Looking for Help on horse farm , private, scenic property in North. Okanagan, BC

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Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome/Bonjour,
    My husband and I operate a small 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, with lots of fruit and berries trees, offering private hiking trails and swimming near by. Enderby is 25 minutes from the city of Vernon. If you are fine with nature, horses, 2 dogs, hiking and lots of quiet time, you will love our place.

    Covid update: we will minimize close contact with workawayers , all meals will be prepare in their own accommodation. Food will be provided, access to our house limited . We are both fully vaccinated.

    Spring clean up is here, we are getting ready for the summer season on the farm. That means that we clean trails,( brush-saw, chainsaw work) fix fences,, staining, cleaning the yard, gardening, pruning trees, cleaning horse pens, staining fences. If you have intermediate level in western, you will help with horses.
    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, etc


    We speak English and French , no smoking allowed on the ranch. Vaccination required.


    We enjoy meeting international travellers and sharing our culture.
    Dave and Lynda

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    Help includes many tasks , volunteers will help with feeding horses, cleaning barn, tack and corrals, weeding, fixing fences, maintenance of the yard (brush saw, mowing lawn, gardening etc) , riding horse if you have the appropriate Western riding experience .( at least intermediate level)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will share with an other helper , a beautiful log guest cabin, all furnished (kitchen, bathroom, shower and bedrooms) We provide grocery and you cook your own meals, I love to bake so you will never run out of sweets around the house! All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided ( you can buy your own drinks at local liquor store if needed).

    You are responsible to do all the cleaning in the cabin and keep it clean . Cleanliness is very important at our place.
    Wifi is available with limited access in cabin but good closer to our house.
    We are a non-smoking place.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    there is a bus system available near by. If you need to take a few days off for visiting the wine region , we can arrange some free days for you , we have a flexible schedule.

  • A little more information

    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 space

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours maximum, 2 days off

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