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*️*️*️*️*️*️ I am seriously looking for a farm sitter October 9 through 14, 2019.
I have two horses (easy care), 2 laying hens (easy) and three dogs pretty darned easy. One of them is deaf and MAY be a bit barky until he gets to know you. Otherwise, they are EASY). *️*️*️*️*️*️*️
Here is my general intro: I have a small beekeeping and horse farm with a small cottage. I am looking for short term work-awayers with their own transportation. The work would not be rigorous - - - mowing the pastures, painting fence, doing some light trail maintenance, for a few hours a day. Farm-sitting is also a distinct possibility as I am often away and need someone to look after the 3 dogs, 2 horses and 8 chickens. It is EASY and takes very little time, but conscientiousness is VERY IMPORTANT.
My ideal person would be handy, mobile, and interested in no more than a one week's stay.
Update: if you have carpentry skills, I need a small, simple chicken coop and fencing to keep chickiedoodles confined.
Help in the house
Beekeeping, some light carpentry work (how to use a skill saw and drill), how to operate a riding lawnmower and weed eater. Some horse care, chicken care.
Beekeepers are especially welcome! And carpentry!
English some french.
House is recently completely remodeled and is quaint and cosy. You will have a small, private room with a single bed for one person. Sorry, no couples. We will share a bathroom. (Please look elsewhere if you do not shower/bathe daily. The house is too small to share with someone with relaxed hygiene standards.) I am a good, healthful food cook and you will not go hungry!!!
Aiken is a lovely, smallish equestrian town. There are fantastic polo matches on Sundays that are free, horse shows, fox hunting. Hitchcock Woods is a beautiful equestrian/walker friendly forest with 60 miles of trails. Augusta is larger and has a bit more to offer. 15 minutes away. Atlanta is 3 hours away. Beaches are 3 hours away. Mountains are 3 hours away. My place is in a rural, peaceful setting. A good place for quiet and reflection.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3-4 hours per day