Hello there. Names Lucas
Currently ranching in the Chilcotin Region of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Roughly 800 Kms drive or a quick flight north from Vancouver.
My aim here on workaway is to find adventurous, intrigued individuals who would like to volunteer on a traditional cattle ranch. The location is remote yet near a small community, which makes for a quite comfortable setting. Work will be a wide range of tasks depending on the time of year, that being said there are roles that would suite various people depending on your personal interests and strengths. Plenty of opportunities to learn and try new things.
Work around a ranch can be hard and time consuming but on your visit you will find a good balance between helping out and enjoying the experience as a whole. The local area has lots to offer, alpine rivers and lakes, mountains and meadows. Rodeo season is always entertaining to attend, or maybe even jump on something? Sign up for a canoe race at the local community event or enjoy a calm paddle on one of the many lakes right here on the property. Various hiking trails, fishing and camping near by or visit Tweedsmuir Park and see grizzly bear, moose and other wildlife. Might see a bit of that right here at the ranch occasionally too.
We have horses and if its your idea of fun as it is ours, you will enjoy that side of things. Riding is some of the more rewarding and enjoyable work but if your not interested there is still alot to do!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
So much to learn, ranching has a wide variety of work involved. See how the cowboys work and care for livestock or tag along on a afternoon fishing trip. Canada has so much to offer outside of the city, being self sufficient means everyday can be a learning opportunity. Local history and culture may be your cup of tea wether its from conversation or a good book. Simply sitting down and eating a meal while having a conversation and a laugh is a cultural exchange to be enjoyed.
As mentioned the work we would like help with revolves around cattle, horses and ranch maintenance. Always side projects on the go also. Living and working together creates a little work which needs attention along the way. To name a few of these general topics:
Building & maintaining fences
Driving tractors & trucks
Branding & processing
Ever help build a log cabin before? We run a lumber mill and do a little carpentry work now and then. Practice your skills helping out or teach us something new.
Help running mill
Move right in and become part of the team. You would have a room on the ranch, pretty basic but comfortable. We have wifi but limited at times due to business priorities.
Meals are provided and we like to eat together while enjoying the down time to laugh and socialize. We all pitch in and take turns cooking a meal or helping with the dishes, very easy going like staying with friends or family. We have had vegetarians before so dont be shy, we can make things work.
Feel free to get in contact for more info.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week