Small scale farm in beautiful British Columbia, Canada

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a busy family of 5, my husband, myself and our 3 kids aged 2,6,8. We live on acreage in central BC raising registered hair sheep and poultry.
    We are currently in the building and expanding stage of our farm.
    We have a large yard, garden and greenhouse. There's a wide variety of jobs and chores, and in the down time we are located near a few lakes.
    We like to go hunting/fishing/swimming in our spare time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Learn basic homesteading. Handling the animals, livestock care, selecting breeding prospects. We have horned sheep that are not able to be handled with traditional sheep setups. We process our meat birds, excess roosters, and cull lambs in the fall. We also hunt and cut and wrap our own meat. Harvesting the garden and canning is also done in the fall. Winter is basic animal upkeep (feed, water) and inside home renovations. We do our own framing, dry walling, plumbing, electrical and painting. Spring we are lambing, hatching chicks, shipping orders, yard work, garden preparation, starting seedlings, etc. Summer we are working on outbuildings, yard and animal upkeep, getting ready for fairs and registering breeding lambs.
    We will happily show and teach someone any number of these things.

  • Help

    Help

    With a farm there is always something to do. Feeding animals, basic animal upkeep, building, garden help, yard help, fencing, painting, home renovations. In spring we are lambing, summer we are weaning lambs and preparing select livestock for the fair.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a small spare room in the house. The fridge is always full. There is internet and a television with movie player. We do not have a house phone.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On our down time we plan activities that you can choose to accompany us on or not. There are quite a few lakes nearby for fishing and swimming, float down the nechako river, horseback riding, hiking. We are out of town and trips in are planned. We are a family with 3 young children. We are fairly laid back with rules in the house.
    We like to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 937357864667