Tiny Dairy Goat Farm on Vancouver Island



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    I have a working farm stay opportunity available in a rural seaside community on Vancouver Island just outside of Victoria, BC. My place is a working dairy goat farm and animal sanctuary on a bus route and a few minutes bicycle ride from the core of Sooke. It is a 2 acre property surrounded by the natural beauty of British Columbia's rugged coastline, forest hiking trails filled with wild wonders and farm lands that make up our vibrant local food system.

    There's pristine ocean beaches within walking distance where you can marvel at the antics of otters, seals and bald eagles as you relax while taking in a majestic sunset at the end of a rewarding workday. Perhaps you'd like to take a refreshing swim on a hot day in the lake just down the road or catch yourself a rainbow trout for breakfast?

    We need people who are physically capable of doing heavy farm work such as haying, fencing or carpentry projects. Chores will vary depending on the needs of the farm and preference will be given to people with carpentry skills.

    People chosen for this opportunity must be energetic, motivated self starters with cheerful dispositions. I refuse to get involved in personal disagreements between people so being a team player is vital. Likewise, it is important that people be capable of working effectively for long periods of time on their own.

    Creative people with viable ideas are always welcome but those who need to constantly challenge the working dynamics of a successful system need not apply. I've been a farmer for 40 years and my reasoning is typically based in that experience.

    Duties will include activities such as animal care, cleaning barns, building, fencing, developing a farm market, establishing gardens, putting up greenhouses, weeding, brushing out overgrown areas and overall farm maintenance. I have to emphasize this is a working farm and NOT a "farm zoo" so playing with animals all day is not an option.

    Opportunities for people to learn about small scale farming abound on this tiny dairy goat farm by the seaside. Although the work will be physically demanding, the rewards of this unique experience could be beyond measure for the right people.

    We have room available for tenters and folks with RV's. Folks will be given access to the communal area in the upstairs of the farmhouse. That's where every morning a great big lovable mutt will greet you like you're the most awesome person in the world. There's a full bathroom, sitting area & kitchen to share; plus access to WIFI & use of the laundry facilities, with reason.

    As for food, people chosen to participate in our farm stay will have to have the ability to purchase some of their own food. Fresh farm products such as milk, eggs and cheese are available from time to time but we cannot provide more because the farm is still developing its sustainability plan.

    If this sounds like an experience you'd enjoy, feel free to contact me. Cheers.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais
    Trabalho beneficente

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    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
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    UPDATE: I recently bartered for the use of a canoe. Needless to say we've had some fantastic fishing trips and enjoyed some 2 pound trout for dinner!

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    The farm wants folks to feel safe and comfortable during their visits. For everyone's benefit,we do not tolerate drug use, excessive alcohol consumption, illegal activities, loud partying or disrespectful/inappropriate behaviour. So please keep it "clean" and enjoy your stay.

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    5 hours per day 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 1472134974e2