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)
- 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
- 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
- knowledge around holistic ag
- experience w/kidding
If interested, please send resume and brief cover letter outlining relevant experience to MattW@spiraledge.com.