Happy New Year! We will be looking for a volunteer to come and meet our family and help us out with some farm work, sheep work, fire wood and other farm duties.
There will most likely also be a little bit of helping out with chores around the house, feeding the chickens etc. We are looking for someone who is capable, reliable, can use initiative, work independently when required and most of all fun!
We are a busy farming couple with young children. We have a 600 acre farm of flat to rolling contour. We farm sheep and sometimes run a few cattle too. We also grow our own winter feed crops and some cereal crops too.
We recently built our family home and now have a guest room, with a queen sized bed, ready for a volunteer to move in. Our volunteers have often become part of our family and we like to treat them as such.
There is a spare car here, which might be available for the right person and we can also offer WIFI (although not unlimited). From the beginning of August each year we are lambing and so will require assistance with lambing, feeding baby lambs, childcare and general farm duties then too.
We like to host people who intergrate with our family and who don't have their phones attached to their hand 24/7! If this sounds like you, send us an email!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
When you come to Limehurst, you will experience farm life at it's best. Busy, sometimes crazy times are what we do best. You will learn heaps on the farm from a very patient farmer, who is willing to teach!
We offer a real mixed bag of help that require assistance, depending on the time of the year. There are always lots of jobs that need doing. From farm work, firewood, gardening, assistance with tasks in the sheep yards, sometimes in the shearing shed, childcare, housework............ etc, a real mix and we can guarantee you will never be bored!
You will be staying in our guest room inside our house. You will have a queen sized bed and share a bathroom with the children.
We ask our helpers to work 5 hrs per day. As there is a car here (available to those with a full license) you are welcome and encouraged to head away for the day or weekends as you want! We are only 1 hr north of Christchurch and 45 minutes away from Hanmer Springs!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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