Come and help on our 80 acre farm in Edmonton Alberta, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome travelers !
    We are located just south of Edmonton Alberta on a 80 acre farm and sum what of a hobby center.
    Haying in July and tree planting is usually the flavor of the day, we are usually relocating trees. Most of the digging is done with the bobcat and other implements to make our work less of a task and more of a form of enjoyment to enjoy the country life.
    We do have a garden most every year with a green house that we take pride in to do some of our special items such as tomatoes, cucumbers, squash etc.
    We have Leonberger dogs and we usually have one or two litters a year and so our morning starts with walking dogs and feeding adults as well as care for puppies if we have any.
    This year is the year to put our bronze art gallery into use again. In my studio we do mold making, wax casting and also some bronze casting.
    Some construction is usually done on the farm with changes in the home to accommodate more comfortable living area for the travelers. Also outdoor landscaping will be on our list of things to design and create,
    So as you see we have a wide variety of things to take part in.
    Time is made available to travelers to view our surrounding area to see what made our area special as well.
    My wife and I are mainly the ones that are mostly involved in the work around our farm. My wife is a ultra sound tech and works a 4 day shift weekly away from the home. Our daughter is a teacher in Edmonton and lives at our home as well. I have been involved in construction most of my life and have also been involved in the teaching profession in my early years.
    We enjoy meeting people and we are happy to spent time with people from other countries to hear about their different styles of living.
    If this is something you might enjoy you will find us easy to get along with. Our meals are usually a gathering of everyone at which time we plan the day or share the days activities.
    Look forward to meeting some of you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • 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 take time to teach various aspects of farm life and making sure everyone enjoys and understands why we do what we enjoy.

  • Help

    Help

    mainly help around the yard, cutting grass, planting trees , gardening, building dog walking, hay making.
    We are presently doing some reno's in our house and in the art shop.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our home is roomy with several bathrooms and bedrooms available. Everyone helps with cooking or cleaning in the home. Each person gets their own bedroom.
    Morning starts at about 8 am.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If travelers would like to go to the city to enjoy the area transportation an usually be arranged to get to the city.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day 5 days a week

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