We are a large working cattle ranch in Manitoba Canada. We spend our days working cattle, horses and putting up feed for the coming winter.
We raise all our own feeds for livestock and spend the summer putting up hay, fixing fence, and checking pastures on horse back or moving cattle herds.
We also will find time to see other events in the area and let you experience what the area has to offer.
This is what we will be doing over the spring/summer/fall seasons:
May/June - Calving cows and moving to summer pastures, sorting pairs on horse back, processing and loading on trailers to be moved out. Seeding crops of Canola, Wheat and Barley.
Last week of June- attend a large Country Music Festival
July/Aug - Make hay and haul in, check pastures for sick animals and move cattle herds on to new grass.
Sept/Oct - Harvest crops, move cattle herds on to new grass
Oct/Nov- Bring cattle herds back from summer pastures to winter grounds at the home yard.
If you want to experience something new happening every day, this is the place, you will not get bored as everything is living and is changing as the seasons change. You will need a lot of energy to keep up with us, but it will be worth the experience.
We also have a spot for a guy that loves to run a chainsaw, as we have some fence lines that need trees removed from them.
We also will not take couples, as one will love what we do here on the Ranch and the other will not, and the result will be that we lose both if they need to move on.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You will learn skills on horse back that you will not get anywhere else, like learning to sort pairs, bring cattle out of pasture to be treated and riding a reining horse that loves to work with cattle. Learn what it means to grow your own healthy food.
You need to have a good work ethic as our motto is volunteer and play hard!! We will not ask you to do anything that we would not do ourselves. Feed chickens, join us with our daily tasks. Ride our horses anytime, and help with cattle. Our days are full of experiences of ranch life. The girls will be required to help Carla with cooking and cleaning up after a meal, the guys will be working with Randy and doing big machinery work and fencing with a power saw.
We have just renovated the loft of our hip roofed barn, the real feeling of being a ranch hand, except the beds are soft. Meals will be at the main house.
Will provide a vehicle that they can use locally to visit the sites and friends that they will make.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours per day 5 days a week
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