Leaning Tree Alpacas & Boer Goats Farm

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Leaning Tree Alpacas & Boer Goats Farm

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  • DescriptionWe are a small farm located at Soap Lake, Washington State. We raise Boer goats, alpacas, free-range chickens, and a garden. We also care for feral cats; doing our best to have each of them spayed or neutered as they arrive here!
    Our farm animals are our top priority, and our volunteers must love and respect animals. We get up with the sun every morning and feed all the animals before coming inside to eat our own hearty breakfast. After breakfast, we go back outside to accomplish any special chores scheduled for for that day cleaning out kidding pens, cleaning and filling water tanks, vaccinating, worming, and trimming goats' feet, weeding the garden, etc... We also almost always have bottle baby goats to feed bottles to 3 times a day. There is always things to do. We ask each volunteer to work 4 hours each day, starting in with the morning feeding, in exchange for free room and full board. We provide all food and typically cook breakfast and dinner, unless you want something different. Lunch and snacks are selected/prepared by the volunteer.
    We hope to hear from you if this sounds good to you! :)
  • LocationUnited States, Washington, Grant County, Moses Lake

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
  • Hours per day 4 hours per day, starting early (when the sun rises) with feeding & watering all of the animals. We feed a smaller group of animals a second time in the afternoon; those with babies or who are pregnant. We feed our older bottle babies 3 times a day.
  • Work requirements: Our volunteers must LOVE all animals, the outdoors, and must be able to get up in the morning without prompting. You must love the outdoors, and must enjoy physical, sometimes dirty work work like cleaning pens, delivering goat kids, or being surrounded by extremely friendly, hungry animals. Our bottle baby goats will steal your heart. We take really good care of all the animals on our farm.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: At least 2 weeks. We have had many volunteers stay for up to 3 months, and a number have returned many times!
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? Inside our house, we have a rescue English Pointer dog "Boris', and my Australian Shepherd puppy "Silve" in the house at times. I bring newborn goat kids into the house if they need help at birth. I keep them in totes in our living room for 7-14 days.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Our volunteer (or volunteer couple) have their own bedroom. We have 2 bathrooms available to everyone.
  • Additional info
  • Our herds include 125 Boer goats, 17 alpacas, about 30 free-range chickens, about 15 feral cats, and 3 dogs. :)