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Orangeville
All Year: April - October
Area (ha): 67 (166 Acres)
Persons: 2-4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 25408
Region: Ontario

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Last Updated: February 13, 2019

BEAUTIFUL HOCKLEY MEADOWS FARM

Thanks to all the wonderful helpers we have hosted in 2018.
In late March 2019 we will happily host more of you.
By all means apply anytime after Christmas if you want to make your plans well ahead of time.
Read our Profile and Reviews carefully . If you think a two week stay with us is for you let me know.
Trish


PROFILE:
Many helpers return for a second visit, some even for a third stay. We can usually find a spare bedroom for returning helpers in our part of the house.

Our farm, on top of the Niagara Escarpment, is fifty minutes from Toronto International Airport. The Notawassaga River runs through the property. We raise beef cattle and have 2 horses that look beautiful running in the fields but are no longer ridden.

We work 5 hours a day with 1 day off a week. There is lots of wildlife especially since we reforested part of the farm 25 years ago with 7600 trees.
Nature is amazing! I have seen twin fawns in the hay field and a humming bird nest in my garden. We feed the birds in winter. A Scarlet Cardinal or Blue Jay at the bird feeder, midwinter is a joy.

The house is large with a private apartment for helpers-two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym with a flat screen TV, living room with TV, kitchen and patio.
We can host 3 at a time and occasionally have had 4. It is so much more fun when there are guests from different countries. The bedroom with en-suite bathroom is ideally suited to a couple.

You can LOGIN to my WIFI for email. If you need to access more Internet capability the local village store will suit your needs. An All-Terrain Vehicle, is available to tour the property. We cut 3 acres of grass with a riding lawnmower.

Most of the tasks will be in the gardens, greenhouse and home. Three acres are ornamental gardens and it takes a lot of work to keep them beautiful. Help with fencing and haying is seasonal.

Sometimes we have to bottle-feed new born calves. We will do some painting indoors and out. There is always a project in the works.
My children and grandkids live close by so we may offer to help them as well. Every week we try to find someone in the neighborhood who could use some assistance for a few hours.

Last year was the third year for our Organic Veggie Garden. We learned a lot and I can not wait to improve on this year's successes. We have a 22 foot long greenhouse to start crops and flowers early.
Our helpers cook one meal that is typical of their home country. We want to learn about your culture as well as share our own.

If you like hiking, there is a lovely trail down to the river. The Bruce Trial is close by. Tea or coffee in the morning looking out over the Valley is a joy [occasionally wine or a cold beer as the sun sets].
If photography and computers are of interest to you they are passions of mine. Perhaps we can share knowledge. I love all APPLE products. Our property is a photograph's dream. I teach the occasional photography course here in the garden.

Having taught high school English for many years I am happy to help you improve your language skills.

Our Border Collie , Zip, has an energetic disposition. She loves to play with anyone willing to give her some attention. Previous guests have taught her many tricks. She will even give you a HIGH FIVE as a thank you. Thanks to our HelpX guests she how has 42 tricks. Maybe you will teach her the 43ird.

We can not host smokers even if you wish to smoke outside. I am allergic to scented products too. Please no cologne! There are even certain flowers like Lilies we can no longer grow. Luckily there are lots of others that do not make me feel sick. Imagine a gardener allergic to the scent of some flowers!

Please read the reviews our previous guests have written and the video two of them made and if you think some time on our farm is for you, email me and we can discuss options and timing.

If we have as wonderful young people visit in 2019 as our first four years, I will be a happy gal.

Trish

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From: Germany Date: December 29, 2018
I had the pleasure that Trish invited me and my friend for Christmas. It was ... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: November 4, 2018
First: Thank you very much for welcoming me the 3th time and help me in so ma... view complete review

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From: France Date: November 4, 2018
One star because Trish is the most friendly people I have met in Canada. She ... view complete review

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From: France Date: August 31, 2018
Two days have past since we left Trish and Bill’s house and we already miss e... view complete review

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From: Italy Date: August 21, 2018
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From: China Date: July 17, 2018
We came back this year and we actually got married in the garden! It was a fa... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: July 4, 2018
We spent almost two weeks at the beautiful farm from Trish and Bill. It was o... view complete review

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From: France Date: June 29, 2018
Beautiful days in Paradise !
We spent few days with Trish & Bill and it w... view complete review

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From: Australia Date: May 29, 2018
Thank you Trish for taking us in for 1 day and showing us the ropes to your b... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: May 5, 2018
I had the pleasure to came back for a weekend! So I had the chance to see how... view complete review

