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Welcome to our small hobby farm in Eganville, Ontario, Canada

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  • Last activity: 25/11/2022

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Mike and I (Francine) purchased this land and fell completely in love with it. The neighbours are family. The farm has evolved since we took over but we need help to get it to a dream place. We like to work hard but also enjoy our time with great people. We are family oriented.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We mostly speak English at the house but I also speak French and Spanish. You could benefit on finding out how to prepare rabbit, lamb, geese and chicken. I am all around in the kind of food we eat. Everything is homemade from the farmstead. A variety of expertise could be picked up from our farmyard. You could discover how to make soap to learn what herb to pick in the land and what to do with it. You have to like the country and not worry about getting your hands dirty.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Welcome to our small hobby farm! We live on a 100 acres in Eganville near a lake in Ontario, Canada. We produce healthy all-natural food and we raise livestock for our family and friends (not commercially). We breed sheep, geese, rabbits and chickens. Each type of animal requires specialized knowledge and management. We would like to integrate a permaculture approach to growing eatables and medicines in our forests. We are in the process of putting up new infrastructure, so workawayers with some building skills would be more than welcome. We will construct a porch, a shelter, a greenhouse and renovate our cold room.

    We welcome help for the month of April until the end of October. Now and then, we need someone to look after the livestocks in the winter. The main help is at the farm, caring for the stocks, helping in the garden, construction project, maintenance of the barns, the small and bigger equipment.

    It could range from:
    Building barn doors
    Farm fencing
    Organic gardening using permaculture concepts
    Cutting Firewood
    Food preservation (fermentation, canning..)
    Animal maintenance
    Yard clean-up and maintenance
    Deck construction and more
    Start raising bees
    Planning and building outdoor oven + smoker

    We desire someone active, non-smoker, animal-friendly, eager to help and learn. Some knowledge in gardening, raising animals, pruning trees and building project is necessary.



  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I also speak Spanish and understand some Italian. I love different languages.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We could host one or two workawayers at a time as we have plenty of room in our century-old homestead that is separated from our main house. You have all facilities provided to you. The meals could be with us or at the farmhouse. We usually eat outside or in the screen-in-porch when the weather collaborates.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For fun you could kayak, fish, go at the beach or simply enjoy the farm. There are many more activities you can do in this area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 815653762981

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