We are a fourth generation family owned farm, and have been raising pasture based sheep for lamb, wool and breeding stock since 1913. We grow and harvest our own hay for our animals and for local sales. We have forested land which we manage sustainably for firewood and timber sales, we also have our own sawmill far making our own lumber and timbers. We grow our own organic vegitables, milk our own cow and raise our own eggs.
the Ranch is located in the heart of British Columbia in a beautiful river valley known as the North Thompson, amongst mountains, lakes and creeks, where the forests are limitless and wild life is plentiful.
Come learn and work with sheep, cows, dogs, chickens and people on this multi-generational, century old sheep ranch. Experience livestock handling, feeding and care, as well as work with pasture management, fencing, irrigation, hay production, silviculture, predator control, tourism, building construction and more. We believe we have something for everyone here.
Our mission is to care for our land and inhance it in a sustainable way, to build the soil, to manage healthy grasslands and forests, to produce food that is healthy to treat animals with respect and to teach those who are willing to learn about the noble skill of farming.
Learn with those who love the land and who wish to responsibly share knowledge of sustainable ranching that has been passed down from our founders.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Learn about sustainable farming and forest practices , animal husbandry, animal care, running a family business, gardening, working with livestock dogs, basic carpentry and timber frame construction, basic mechanical maintenance, welding and fabrication, and AgriTouism. Learn to operate tractors, chainsaws, and small saw mills. We love to teach!
Enjoy the days off hiking trails and mountains, swimming in lakes and enjoying nature, and lots more.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to broden their knowledge of farming, living off the land, and learn to be caretakers of the natural resources. We will need help with gardening, we have a very large plot of garlic, as well as many other vegetables used by our farm households and for local sales. We have 600 sheep which we shepherd year round on our pastures, and will need help with the shepherding and fencing to keep our flock at its safest and to manage our pastures. We have livestock guardian dogs as well as several sheep herding dogs which also need care. We irrigate our fields with sprinkler pipe systems and need hands to help with that, as well as making hay
with tractor equipment throughout the summer, also basic mechanical maintenance, welding and fabrication if there is an interest from the volunteer. There are always lots of building and construction projects on the go as well as making lumber on our sawmill. Fire wood harvesting, brush clearing, forestry work and sometimes some small scale logging are done throughout the year especially fall and winter also feeding the animals every day in the winter. We also run 2 B&B cabins and a small campsite for tourism and could use help with managing those.
We have two small cabins, with private kitchen space where you will cook for yourself. The cabins have an outhouse, but the farm house will be where you can do laundry and shower. The cabins are quite nice and updated but they are not mouse proof so you will have to be ok dealing with a few nice from time to time. Traps will be provided. Money for groceries will be provided each week plus we will provide you with meat, milk, and eggs and what ever vegetables we have on hand.
We live in the beautiful Wells Gray Park area full of rivers, waterfalls , and lakes, an outdoor enthusiasts dream. The town of Clearwater is less than 30 mins away where you will find all necessary amenities. The city of Kamloops is about a 2 hour drive where you will find all the extras.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours/ 5 days