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Bobo
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 486
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42157
Region: Alberta

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Last Updated: July 19, 2016

-- WE'RE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR A HELPER TO WORK WITH THOURBRED CHUCKWAGON RACING HORSES! --

-- WE WILL ALSO NEED HELP IN JANUARY TIL MARCH FOR THE CALVING SEASON! --


Our farm is located close to Bodo in Alberta just a mile away from the Saskatchewan border. We live here with our 2 kids, 2 dogs, several farm cats, a pig, 160 cattle and their calves and 20 race horses. We are mainly cattle farmer and from fall until spring there is a lot to see and learn about moving our cattle in the pasture and back to the farm, calving season from February until April and also branding and vaccination. Around August and September we harvest our canola and silage barley and wheat as feed for the cattle. At that time you will learn to drive a tractor, swather and kombine. Around April we start training our race horses for the chuckwagon season which is from Mai until August. During that time you will experience the canadian western life style. We travel with our horses through the whole province Alberta from one race to the next one. Besides learning everything about thoughrobreds and chuckwagons you will meet great people, watch rodeos and hang out with Canadas cowboys.

Spring:

February until April
- feeding cattle
- helping calving
- checking cows
- taking care of the animals in general

April
- training horses
- feeding horses
- cleaning the barn

Summer:

Chuckwagon season is an exciting time. We are on the road for most of time, that means camping the whole summer. It is a very busy time and you will work from the morning until late at night almost every day. We will pay you for that time. The work is basically:

- taking care of the horses
- feeding the horses
- loading/ unloading the horse trailer
- setting up the barn
- cleaning the barn
- get ready for the race: brush or wash horses, picking feet, harness and bridal horses, hooking horses to the wagon
- this is just a short list of your job

Summer/ fall:

August until October is harvest time and we spend almost the whole day out in the field and harvest.
- helping harvest
- driving tractor, swather and kombine
- general farm work




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