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Covid update: due to the pandemic, we will minimize contact with workers and they will have to cook all meals in our guesr cabin. Food will be provided, unfortunately no family meals will be available.
My husband and I operate a small horse farm in Enderby , BC in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. We own Canadian Horses, a rare breed and National horse of Canada. Part of the land is dedicated to cultivation , mainly hay and grain . My husband is also a beekeeper and produces our own honey. The property is very private quiet and remote, offering hiking and swimming near by. Enderby is 25 minutes from the city of Vernon. We live outside of a small town and don't go to the city often, if you are fine with nature, horses, hiking and lots of quiet time, you will love our place. We are looking for a mature person who can work without supervision . We are always around but i work a lot in the office.
May-June, we are getting ready for the summer season on the ranch. That means that we clean trails,( brush-saw, chainsaw work) fix fences,, cleaning the yard, gardening, cleaning horse pens, staining fences.
The tasks can be physically demanding especially when we do hay ,it is a good activity to try if you like pushing yourself and working hard :). In the fall, we need help with last cut of hay, honey extraction ,building projects, yard work, splitting wood , chainsaw, storing hay ,etc
We speak English and French , no smoking allowed on the ranch.
We enjoy meeting international travellers and sharing our culture.
Dave and Lynda
DIY and building projects
Learning about horses handling and care (no riding lessons) , and farming life. Learning about beekeeping and farming. We speak french and English and can help with the learning.
Ranch help includes many tasks , volunteers will help with feeding horses, cleaning barn and corrals, fixing fences, maintenance of the property (brush saw, mowing lawn, gardening etc) , riding horse if you have the appropriate Western riding experience with colts .
You will share with an other helper or not if you are alone, a newly renovated guest cabin, all furnished (kitchen, bathroom, shower and bedrooms) . Most meals , you prepare yourself like breakfast and lunch and we usually have dinner all together but it all depend on our work schedule. I love to bake so you will never run out of sweets around the house!
You are responsible to do all the cleaning in the cabin and keep it clean . Cleanliness is very important at our place.
All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided.
Wifi is available for checking email or surfing but movies downloads are not possible with our plan.
We are a non-smoking place.
there is a bus system available near by. If you need to take a few days off for visiting the valley , we can arrange that.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25 hours maximum, 2 days off