Help me to keep up my 1/2 acre garden patch in Vavenby, Canada



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    My husband and I live on a working sheep ranch. I am a senior that loves gardening and would like to keep up my 1/2 acre patch. I enjoy providing vegetables to my family on the ranch and to our neighbours but I need 2 reliable people alongside me during the months of May-September. I have a local young mother with two children that already is committed to help me but she has 2 young children that require supervision near the garden when she works here 2 days a week. Besides sheep, we have laying chickens, a milk cow, some horses and working dogs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Anyone's English would be improved as we are a very communicative family. I would love to learn some phrases in your language as well. Horticulture education would be learned and I also love to learn from others. History buffs will enjoy our family's 113 year old history here on this ranch.

  • Help


    I am definitely looking for young or mature people who enjoy supervising young children for short periods of time and who also enjoy gardening. They must be teachable and have strong bodies. Cooking and meal prep along with household help is helpful as we can trade off with the gardening help some days; however this is not a must. My garden is in the middle of a hay field so workawayers need to be allergy and hay fever free; also non-smokers only.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our helper would have a private single- bed bedroom in our basement that is quiet and cool. They would also have access to 2 bathrooms upstairs with tub and showers. The Livingroom with TV and couches is also available to our helpers. All meals would be provided and taken with the family. A second fridge is available for our helper's personal snacks and beverage should they wish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A warm lake is 30 minutes away in the town where we run errands and grocery shop. We often drive there to take a dip in the hot weather. Horse back riding is available at the neighbour's place at a cost. Fishing in the river for any days off. There is a local church where we attend and a weekly coffee shop 10 minute drive away. Our deciduous and coniferous forests have walking and biking trails throughout. We are people of the Jesus way and do not require our helpers to be of any specific faith; however we are open in our faith to others should they wish to ask. We do require all people on our land to be respectful of and to each other in speech and action. We are a family where respect is required, responsibility is taught and and personal success is celebrated.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 942813656464