Perfect Job for a couple who love Animals, Gardening & Nature

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Start Date: November 1st, 2019  Compensation: $48,000 in salary plus additional amenities

Stunningly beautiful, well maintained and private farm in Chester NY is looking for a mature couple to run the farm - look after the animals (horses, goats, ducks, peafowl, guineafowl and chickens) and maintain the gardens, greenhouse and lawns. And love life doing it!

  • The Ideal Couple:
  • Love animals
  • Love Gardening
  • Have a can-do attitude and initiative to maintain grounds and property to highest standard
  • Flexible and creative problem-solving skills
  • Professional and respectful
  • Structured and process driven
  • Love the outdoors, but do not mind the indoor work
  • Get along well with each other and enjoy working together
  • Are discreet and enjoy privacy
  • Non-drinkers, non-smokers, who are especially neat and tidy in their personal lives

The Package:

  • $48,000 in salary through payroll
  • Beautiful, modern yet homely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the property overlooking rolling hills, orchards, animals and the lake
  • All utilities, electricity, water, sewer and Internet/Netflix included
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time off

Responsibilities/Duties

Responsibilities:

- Landscaping and maintenance of grounds, vegetable garden and greenhouse.
- Daily care of the farm and animals (10 horses, donkeys, goats, poultry, fish, and barn cat)
- General repairs and maintenance of the structures, accessory buildings, pastures and trails.
- Vehicle maintenance of farm vehicles (tractor, lawn mower, utvs)
- Preparation for each new season
- Vegetable and fruit collection

Hours:
- 6 Hours Monday through Friday
- 1 - 2 hours on Saturday and Sunday for daily animal feeding and watering
- Be available 24/7 for emergencies.

Restrictions:
- No dogs (exception will be made for dachshunds)
- No children
- No smoking

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Landscaping and vegetable crop experience
  • Greenhouse experience
  • Able to operate tractors, lawn mowers, snow blowers and other farm machinery
  • Equipment maintenance and ability to troubleshoot mechanical issues
  • Horse knowledge and horse care experience
  • Able to drive trucks and trailers of varying sizes
  • Able to lift heavy items
  • A clean driver’s license, with no criminal history

Additional Information

Advantageous skills

Carpentry
Small Engine Repairs Skills


About the Owners:

Wayne and Gina are a couple that have built a small, successful technology business. It is this business that affords us the ability to have such a beautiful place. We are looking for a couple take on this dream job.

Contact Information

Duck L'Ranch
Contact Name: Gina
Email: ginao.metrohort@reuvers.com