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From: Portugal Date: April 20, 2018
Hello everybody ! If you are reading this is because you stopped in the S... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: April 19, 2018
Trish and Bill are my first helpx experience but I think it was the best choi... view complete review

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From: China Date: April 9, 2018
I stayed with Trish, Bill, and Zip for a week and had a great time! Trish and... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: November 13, 2017
This has been my second visit and if I had to say why I came back , it is bec... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: November 7, 2017
Where do I start.. I spent a brilliant 2 and a half weeks with Trish, Bill, a... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: October 7, 2017
Trish , Bil and Zip (My Canadian family) This has been my first experience... view complete review

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From: China Date: September 3, 2017
Bill and Trish's farm is just like paradise! We stayed 5 days in the farm ... view complete review

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From: France Date: July 10, 2017
I spent 2 amazing weeks at Trish and Bill's farm, it was my first experience ... view complete review

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From: Mexico Date: May 19, 2017
I had a really good time at Trish's house, a kind and very dynamic person (a ... view complete review

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From: New Zealand Date: May 9, 2017
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From: Greece Date: April 10, 2017
We spent two amazing weeks at hockley meadows farm! At the beginning we coul... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: October 8, 2016
Hi Trish, hi Bill! We can't say how much we enjoyed our three weeks return v... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: September 23, 2016
Helpers, you will have a great time at the Hockley Meadow Farm! I had my ow... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: September 22, 2016
That was my second adventure at Hockley Meadow Farm with Trish and Bill, and ... view complete review

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From: China Date: August 24, 2016
I stayed in the Hockley farm for two weeks and experienced the most incredibl... view complete review

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From: Japan Date: August 13, 2016
I stayed at their farm for just 5 days and it was the most fantastic experien... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: August 13, 2016
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From: Germany Date: August 9, 2016
Dear Trish and Bill, First of all I want to say thank you for everything. I... view complete review

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From: France Date: August 7, 2016
We spent 3 weeks in total at Trish, Bill and Zip and it was an unforgettable ... view complete review

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From: France Date: August 3, 2016
Hi, I spent more than 2 weeks in Trish and Bill's Farm ! It's was awesome. Tr... view complete review

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From: France Date: July 25, 2016
What can I say about Hockley Valley and these 2 fabulous hosts ? I spent ... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: July 19, 2016
Trish and Bill are the most wonderful hosts that you can stay with! They are ... view complete review

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From: Finland Date: July 10, 2016
I spent the most amazing two weeks at Trish and Bill and I felt like I would ... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: June 26, 2016
Dear Trish, dear Bill, Before I came to your house, I felt lost and kind of ... view complete review

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From: France Date: June 13, 2016
Trish and Bill are full of love and just waiting for you to share it. I spent... view complete review

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From: France Date: June 2, 2016
Many thanks to Trish and Bill for their warm welcome. We spent 2 exceptional ... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: April 26, 2016
We stayed at Trish's place for two weeks. We arrived right after a big ice st... view complete review

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From: Japan Date: April 25, 2016
I stayed at Hockley meadows farm for two weeks from the beginning of A... view complete review

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From: France Date: April 18, 2016
This stay of 10 days with you has been fantastic!!! You are so welcoming, so ... view complete review

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From: Japan Date: January 16, 2016
I had a great time with Trish and Bill's big family on Christmas. Such as bi... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: December 19, 2015
It was our second time at the Hockely Meadows farm. Alone the fact that we ca... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: November 1, 2015
Well what is left to say about Trish and Bill after 52 wonderful reviews? Fir... view complete review

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From: France Date: October 20, 2015
We spent 2 weeks and a half in Trish and Bill's farm. We would like to give m... view complete review

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The best Helpx experience I've ever had.Trish and Bill are really welcoming! ... view complete review

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From: Brazil Date: September 28, 2015
Trish, Bill, and Zip are just amazing. I stayed 2 weeks with them, and it w... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 27, 2015
I spent just 1 week with Trish Bill and Zip, and it was just a perfect week !... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: September 26, 2015
To Bill, Trish and Zip (yep, Zip's probably smart enough to read that as well... view complete review

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From: Canada Date: September 9, 2015
Ohhhhh Trish and Bill and Zip and the gang! What a wonderfully warm famil... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: August 22, 2015
We had a wonderful time with Trish, Bill and Zip!! It's for sure that you'... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: July 25, 2015
I came back to Trish and Bill for my holidays this year. Almost everything w... view complete review

