Enjoy our farmstay in Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Last activity: 4 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 month or more



  • Description


    We have a ranch with 50 beef cows and their calves, several horses, two miniature donkeys, four goats, two sheep, and a llama. We also have numerous cats and dogs who will come out and help you with chores or come cuddle with you on the couch.

    There is always plenty to do around the farm throughout the year rain, snow or sun. Some of our general experiences we can offer are listed below.
    Winter: All our animals are in the home yard and you can help us to feed and check on them. Don’t let the cold weather put you off. The snow, northern lights, and spectacular sunrises more than make up from it and we have plenty of wood stoves to keep us warm.
    Spring: This is our calving season and we check on the cows regularly. Chances are good that you'll see the calves being born. Also yard clean up after the snow melts and getting the garden ready to be planted.
    Summer: You can help us with hauling the round hay bales from the field to the home yard (using tractors and bale wagons), gardening, and painting. Also opportunities to go on trail rides, some of which could be several days long.
    Fall: Lots of moving cattle from pastures to pastures happening at this time as well as getting everything ready for the winter.

    Other year round tasks include making, checking and mending fences, splitting wood. We also would like you to help with general household duties as part of our family and love to share recipes. If you are mechanically inclined we have a heated well equipped farm shop and we always have machinery which needs maintenance and repairs.

    There are lots of opportunities to be with the horses. Generally we ride the horses everyday from mid-spring through to fall and if you're interested, you can learn how they get trained and get involved with that if you stay for long enough. It's possible to ride in the winter too but be aware that some days can be too cold for this and the ground too slippery.

    When we're not doing stuff on the farm, there's opportunity to experience hockey games, rodeos, chuckwagons, bonfires, dog sledding, cross country skiing, branding, livestock sales, meeting the neighbours, visit the provincial park, watching wildlife, and many other activities depending on the time of year. There’s also an opportunity for interested people to shadow the local vets. We have a car you can borrow to explore the area.

    We access the internet via satellite and therefore it’s limited; therefore, it is not possible to download or stream videos.

    Getting to Meadow Lake is all part of the adventure. Our closest airport is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Lloydminster, Alberta, or Edmonton, Alberta. A new bus service has been started that runs from Saskatoon and Meadow on Monday and Wednesday and from Lloydminster and Meadow Lake on Tuesday and Thursday. As this is a new service, details are subject to change but we can help you to organize this.

    We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • 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

    You will get a chance to experience the cowboy lifestyle, learning about horses and cattle and even how to drive the tractor. The wide open skies of the prairies are also something worth experiencing - no day is ever the same.

  • Help


    Feed barn animals like calves, sheep, goats. We often have bottlefed calves that love a good scratch.
    Ride & train young and/or experienced horses
    Drive tractor - make hay, move bales
    Help in house with cooking and cleaning
    Fix fence

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have two bunkhouses for accommodation or there’s a bedroom in the house.

    2-4 bed in our bunkhouses

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of events and activities going on throughout the year in Meadow Lake and the surrounding areas including rodeos, chuckwagons, parades, hockey matches, sled dog races, berry picking, fishing and watching wildlife - beavers, deer, coyotes, foxes, moose, elk.
    An International driver’s license would be an asset.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large yard with plenty of space to park with the ability to plug your vehicle in.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    As we have our own cats and dogs, we ask that anyone travelling with a pet has them neutered and that they get on well with other animals.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 224275295922

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