Help on our Hobby Farm in Mt. Lehman in the Fraser Valley BC, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are hoping for a workaway couple to help us get our farm in order taking it into the Winter. This includes putting our vegetable gardens to bed, covering them with leaf mulch, taking leaves for mulch. Getting out the farm equipment maintained and put away. Organizing the fall wood debris and doing some chipping, burning and stacking of fire wood. Fixing holes in the pasture fence and other projects that might come up. There will be weed eating and use of our chipper, small power tools and small tractor to assist with the work.

    We live on a 10 acre hobby farm in the village of Mt. Lehman in the Fraser Valley. There are 8 acres in pasture, a barn, we rent our pasture to a local dairy farmer for his herd. We have two large veggie gardens, landscaped areas, an orchard and lots of big trees in a park-like setting on the Agricultural Land Reserve.

    We have a general vegetable garden and a special large squash garden that need to be prepared and planted. We have ready access to manure from our barn to add to the gardens, we grow organically. We have quite few landscaped areas on the farm to trim and weed. There is always some clean up to do after a Canadian Winter. Usually we have some tree damage where we need to do some serious pruning and chopping and thinning using a chain saw and other tools. We also put in our two large vegetable gardens in the Spring.

    Our home comes with full digital cable and high speed internet with two private apartment areas, one upstairs and one downstairs for workaways. Each has their own bathroom, TV room and bedroom. We usually start work at about 10am, break at noon for a two hour lunch break together and then work 2 hours in the afternoon. After an afternoon break we come together to make dinner and then eat and gab. After dinner you're free to do what you like, watch TV, read, walk. We have a couple of bikes on the property.

    On your days off we try to take you somewhere interesting, into town, a site, shopping or a visit with us where ever or whatever we are doing. We try to make your stay here interesting.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are one hour from Vancouver and 10 minutes from Abbotsford, 10 minutes from the Washington State border in the US. Mt. Baker National Park is close by as is the Fraser Canyon, Fraser River, Harrison Hot Springs, Mission and entry way to both the BC Interior or Whistler via the Duffy Lake Road loop. We are close to the North Cascades that cross both sides of the international border.

  • Help

    Help

    Hi: We are again accepting workawayers if they are already in the country. Unfortunately the US/Canada border remains closed so we cannot accept US workawayers or workawayers coming from the US at this time. If there are other workawayers from Europe or Asia that are already in Canada and have completed their 14 day quarantine, we would be inerested in hosting. Please get in touch.

    We are now looking for a workawayer couples or motivated individuals to put the farm and gardens to bed for the Winter. We will mulching vegetables and raking fall leaves.. We hope to have help during this time, we will have lots of room in our home and can make some delicious meals with produce from the farm gardens.

    There is always clean up in preparation for a Canadian Winter. Usually we have some tree damage where we need to do some serious pruning and chopping and thinning. We also put in our two large vegetable gardens in the Spring. We have a general vegetable garden and a special large squash garden that need to be prepared and planted. We have ready access to manure from our barn to add to the gardens, we grow organically. We have quite few landscaped areas on the farm to trim and weed.

    We also have a one acre orchard with varieties of apples, pears, plums and cherries. The fruit is harvested starting in early Summer with the plums and in Sept/Oct the apples. We make jams with the plums and dehydrate and juice the apples. We need help processing all the apples.

    We have extensive landscape areas including 3 ponds, one that is 18' deep and 150' long. We use a system of pumps and filters to carry the water between the ponds and are in the process of developing a water fall feature area with large boulders. We need help developing this area next to the gazebo and tool shed.

    We love cooking and host lots of dinners from our fresh produce in the garden.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private living area in a separate downstairs suite that includes a bedroom with private bathroom and living area with TV, Wifi and PVR. Our guest would eat with us. The downstairs area also has its own kitchen, furnace, bathroom, bedroom and living area, 900 sq ft.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are one hour from Vancouver and 10 minutes from Abbotsford, 10 minutes from the Washington State border in the US. There are express buses available from a shopping mall about 1 mile from the farm for trips into Vancouver via bus and sky train. Hosts would drive you to the connecting bus stops when required.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good office space and high speed internet access.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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