We have a small family 5 acre farm in beautiful Lake Country

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Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a small family 5 acre farm in beautiful Lake Country.
    Our farm not only grows 12,000 garlic, we hatch and raise heritage breed chickens and turkeys.
    Our vegetable gardens are full of fresh produce such as strawberries, salad greens, peas, beans, tomatoes and much more. We raise beef cows, pigs, ducks, and have pet Yaks.
    Working on our farm consists of animal feeding and watering, gardening, weeding, and sometimes special projects to improve our farm. These projects could be tree planting or building picnic tables or assembling chicken houses.

    We are backed onto the new Okanagan Rail Trail which is wonderful bike riding and walking trail along the shores of Wood Lake and through lake front wilderness and nature.
    Next to the family beach for swimming and boating.
    Near the transit bus route that will take you directly to the City of Kelowna and the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Lake Country and the Okanagan Valley offer many experiences for travellers.
    There are numerous orchards and fruit sales, wineries and tourist amenities including a local museum.
    There is a Kangaroo farm and petting zoo in our small town, a marina, pubs, restaurants, and a 15 minute trip to the larger City of Kelowna.
    The City of Kelowna offers all types of tourist activities. Kelowna also has many restaurants, night clubs and a casino.
    The new Okanagan Rail Trail for cycling and walking runs from the Okanagan Lake shore line in Kelowna through the city and countryside. The Rail Trail passes through farm lands and along multiple lakes then passes behind and continues north up to Vernon.
    The City of Vernon to the north is smaller than Kelowna but still offers all amenities.
    The City of Vernon is the site of the Vernon Military camp, where each summer hosts many 100's of young Army, Air and Sea Cadets from accross Canada and abroad, doing their basic training and leadership programs.
    The entire Okanagan Valley has a rich history of Indigenous peoples, military, ranching, farming and orchards.
    The Okanagan Valley is also home to many cultures that came to this area as settlers and ranchers, and even modern day orchardists.

  • Help

    Help

    No skill required to weed, plant and water gardens.
    Carpentry and mechanical skills are always appreciated.
    We love to cook and experiment with our produce which includes regular meals, baking, dehydrating, preserving.
    We train you how to care for our animals and birds.
    The most important skills are, willing to try and willing to learn.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our workaway guests will be accommodated in an recreation trailer which has one queen bed and one double bed.
    We also have a bunk house with a single bed.
    WiFi available.
    The bunk house has a full size refrigerator as the workaway guests will make their own breakfast and lunch.
    The workaway guests also have kitchen in the accommodation as well as an outdoor BBQ.
    Evening meals are shared with us the hosts and everyone will contribute to put that meal from the farm to the table.
    Almost all food is grown and produced at our farm, from eggs, beef, pork, chicken, fruits and vegetables, except grains and dairy which we must purchase.
    We challenge ourselves to create new and different dishes and experiment with recipes and ingredients.
    Every meal is different surprise and accomplishment to share.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would like our workaway guests to contribute to the farm 5 hours a day 5 days a week.
    Days off would be during the week as the weekends are usualy reserved for project chores with us the hosts.
    During the days off you can explore the local area, search on line for a tourist experience, or travel the short distance to the city for shopping or site seeing.
    We are next to a transit bus stop that will take you directly to the City of Kelowna and then downtown Kelowna.
    We do have bicycles available for trips along the rail trail or into down town Lake Country.
    Reiswig park and the family beach is one block away and is a refreshing and cool way to rest and relax in the summer.
    We expect our guest to keep their accomadations neat and tidy at all times and if you smoke it must be outside the accommodations and all cigarette butts must be properly disposed of in the ash cans provided.
    We do not supply alcohol beverages but guests are welcome to supply their own.
    Snacks such as potato chips, candy and junk foods are not provided but we are very happy to enjoy any cakes, cookies and home made treats you would like to bake.
    The farm house kitchen is available to cook and bake and invent any foods you want.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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