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.
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
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.
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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.
Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
Czech, Spanish, or any other language a guest is willing to share!
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.
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.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
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.
We do have space for travel trailers/vans up to about 25 feet.
Pets would have to be discussed. We will not rule out the idea, but we have our own 75 pound house dog.
20 - 30 hours per week
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