Help me with a fruit orchard and with honey collection in Saskatchewan, Canada.

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    04/04/2019

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  • Description

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    I am working towards a fruit orchard which is presently about 1 acre. The primary fruit is apple trees. I also have a few plum, cherry and pear trees planted. I have employed my husband to manage the orchard which includes propagation, grafting and pruning of the trees. We live in a small city about 1/2 hour drive from the acreage. We also have a 1/3 acre vegetable garden at the acreage and some beehives. This acreage is located along a river with a beautiful view.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteer work would/could include (depending on time of season):
    Assistance with planting, weeding, harvesting and processing of the vegetable garden.
    Assistance with planting, grafting and pruning of the fruit trees (training provided).
    Assistance with building projects.
    Some mowing.
    Possibly help with extracting honey from the hives.
    Training is provided for all work tasks.

    The primary time of work and interaction with my husband is during the weekday evenings when he goes out to the acreage and with both of us on the weekends.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a van converted into a rustic sleeping quarters with a single cot.
    Also, in an unfinished state at this time, is a building that could be set up for living instead of the van and which could accomodate a couple.
    If desired, volunteer may cook own meals over a firepit or propane campstove. There is a refrigerator available.
    In the past with other guests, we have brought meals out to the acreage that can be warmed up.

    Free time is mainly during the weekdays while my husband and I are at our fulltime jobs. On the weekends the volunteer can stay at our home in the city where we internet available, TV, shower/bath, cooked meals.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    3-5 hours weekday evenings and 5-8 hours Saturdays and/Sundays

Grafting on Apple Seedlings

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