Small Farm needs approx 4 week housesittin

House Sitter Needed for Username: farm_traveller   

Save

Posted or Updated: Oct 29,2019   Applications: 1

Location
farm, Uxbridge
Durham,Ontario Canada

View location map
Availability
Aug 11,2020
For just over 4 weeks | Short Medium Term

We have a small farm with a few pastured beef cattle (6-8 head), 1 horse & 1 pony (not stabled, pastured), laying hens (~1 doz.), house cats (2). Looking for housesitters while we try to get away on vacation. Property is just under 17 acres.

House has complete granny-suite for housesitters (living room w/55" Smart HDTV w/netflix & satellite stations and 4x8 pool table, wireless internet, bedroom w/queen pillow-top mattress, bathroom w/whirlpool tub, spare room, hollywood kitchenette w/stove/oven/fridge/sink - see pictures). Rest of house has various bedrooms, kitchen, living room, etc. that will not be occupied. Attached garage where you can park.

We plan to be away while horses/cattle are strictly on pasture, so, only keeping water troughs full and checking fencing is required. Horse and pony require daily meds (horse gets an oral thyroid med and pony get drops in one eye). Typical care needed for cats. Chickens will require closing in the henhouse at night and release into chicken yard in the mornings along with normal topping up of waterers/feeders and collecting eggs (you will have free fresh brown eggs for your stay --- probably more than you can use :-) ).  There is a riding mower to keep the "lawn" under control (we are not terribly fussed about maintaining a manicured look, just keeping the weeds under control). There are multiple wild bird feeders to be topped up daily --- complete supply of wild bird seed will be on hand for you to use --- we have documented over 40 species around the property over the years.

We are on a drilled well and septic system, so familiarity with good water/waste management for these systems is an asset.

Although we plan to leave on the 11th August, 2020, you would need to be able come and stay with us for a few days prior to this to get familiar with property and routines.  We are planning for a return on 8th September, 2020.

Contact Home Owner


Please click on the register button below to register as a House Sitter, and receive your own confidential message system so you can contact Home owners
identified only by your chosen username (login name).


OR


Contact Home Owner


, You must be a Full/Paid member to contact Homeowners. Please click button below to return to your members area, and activate your Full/Paid Membership. You may then Apply for Unlimited housesits for the next 12 months (Plus a Bonus Month.)




OR

Close this window to continue browsing.

farm_traveller is a Verified Supporter of Housecarers.

You have already saved this Housesit

Do you want this Housesit
stored in your Housesit Favorites list?


  

Save Housesit


Please click on the Register button below to Register as a House Sitter, for your own House Sitters Portal, so you Save Your Favourite Housesits like Home owners


OR