Family farm and we raise sheep, cattle and feed for livestock in Alberta, Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    Family farm of 116 years. We raise sheep, cattle and feed for our livestock We also have our own meat packing plant right on our farm with staff that are very friendly. We have been with other international work programs for 4 years and really enjoy meeting and learning about other cultures. Rick and I have been married for 35 years and we really love farming, animals and meeting new people from around the world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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 how to take care of animals (feeding, bedding, lambing, calving), gardening, yard maintenance, How animals are processed in our meat packing plant onsite, sausage making etc.We also love to visit and help you with your English skills.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Looking for help with our family farm sheep, cattle, field work and yard maintenance. You can also see how meat is processed in our meat packing plant onsite as we butcher, cut and make all types of sausages in our plant on our farm. There are always animals to feed, winter or summer. We calve our cows in April and May and we lamb out our ewes in May and June. We have many farm cats and dogs as well that love any extra attention they can get.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in our house with your own bedroom and bathroom. You will eat meals with us as well, and if you like to cook you can help with meal preparation, as well as house cleaning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to have family meals and experience your stories and family life. We have a hutterite colony close by which you can visit to see a totally different lifestyle. Our land is home to a migratory bird sanctuary so spring and fall is a very good time to view thousands of migratory birds like ducks, Canadian geese, swans and numerous others.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 979449199743