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Beautiful secluded ranch close to the North Thompson river and many great fishing lakes and miles of quiet trails. Nature is exactly what you will find here if you are lucky you might get to see a bear or two and the many bald eagles in the area.
We are in a very remote area 1.5 hours from Kamloops instead of city life you will find untouched wilderness and lots of animals to love. Get ready to unplug from social media and your phone our internet is very limited. We love a can- do attitude and you will get out of the experience what you put into it. There is independent work to be done as well as team work. My husband works full time in the summer and I work part time. We have weekends off where we enjoy spending at the local lake, camping, swimming or bonfires, there are also rodeos on the occasional weekend. I take the fall and winter off to work on the ranch. There is calving in March and April where there are night checks and babies to help bring into the world. Summer consists of gardening, fencing, irrigation, moving cows and checking on them once they are out to pasture. We are a very hands on ranch and we all help make this place an animal paradise. After a day's work we like to unwind with a swim in the nearby lake in the summer and enjoy a cold beer. We also go for hikes in the local mountains and local waterfalls. Sun Peaks Resort is only 1.5 hours away and the snowboarding and skiing there in the winter is great. There are also lots of local lakes that are great for ice fishing in the winter and a local ski hill and cross country trails. Come learn a little of the cowboy way of life in beautiful British Columbia.
We need help in March and April for calving. We would love someone who's experience with cows and would like to help bottle feed and check on newborn calves. Someone who does not mind hard work and odd hours. We never know when a new calf is coming!!
We also need help with getting the fields ready for haying. Tractor work as well as building our new guest loft!! A strong man or a couple would be great for the month of May!!! June, July and August we do irrigation, fencing and haying so again tractor work as well as in the garden. There is always animals to look after and plenty of fun as well. Swimming in the lake and bon fires are a must!!
During September and October we are looking for help with getting firewood and gathering the cows as well as some construction to finish up and help getting everything ready for winter. A couple or a single strong person with some construction knowledge would be very helpful. We are looking for a self motivated person to help look after the ranch and animals while we are on our holiday.
We are almost booked for our 2020 year! Please feel free to get ahold of us.
A basic English understanding is a must for safety reasons as well as health insurance and insurance in case you break or damage something of ours. If you can not live without social media or texting and calling friends this is not the place for you. We need everyone to be present and not distracted while working.
Thank you for your interest, Cheers and good luck in your travels.
Michelle & Len
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Come learn the Canadian way of life!!
We need help with different things around the farm for example painting or carpentry, gardening and animal care. There are many smaller projects as well and depending on your skills and interests we will find something that suits you.
Horse experience is a plus but not necessary. If you are willing I would be more than happy to share my knowledge in horsemanship, horse trimming and riding.
In exchange for your help you will get room and board, many great memories and new friends are included.
There is a rustic cabin available and also a room in the house where there are a few single beds.
Wells Grey Park is close by with beautiful waterfalls, boating, hiking and camping. In Clearwater there is white water rafting and river kayaking available as well as many lakes for fishing and swimming in the summer. In the summer there are small outdoor concerts from time to time and every Saturday there is a farmers market in town as well. If you have your own vehicle Jasper is only 2.5 hours drive or Sun Peaks in the winter is only 1.5 hours by car. There is downhill mountain biking there in the summer as well as amazing hiking. Having your own vehicle is a major bonus, it give you lots of freedom to enjoy your days off. Public transportation is not really available around here and we do not lend out our personal vehicles anymore.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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