Stay and help on the land in this gorgeous and sacred space, Nova Scotia, Canada

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  • Activité récente: 24 juin 2024

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  2024 

 Séjour min. souhaité : Un mois ou plus

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, my name is Mary. I am mature womyn with 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren who occasionally visit. My partner is here some of the time. I homeschooled my children when they were young and we grew a lot of our own food, including animals for meat. Later in life I went back to school and now I work full time off-farm as a social worker and have almost completed my Masters in SW. I live with 2 elderly horses and 2 mini horses, 4 cats, 1 old duck, 9 chickens and 2 Guinea hens. I am interested in community living, fibre arts and facilitating horse therapy. I would like the person(s) living here to enjoy living and working with horses and the land. The horses are gentle and wise. The land is fertile and high energy vibrations. There are fields and forest filled with wildlife and edible mushrooms. Hay comes off one of the fields each year. Old apple trees offer wonderful fruit each year. There are oodles of wild nettles to eat in the spring. I work a good sized garden, hot beds and berries. There is lots of space for someone(s) to create their own gardens for personal or market use. A local beekeeper has hives on the land. No chemicals are used on the land.

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects General Maintenance Farmstay help
    Help around the house Animal Care
    Language practice
    There are spinning wheels and looms available if you are interested in learning fibre arts. Also lots of yarn for knitting/crochet projects/learnings. I will be leading horse therapy sessions here. The area is gorgeous and close to nature. Beautiful sandy beach with warm waters for swimming 2km away. Access to a sea kayak. If the person wants to work part time and/or doing distance education, there is space to accommodate that. You can enjoy having your own gardens/projects.

    I am looking for someone who wants to stay at least 4-6 months. I live with 2 horses, 2 mini horses, 4 cats, 9 hens, 2 Guinea hens and one old duck. I work full time away from the farm so am looking for someone who wants to live here and help during the day while I'm away - for Monday to Friday (weekends off, unless a project is happening). There is a lot of independence here and the person(s) should be able to work alone, be self-motivated. There are also 2-4 times a year when I go away for 7-14 days and then they would be totally responsible for the animals. There about 2 hours of barn work each day so there is the expectation the person(s) would help with seasonal projects including; helping with haymaking, putting firewood in and stacking, gardening, some lawn mowing, fencing, building projects, sanding or painting etc. I don’t keep a schedule but as a guide I would expect the work to be, on average, about 20 hours per week labour, for example, 4 hours a day/ five days a week. I am very open to anyone(s) who want to have their own projects with market gardening, animals etc for their own economic/heart gains. This is a gorgeous/sacred space and would love to see someone working with it for their lifestyle goals.

    Person(s) would have their own room in a large farm house. There are two bathrooms in the home - one with a large bathtub, the other with a nice shower. There is the option to have two large rooms in the basement with its own entrance and deck. Basic foods would be provided. This is something that could be explored together. The person(s) would cook for themselves (unless we agree on a different arrangement). Basic bulk cooking supplies, laundry and toilet supplies are provided.
    I am open to having individuals, couples and families.

    The home is a large farmhouse so there is lots of space. The animals here are family members. Sometimes my partner is here, or my granddaughter (or both) and occasionally my grown children visit. I am a quiet person. The environment is relatively quiet with lots of natural sounds - owls, coyotes, peepers, wind in the trees. I would want the farm help to feel very at home and this includes having friends or family visit. I am not into loud partying on a regular basis. There is no smoking in the home - and any smoking has to be away from the home so that it doesn't blow in windows (and contained). I practice traditional yoga and nature based spirituality and am very spacious for others to practice what they wish.

    Daily responsibilities include the following, Monday to Friday: The schedule with the horses varies depending on the season and my work schedule. We may share the feeding of the horses. In the winter, the schedule might be that he person would feed the chickens, horses at 8 am and move the horses and ponies as needed; feed horses again at 12 pm and move and feed them again around 4 pm. These times can be flexible at times but this needs to be worked out with me. The volunteer(s) is also responsible for cleaning the stalls, putting in sawdust bedding, and bringing down hay bales from the loft, making sure horses have enough water. During the winter there will be other daily chores such as feeding the wood furnace, shovelling when necessary and cleaning ice out of stall buckets on longer work days.

    Please do not hesitate to ask any and all questions!!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    There are spinning wheels and looms available if interested in learning fibre arts. Also lots of yarn for knitting/crochet projects/learnings. The area is gorgeous and close to nature. Beautiful beach 2km away. Access to 2 sea kayaks. There is space in the day if the person wants to work part time away and/or doing distance education. Can enjoy having your own gardens/projects.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    I am looking for someone who wants to stay at least 4-6 months. I live with 3 horses, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 guinea pigs. I work full time away from the farm so am looking for someone who wants to live here and help during the day while I'm away - for Monday to Friday (weekends off, unless a project is happening). So alot of independence. There are also 2-4 times a year when I go away for 7-14 days and then would be totally responsible for the animals. There really is only about 2hours of work each day so would also be the expectation of helping with bigger seasonal projects. These would include helping with haymaking, putting firewood in and stacking, gardening, some lawn mowing, fencing etc. I am very open to anyone(s) who want to have their own projects with market gardening, animals etc for their own economic/heart gains. This is a gorgeous/sacred space and would love to see someone working with it for their lifestyle goals.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Person(s) would have their own room in a large farm house. There are two bathrooms for the entire home - one with a large bathtub, the other with a shower. There is the option to have two large rooms in the basement with own entrance. Basic foods would be provided. This is something that could be explored together. The person(s) would cook for themselves (unless we agree on a different arrangement). Basic bulk cooking supplies are provided, all laundry and toilet supplies are provided.

    I am open to having individuals, couples and families.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    The home is a large farmhouse so there is lots of space. The animals are family members. I live alone, however, my 2.5 year old grand daughter visits over night at times. I am a quiet person so relatively quiet environment. There are lots of natural sounds - owls, coyotes, peepers, wind in the trees. I would want the farm help to feel very at home and this includes having friends or family visit. However, not into loud partying on a regular basis. There is no smoking in the home - and has to be away from the home that it doesn't blow in windows (and contained). I practice traditional yoga practices and Indigenous spirituality and am very spacious for others to practice what they wish and/or join in with me.

    Daily responsibilities include the following: I work either 7am - 7pm or 8am - 6pm. On the longer days I give the horses hay/water in the morning and feed guinea pigs so worker would put horses out, with hay/water, around 8:30am. On shorter days I put them out also. During the day worker would give hay/water around 1pm and then put them in around 4:30/5pm. Worker is also responsible for cleaning the stalls during the week, which includes putting in bedding. On longer days worker would also give dogs their supper feeding around 5:30/6pm. During the winter there will be other daily chores such as feeding the wood furnace, shovelling when necessary and cleaning ice out of stall buckets on longer work days.

    Please do not hesitate to ask any and all questions!!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 571898865785

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