Experience small farm life with us in east central Saskatchewan , Canada

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    14/09/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    My husband and I have a small farm in east central Saskatchewan where we have a little bit of everything. We have sheep, goats, cows, horses, chickens, turkeys, ducks, guineas, peafowl, dogs and honey bees. During the summer we have daily chores to do, hay to cut and bale, yard work, gardening and extracting honey. Summer is a busy time for us and we do work hard in order to get things done while the weather is nice. Working around the weather is not for everyone. We are close to the Porcupine forest and a lake. Enjoy biking, kayaking, and fishing in the evenings or days off. We also enjoy visiting around the fire in the evenings. You'll also get a chance to come to local fairs and rodeos during the summer months. Relax in the country.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helpers will experience life on a small farm. Our farm is fairly self sufficient so we raise most of our food or grow it. We also have many barbecues in the evenings with friends and family. My husband and I try to take our helpers to the local fairs and a rodeo. We also take time to go kayaking or fishing at the nearby lake.
    Basically, any helper would experience life and work on a small farm.

  • Help

    Help

    During the summer months our tasks revolves around the bees and extracting honey. We also cut and bale hay for the animals. There is always yard tasks to do, gardening, weeding, chores, and whatever else needs to be done. Summer months require hard work. We do work hard, but we take the time to unwind and relax.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two options for accommodations. We have a bedroom in our house or my husband built a cabin for family, friends, or workers. It is a square timber, 2 storey building that he sawed the timbers for. It can sleep 6. It has a small dining area, TV area and a composting toilet. It has hot water and a sink but no shower. Showers will be in the house. It offers more privacy than in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    All meals are provided with us in the house. If you require special foods there is a fridge in the cabin where you can put any food you bring. We have bikes available for workers to go exploring the countryside, there are kayaks to use to enjoy the nearby lake and a beautiful yard to relax in during the evenings.

    In order to get to our farm you have a couple of options: first you can take a plane to Regina or Saskatoon and we can drive in and pick you up. Both cities are 300 kilometres from our farm. Both cities have a bus service that will take you to Yorkton where we can also pick you up. Yorkton is 150 kilometres from our farm. The last option is to take Via Rail from Winnipeg to Endeavour, Saskatchewan. Endeavour is 12 kilometres from our farm.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

2019 honey
Honey filled and ready to go.
Guinea hen
Turkeys
Thomas and Kathy enjoying the drive-in movie.
Our driveway
Summer storm
Danny-boy
Our goats
Enjoying the leaves
Our Speckle Park cows
Worker Cabin
Honeybees


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