Poultry & garden sitter for mini-farm near Seattle

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Posted or Updated: Feb 6,2020   Applications: 6

Location
Island Center, Bainbridge Island
Kitsap,Washington United States

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Availability
May 29,2020
For about 10 days | Short Term

We have a small three bedroom, two bath home surrounded by garden on a lovely island just a ferry ride away from Seattle, Washington. We are looking for a house sitter for our mini-farm from May 29 to June 7. As well as the garden, there are two chickens, three ducks and a cat who will need care. If you have experience with caring for gardens and farm animals, that's a plus!

The garden will need watering each morning if the weather is dry, the ducks and chickens need tending twice a day and also appreciate being let out into the yard if you have time to hang out with them. We have too many eagles, coyotes and raccoons around to allow them to be outside their pen on their own. Minimum care for the poultry consists of opening their runs in the morning and closing them in the evening, changing the water, checking to make sure they have enough feed in the feeders, and adding fresh bedding to the poultry house. You will not need to clean out the poultry house during your stay. The cat is an indoor/outdoor cat. He's shy but will come in for food at night and during the day when the house is empty. He doesn't use a litter box, so no need to clean that either! There's also a much friendlier neighbor cat who comes to visit once or twice a day. It's okay to feed him as well. Also, we have a couple of feeders for the wild birds that will need to be replenished daily.

You are welcome to harvest anything in the garden that you can use during your stay. The kitchen is fully equipped for what ever cooking you want to do and you are welcome to use the condiments that are on hand. This is a strictly no-smoking property. Absolutely NO smoking inside the house or in the yard or garden. If you have environmental sensitivities, well so do I, so the house is scent-free, cleaning supplies are non-toxic, and the house was built (20 years ago) with as few toxic components as possible.

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