Join in and help on our Boer goat farm in Central Pennsylvania, USA

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    Última actividad

    25/09/2022

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  2022 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We run a farm with approximately 100 Boer goats and three horses. Our goats are sold for meat as well as breeding stock. Throughout the summer months, many of our weekends are spent showing our goats. Guests do not need prior knowledge or experience working with goats, only a willingness to learn and a fondness for animals.

    Our farm sits on about 30 acres of land, though we are also close to a town of about 6,800 people. There is a lot of opportunity for hiking and outdoor activities in the area. We do not have public transportation or rideshares in the area. We are located about 300km from Philadelphia, 450km from New York City, 200km from Pittsburgh, and 250km from Washington DC.

    Gale and I (Crys) both work full-time for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (state prisons). I am a teacher and Gale is a prison guard. I am generally home in the evenings and on weekends. Gale's schedule is much less predictable, and he often works 16 hour shifts, requiring him to sleep during the day.

    Our living space is probably best suited for one person (full-size bed), but a couple travelling together would likely be comfortable.

    We look for Workawayers to become part of our family by sharing meals and learning from one another.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We enjoy sharing our American culture and Central Pennsylvania cuisines with guests. We have some experience in traveling to the Caribbean and Europe and enjoy learning about new cultures and cuisines.

  • El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    El anfitrión ofrece una paga acorde al salario mínimo

    Este anfitrión ofrece alojamiento y paga.

    El anfitrión ha indicado que pagará al menos el salario mínimo por hora de su país por cada hora trabajada y que también ofrecerá alojamiento. Pide ayuda con un negocio o una actividad empresarial. Ponte en contacto directamente con el anfitrión mediante la mensajería de la página para obtener más información y detalles sobre el salario ofrecido. Cualquier acuerdo con el anfitrión debe cerrarse por anticipado.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We need help feeding and maintaining the goats daily. Maintenance of the goats includes largely things such as grooming, giving medications when needed, and handling them so that they are friendly as well as cleaning out the stalls. We often also need help getting photographs of the goats for sale advertisements.

    There are also small building projects such as repairing the barns and fences.

    Guests will receive accommodations (including meals) and an hourly wage for farm related work.

    We both work full-time jobs, so help around the house (cooking and tidying) would also be appreciated. We do have an indoor dog (75 pounds) to keep guests company throughout the day.

    One of our long-term projects is getting our Facebook business page back up and running, so interested individuals could help with that project.

    Guests who are interested in working with the horses would also be welcomed to do so. They love to be brushed and riding is available.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Czech, Spanish, or any other language a guest is willing to share!

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Guests will stay in our home with us. We do not have children. They will have their own bedroom with a full-size bed and full bathroom. They will have full access to the kitchen and common living space. There is a washer and dryer available. Food will be provided for guests to prepare their own breakfasts and lunches (sometimes on weekends Gale may treat us to a Pennsylvania breakfast). We would prefer that Workawayers plan to eat most dinners with us so that we can get to know each other and practice/learn language.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There are many opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and fishing in the area. There is also and Amtrak station within 15 minutes, which makes accessing Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York City very convenient. The closest airport is in State College, PA (a bustling college down), about 45 minutes away via car. There is no public transportation or ride share available in the area.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have reliable wifi in the house. There is a small office area where a laptop could be set up. Our dining room table is my favorite place to set up my laptop because of the sun that shines in.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We do have space for travel trailers/vans up to about 25 feet.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Pets would have to be discussed. We will not rule out the idea, but we have our own 75 pound house dog.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Dos

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    Horas esperadas

    20 - 30 hours per week

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (4.8)








Número de referencia de anfitrión: 137423679366