rocky Mountains and are 30 minutes from Cochrane, 1 hour from Banff, and 45 minutes from Calgary. We are looking for people who enjoy the company of animals: we have sheep, all sorts of chickens, cattle, a monkey, a parrot, goats and pigs. We also have a lot of cats and dogs. In general we are in need of someone to help with my garden work, general household chores as well as duties around the farm which would include fencing, cleaning the sheep barns and the chicken coops, carpentry
work helping build calf shelters and general painting. The ranch has numerous buildings and if you have a passion for decluttering there will be always something to do.
I am a fantastic cook myself, and we will all eat meals together in the dining room. There will always be something to eat for lunch as well as breakfast. If I am not around you are free to cook and there is food available.
Unfortunately we can't accomodate special dietry requirements. Please note that there is no public transport or taxi service available anywhere close to our place. Lifts might be available if there is a need to visit a nearby town.
We are a multi-generational family so our household is very lively and there is always something going on so if you are looking for peace and quiet this is not the place for you.
You will be made to feel welcome and part of the family and extended friends and we like to engage with our workaways and learn about their cultures. You will have your own room and shared bathroom with the other workaways.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We have a small sheep herd consisting of hair sheep and wool sheep. We need help during lambing season, making sure the lambs are up and going. We do have two dogs who guard the sheep as we do have a predator problem.
In general we are in need of someone to help with my garden work, general household chores as well as duties around the farm which would include fencing, cleaning the sheep barns and the chicken coops, carpentry work helping build calf shelters and general painting. The ranch has numerous buildings and if you have a passion for decluttering there will be always something to do.
You would have a splendid bedroom equipped with a closet and some shelves, plus a nightstand, etc. You will have to share the bathroom with the other workaways. We all eat together downstairs in the dining room for dinner.
In the summer, there are endless possibilities. We are relatively close to the Ghost Lake which you can swim in, we are also pretty close to Banff for hiking and such, and Calgary Stampede is here every summer. Calgary is a world class city with many attractions and a vibrant art and music culture. Something for everybody to do on days off.
Winter brings the opportunities for skiing , skating and any other winter activities you like. Again these are opportunities that are available on days off.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours per day 5 days a week