Learn about sustainable agriculture helping on a sheep farm in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for a helper for this fall with caring our 50 sheep, fencing, painting and hauling hay . We are a working sheep farm, grazing our sheep on the hills of our farm just outside Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada. Helpers can learn about lambs and ewes, our guardian dogs and how to feed them. We raise our own chickens and pigs. We also grow our own hay and grain, so volunteers can learn about driving tractors, hauling hay, cutting wood, painting, and working with antique tractors and machinery . As we have just moved to this farm, we have lots of building, fencing and remodeling to do. We enjoy traveling and having people from different countries visit our farm. You can stay in in one of our 2 bedrooms in our house. You can enjoy home grown, home cooked meals. We enjoy taking visitors to local events such as rodeos, museums, malls, hockey games and any other events they would like to see when covid regulations allow. Please remember that it can be very cold in Saskatchewan in the fall and winter months. We do have coats and boots and gloves available.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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

    We have over 40 years experience in agriculture and enjoy teaching others about sustainable agriculture, rotational grazing, breeds of sheep and their care, farm machinery and equipment use and maintenance and about farm life in Western Canada. We also enjoy taking visitors to local and cultural events in the area. Bill is learning Spanish and is always interested in learning about other languages and exchanging stories on different countries and their cultures.

  • Help

    Help

    During the year, help us with the care of the ewes and lambs. In the summer volunteers can watch over the sheep in the pastures. Also feed the working dogs, pigs, chicks, chickens and gathering eggs. In the fall and winter helpers can be involved in tractor and machinery maintenance and painting. You can also learn how to drive tractors, haul hay, cut firewood and feed and care for the sheep and lambs. Depending on the weather, we put in about 5 hours a day. I always appreciate some help with house chores on rainy days. There is always time set aside for trips to the local town, museum or rodeo.

    We always have a few lambs that need extra care and cats and dogs that need hugs. We raise chickens and will need help with their care and gathering eggs.

    We prefer NON VEGETARIANS as I do not know how to cook vegetarian meals, and nearly all our meals are prepared with our home raised chicken, lamb, turkey, pork or local beef. Shopping and preparing 2 different meals at each sitting is too time consuming. If you are a vegetarian, please find a host that specializes in preparing vegetarian meals.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In our house we have 2 additional bedrooms for volunteers. All bedding is supplied.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can supply volunteers with farm clothing, boots, gloves, and hats. We can pick visitors up from the Saskatoon airport or bus station. Our farm is situated 30 minutes from Saskatoon. In the summer there are rodeos, and local cultural events and in the winter there are hockey games when activities open up after covid 19.

  • 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

    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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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