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Weekend Milker/Farm Hand at Homestead - 4333

Job Title: 
Weekend Milker/Farm Hand
Homestead
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

WEEKEND-MILKER/FARMHAND WANTED

We are in search of someone to assist with animal care/milking at a 13-acre homestead in Los Gatos, CA. Work is all on weekend days. Position is part-time and year-round.

About the place: 300 fruit trees, berries, lots of vegetables, greenhouse, meat and egg chickens, pastures, 13 dairy goats.

COMPENSATION $15-20/hr DOE (plus you can take home raw goat milk)

Duties & Responsibilities: 

- milk goats on Saturday and/or Sunday
- filter, bottle, and chill milk
- sterilize milking equipment
- replenish bedding as needed
- ensure water is clean and all waterers are functioning correctly
- collect chicken/duck eggs
- refill animal feed
- basic animal care
- help with a variety of farm-related tasks
- veg harvest and hand watering

Education & Experience: 

- experience milking and caring for dairy goats and chickens
- general animal husbandry skills
- keen sense of observation and attention to detail
- organic farming/gardening experience
- ability to lift 50lbs (aka a sack of chicken food)
- problem solving skills
- ability to work alone

Bonus skills/experience
- knowledge around holistic ag
- experience w/kidding

Application Instructions: 

If interested, please send resume and brief cover letter outlining relevant experience to MattW@spiraledge.com.

Job Categories: 
Livestock/Ranching