Brent and Moira Garstin

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Brent and Moira Garstin

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  • DescriptionWe are looking for a person or couple to look after our small farm while we are away during the month of Feburary. Our son and family live in London, UK and we wish to visit there for 3 to 4 weeks in Feburary or perhaps into March. We have about 200 chickens that need feeding and egg collection every day. We also pick up food waste in our town to feed the chickens, which we do every two days approximatly. So there is some driving involved. Eggs need to be washed and set out. The eggs are picked up 3 times a week by a local bakery.
    We live in Courtenay BC on Vancouver Island on a 15 acre farm. We are serious gardeners and food enthusiasts and produce most of our own food.
  • LocationCanada, British Columbia, Comox Valley, Courtenay

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Farmstay
  • Hours per day 2 to 4 hours per day mostly first thing in the morning and again at sundown.
  • Work requirements: drivers licence
    physically fit
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: Late January to early March
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Not okay
  • Host
  • Languages:english
  • Has pets? cat
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Our helper(s) will live in our house while we are away. We have a very comfortable 2800sq.ft, 75yr old rancher.
    The home is heated with wood or heat pump.
  • Additional info
  • There is a young couple that live in a tiny home on the property that are familar with the tasks and activities of the farm.
    We will also have friends/neigbours available for any problem solving or backup as necessary. A truck and car are available for use.
    Our helper(s) need to arrive several days ahead of our departure date for the best possible orientation
    We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
    Mount Washington Alpine Resort is minutes away.