Help on a beautiful sheep farm with an awesome garden and construction project in British Columbia, Canada



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  • Description


    This is a peaceful country location in the beautiful Paxton Valley of northern Okanagan, British Columbia, between Kamloops & Vernon. Surrounded by wildlife, beautiful enchanted forests, open hillside pastures, ponds, creeks and nearby Monte Lake, this mountain valley has incredible energy, wonderful temperatures, huge blue skies and bright starry nights, all year round.

    At this time, help is needed finishing the beautiful construction project of completing a cozy cabin project. Lots of physical outdoor hands always kept busy on a farm enjoying a simple country life - there is nothing more special than working with beautiful St. Croix 'hair' sheep, taking in the fresh air and making daily achievements that make a big practical difference!

    There is always a variety of daily farm work including feeding, watering, shepherding on the property, land maintenance and animal management to keep everyone busy and entertained. This season there are several projects to tackle which promises to be very educational including; gardening, mowing, moving irrigation (checking inlet at a waterfall), fencing, tractor work on the land, as well as a cool construction project... generally, like most farmers, there are many more projects than time or energy! A person joining the farm should be a good communicator (every question is important!), be flexible to work as a team or a self starter (once they know the ropes), excited to learn, love open spaces and simple physical work surrounded by nature and peaceful energy.

    Also, on the farm is a small country style 'custom care' dog boarding kennel providing individual attention, care and exercise for all dog breeds and types of doganalities that we have the pleasure to share time with. This part of the farm is usually not shared with workawayers unless you specifically love dogs in which case you could have a ton of fun!

    Simply, here, the animals come first, the farm second. Days can be long, full of very satisfying work where getting dirty and digging in to do what it takes, is just part of it. Strong, practical, and holistic work ethics are devoted to the very best that can be for the animals, while we love to eat very well (which fuels our hours), laugh alot, have wonderful times together, get quality rest and ... any help would be truly wonderful and gratefully appreciated! Welcoming animal lovers and construction enthusiasts for a hands-on country, farm experience!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    It always amazing how people come looking to learn about farming, and find themselves embracing the holistic experience as well as leave loving hair sheep! This glorious location has great energy you are sure to feel the second you arrive. (Caution: if you are not into country, working outdoors and a lover of farm animals, this may not be the best place to hang out!) Shared time and honoured values are unlimited: enjoy nature, wide open spaces, fresh mountain air, and simple common sense country living; experience the many facets of construction and enjoy the synergy raising and nurturing animals in a calm stress-free environment and most of all...understand the kind of compassion meant by "tender loving care" that is far and above, unique to farming. Thank you for your consideration and the opportunity!

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    Country life, construction opportunity and caring for beautiful sheep, I invite you to become an integral part of the Farm. Ideally, people joining us have a sincere interest in what it takes to run a viable farm, are looking for an authentic 'experience' and, have an innate love of country life with animals and outdoor physical work, most of all. Here, animals are everything and we put their needs first and foremost, whatever that may be at any particular time. Sometimes, farming requires high stamina, long hours, getting dirty and often, a sense of humour! Guaranteed, you'll learn a ton, eat like royalty, be comfy in this beautiful mountain location, enjoy great company and laugh alot!

    Most guests become life long friends and it is astonishing, the impact a simple practical farm life has on most people. Happily many workawayers return as 'family' friends, checking back often, having fallen head over heels in love with a very special BC flock of St. Croix (hair bred) lambs and sheeps!

    As for ongoing projects, this summer is the finishing touches on a year round cabin, property maintenance and gardening. I have ongoing sheep and pasture irrigation/management tasks and one flourishing garden that need weeding and harvesting in it's due time! Then there is taking the forested hike to check the creek water flow and waterfall, property maintenance and daily challenges, as they come up...all the while enjoying good food, great company and abundant laughter!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Until frost, a lovely self contained, clean, private travel trailer "Ace" is completely set up for guests (including an incredibly comfy bed!) Nutritious quality home cooked meals and snacks are enjoyed together. Laundry is available and computer time as needed (satellite/limited wifi service). If you are looking to experience BC farm life, you will be well fed, comfortable, you will learn alot and never be bored! The goal for you is to hopefully love the work, enjoy every day farm life and times, make quality relationships, and live a content full life in this beautiful part of BC, 'at your home away from home'!

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    What else ...

    35 beautiful peaceful acres to explore surrounded by rolling pastures, enchanted forests with ponds, a creek and waterfall to hike and many ways to enjoy the bounties of the area that is surrounded by wildlife and vast crown land adjoining in every direction. In the warm glorious spring and summer months skies are blue with climate that is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, fishing or canoeing at Monte Lake nearby. Winter offers sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and iceskating and many a campfire! (Several famous ski hills surround in every direction). Opportunities to share a ride to local towns are about once a week to enjoy all that the Kamloops and Shuswap/Okanagan area of BC has to offer including vast orchards and seemingly countless vineyards and wineries!

    Home life is comprised of dogs, cats, chickens, guardian llama, Patricia's horses and about 100+ beautiful purebred hair sheep. Physical work in whatever form or for any task, is full of passion, life is enjoyed as holistically as possible, quality food is savoured and care for the animals is with our practical hands-on loving approach, putting their needs first and foremost, no matter what. Life here is all about communication, enjoying our work, dwelling in nature, appreciating the land, enjoying great nutrition, quality interactive relationships, while respecting the simple peaceful ways of animals and mother nature. Proudly, little time has been wasted watching television or 'bad' news in many decades, however, campfires (in season) are a regular pass time, an evening home brew or local glass of wine and inspiring quality conversation with visitors from all over the world are welcome and fully encouraged!

    *Please note that after a very stressful covid year, only workawayers that are fully vaccinated will be welcome at the Farm. Just too many dependant animals for anyone here to be sick for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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    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

    Lots of choices of lovely locations with water and electricity. Toilet, shower and laundry access always.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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