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From: Australia Date: July 24, 2015
I had a fantastic stay with Trish and Bill and I highly recommend it for thos... view complete review

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From: Taiwan Date: July 24, 2015
Trish and Bill are the best hosts. They gave me a wonderful experience. The... view complete review

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From: Australia Date: June 20, 2015
This was my first helpX experience and I'm glad it was. Trish and bill made... view complete review

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From: New Zealand Date: June 17, 2015
This was the best Helpx experience I've ever had! Trish and Bill go above and... view complete review

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From: China Date: June 8, 2015
I have stayed with enough hosts to know that Trish and Bill are great and awe... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: May 25, 2015
This was my second time with Trish and Bill at the Hockley Meadows Farm, and ... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: May 25, 2015
I stayed with Trish and Bill for my first week in Canada. They were fantastic... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: May 25, 2015
We had a great time at the Hockley Meadows Farm! Again! My friend and I came ... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: May 12, 2015
My time with Trish and Bill (and Zip) was my first experience of Helpx and it... view complete review

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From: France Date: April 28, 2015
There are so many good things to say about Trish and Bill. Of couuurse and Zi... view complete review

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I’ve spent two weeks at Trish’s and Bill’s home and it had been a wonderful t... view complete review

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I stayed two weeks at Trish and Bill and that the kind of experience that you... view complete review

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Caution!! This is the best Helpx place you will ever go to! We stayed with Tr... view complete review

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We stayed 5 days with Trish, Bill and Zip and it was a wonderful time. They a... view complete review

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After I left the farm in September, I stayed in Toronto for some month with m... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: October 15, 2014
If I could I would give Trish and Bill more than 5 stars. I spent a coupl... view complete review

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From: Japan Date: October 12, 2014
I spent a few weeks with Trish, Bill and their beautiful dog Zip, and it beca... view complete review

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From: Mexico Date: October 6, 2014
I came back with Trish and Bill because believe me that once you come here an... view complete review

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From: France Date: September 29, 2014
Dear Helpers! If you read this review; it is probably because you are look... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: September 29, 2014
I spent a week with Trish, Bill and Zip in September 2014. My stay there was... view complete review

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From: France Date: August 17, 2014
Dear Trish and Bill After theses two weeks, the word coming in our minds i... view complete review

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From: Mexico Date: August 10, 2014
Hello! I stayed with Trish and Bill for almost two weeks and I just have to ... view complete review

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I met Trish and Bill in July 2014, and I stayed with them for around 2 weeks.... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: August 3, 2014
I had heard about the Canadian hospitality, but to be honest, what Trish, Bil... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: August 1, 2014
I spent almost five weeks at Trish's and Bill's beautiful Farm in Hockley Val... view complete review

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From: Belgium Date: July 21, 2014
Trish, Bill and Zip made the end of my trip wonderfull. I spent 7 months trav... view complete review

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From: United States Date: July 9, 2014
I stayed 12 days with Trish and Bill. They are so nice that definitely they a... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: June 28, 2014
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From: Germany Date: June 28, 2014
I spent another 10 wonderful days at Trish and Bills place :-) When I just ... view complete review

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From: China Date: June 24, 2014
We spent very very amazing ten days with Trish,Bill and Zip in the beautiful ... view complete review

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My second time at Trishs and Bills was even better than the first time. I sta... view complete review

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I stayed a second time with Trish, Bill and Zip at their farm and and it was ... view complete review

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Let's start with a quick game to introduce Trish and Bill: Think of your g... view complete review

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From: France Date: May 21, 2014
I wish i had spend more time with Trish and Bill because just few days was al... view complete review

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As the review as below, it was a fantastic awesome stay in Trish and Bill's h... view complete review

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Trying to explain what kind of experience you will live in this place would b... view complete review

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Hi! We spent the two first weeks of April with Trish, Bill and Zip (and Appl... view complete review

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All I can say is thank you Trish, Bill and Zip for this amazing two weeks at ... view complete review

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My 10 days with Trish & Bill was just very great!!! I wanted to discover the... view complete review

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I just want to say THANK YOU for the wonderful time with you. I wish I could ... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: December 4, 2013
Thank you Trish and Bill for the ten wonderful days which went by to fast. ... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: December 2, 2013
I spent ten wonderful days at Bill and Trishs Farm and I really recommend thi... view complete review

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Hi trish, I spent a few time with you in your proprety. It's was an amazin... view complete review

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