I live on a farm on lovely Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ontario. I have 3 horses and a cat. I love riding and I offer lessons, training and boarding.
My farm is just a few kilometres from the village of Marysville which has a lively music scene as well as some basic shops. As well we are a short ferry ride (free) to the city of Kingston which has movies, restaurants, music and shopping as well as many interesting historic sites.
Help around the house
I live in a century stone farm house on 50 acres of land. I can use help around the barn and gardens. This might include some fencing, building stalls, and general clean up on the property. I also want to plant some trees on the property and build a simple shelter for the horses. There may also be painting inside the house. If you speak French, that would be wonderful as I love to learn and have been working at it for may years now.
I ask for 4-5 hours of work per day, 4-5 days per week. If you are an experienced rider, I ride several times a week and also have a couple horses that need to be worked to get them in shape for summer camps and lessons.
Private room, shared bathroom, some meals and full use of kitchen and house. I don't cook every day but will do my best to have plenty of food available.
Wolfe Island is wonderful for cycling as well as for walking along the shores of Lake Ontario at Big Sandy Bay. The ferry dock is 2 km from the farm. I go to Kingston fairly regularly and would also provide use of a bicycle. I work off the farm a few days per week but my schedule is quite flexible. I enjoy meeting new people and live a pretty relaxed life, though I generally get up early, so if you are a night owl, we might not be a good match!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week