Hello, we are Colour V Ranch, a family run farm in north central BC. We raise cattle, pigs, and horses. And also have milk cows, chickens, turkeys, dogs, and cats. We raise animals for meat that is hormone and medicated free and in a good caring environment, we also have a large garden and try to supply most of our vegetable needs through that in the summer. It is always busy on the farm and help is always needed. There is daily feeding and care of the animals, also care of the vegetable and flower gardens. We also have 4 children, ages 9, 12, and 14, and a baby. We like to be active in our remote community. We live 30 minutes from the town centre, and live in the beautiful country side full of trees, mountains, hills, lakes, creeks, and even some waterfalls. We are also doing many building projects, some within the house (like new floors and kitchen) and some outside (fencing, barn, root cellar). Any experience with construction or horse training would be of great help, but not necessary. We love learning about other countries far away and love inviting people into our family. We are also a very musical family (ok, parents not so much, lol, but our kids are wonderful, they play piano, guitar, and violin/fiddle, and some times other instruments too.).
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We love welcoming others into our lifestyle and our family and at the same time learning about them and their country. Even though our life is busy we do find time to do other fun things too, like going on hikes in the nature, visiting waterfalls and lakes and rivers, going horseback riding. We live near a lake and you can ride a bike there, and can walk and see beautiful nature around our large farm, 220 acres at the home site (and more further down our road in hayfields). We also experience some of the best sunrises and sunsets anywhere. Have your camera ready. You would come and live with us as part of the family, a bedroom in the house for you, and eat your meals with us and come to town trips and daily outings with us if you'd like. We go to church on Sundays in a little country church and welcome guests to come with us.
Tasks would be different depending on the day, but always there is daily feeding and care of the animals, also would be help with ongoing projects, such as building fences, renovations inside the house (building or painting), construction of farm buildings, gardening (vegetable and flower), weeding, harvesting, preserving, milking the cow, the occasional time babysitting the children. Training horses if the experience is there. Helping with cattle round up, or branding, or birthing, helping during harvest season for hay. Also help with cleaning inside the house, such us cleanup after meals.
You have your own bedroom within our house. Bathroom is shared and other living spaces are shared. And all meals are eaten with us as a family.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
max 25 hours with 2 days off