Come and learn what goes into animal production, how to be safe around animals and handle them quietly with as little stress as possible in Shamrock, Canada

  • Canadá
  • Favorito 110 vezes
  • Última atividade: 10/01/2023




  • Descrição


    Hi! My husband Larry, myself (Liezel) and our boy Liam would like to welcome you to our sheep ranch in southwest Saskatchewan.
    Wide open spaces and living skies and gentle rolling hills is where we are at. 2 hours to Grasslands National Park, 3 and a bit to Cypress Hills and the dinosaur museum at Eastend.
    St Victors Petroglyphs is 1.5 hours away.
    The best kept secret in Canada is the southwest part of Saskatchewan :)
    Anyways. So we are a sheep ranch with about 600ewes. We lamb in February/March/April/May.
    Sheep shearing days are fun, come join in gathering the fleeces on our annual wool harvest in the spring.
    We help out at cattle brandings and there are always rodeos to attend on weekends in the summer.
    During lambing time jobs include feeding and watering ewes in the bonding pens, assisting with bringing sheep into bonding pens, moving them out and of course feeding cute baby bottle lambs.
    And there’s always a lot of laundry and house cleaning and feeding hardworking helpers too!
    During the summer duties include
    Building portable and permanent fence, checking the sheep, moving sheep from one pasture to the next.
    There’s lots of grass to mow and if you’re interested in learning to drive tractors, you can help with haying season too!
    Occasionally we bring the flock in to weigh ewes and lambs as part of our healthy flock management, as well as treat for parasites, flies, vaccinate.
    We will teach you proper stock handling techniques, and share our passion for grass and grazing and regenerative agriculture.
    We have horses suitable for beginners and experienced riders and lots of wide open space to ride.
    We have a big garden that’s still developing, so tree planting/gardening could be on the to-do list too!
    If you don’t have a vehicle, we have a little run-around car that you can use to go explore the beauty of the southwest on your days off.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de crianças/atividades criativas
    Manutenção geral
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    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
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We can teach you the finer nuances of livestock handling and learning how to read livestock. Learn what goes into animal production. Learn how to be safe around animals and handle them quietly with as little stress as possible.
    We like to share meals, I’m originally from South Africa and will cook some traditional South African food!
    We have a fire pit for evening bonfires, provided that it’s not too dry.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    2019 September we are still busy with haying. In October we are dismantling a steel building in Yorkton and moving it to the farm to re-assemble.

    Our 2020 lambing season will run from March 1 until May 10. We will shear the ewes around March 5/6, and lambing officially starts around March 16.

    We really have something for everyone!
    Work with the sheep, do fencing, if you want to learn to drive a tractor we will teach you. Summer is for haying, hauling manure from corrals to spread on the pasture
    House cleaning, our vehicles always need cleaning because we drive gravel roads lots.
    Lawn to cut, garden to work on, garage to clean and tidy up, the day-to-day stuff like feeding the dogs(6 big white livestock guardian dogs and 2 stock dogs)
    Checking the horses, ponies, rams, and general flock management.
    Lambing time is a lot of feeding and watering and putting down fresh bedding in the bonding pens, and who doesn’t like feeding cute little bottle lambs!
    Did I mention fencing? ;) it never ends I swear!
    We work long days here. Some workers enjoy hanging out with us all day, while some like to do their chores and then go explore. Either is fine with us, let us know what your expectations are.

  • Idiomas

    Afrikaans: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    Este anfitrião indicou que tem interesse em compartilhar seu idioma ou em aprender um novo.
    Entre em contato com ele para obter mais informações.

  • Acomodação


    We have 2 options:
    2 bedrooms in the basement of our house OR
    I have a small 2 bedroom house in the village of Shamrock (population of about 20 people- that’s right, 20!)
    That’s about 16km from the farm but about halfway between our home farm and our “North” pasture. So if you’d like your own spot for some privacy, you can stay at the Shamrock house and drive our run-around car.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    Moose Jaw has a lovely spa and Tunnels and the Sukanen ship museum and a charming downtown.
    Swift Current has Docs Town and Frontier Days.
    Grasslands National Park
    St Victors Petroglyphs
    The Big Muddy
    Cypress Hills
    Lake Diefenbaker
    Regina and Saskatoon are all within 3 hours

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    We use our phones for hotspots for internet. It is unlimited data but can be very slow at times.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Este anfitrião está aberto a aceitar viajantes com animais de estimação.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 157777742226

Comentário (5)



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