...the travelling farm sitters make it easy!

Farm Sitting...

Are you looking for a reliable and experienced farm sitter?

Perhaps we can help you out!

We’re not just farm sitters, we are experienced from our own livestock – part of our family, plus we have our own comfortable accommodation!… we do not need to access your private home + are self sufficient all year round… simply provide us with secure parking, water tap + waste water disposal point and let us take care of + spend time with your beloved animals, whilst keeping your set up ticking over…. if there are any jobs or projects you need a hand with – let us know we are happy to help if we can!

We understand the complexities of leaving a farm or small holding, even for one day or a weekend, let alone for a week or more! Plus, we appreciate first hand how hard it is to find someone experienced + reliable, that you feel trusted to keep everyone and everything just so.

We’ve taken our dog and daughters cat with us into our next chapter – adventuring in our vans. We still have a pony too, after 24years together there was no way we were parting ways!… Milly is now very happily retired on a friends yard, munching grass with her companions.

We deeply miss the field animals in our life daily – we’re always seeking them out making new friends along the way, wherever we are in the world…. we’ve had nearly a 4yr break from the daily work involved in the daily care of livestock & we reckon it’s time for us to bring a little of this back into our lives, mix things up a bit – taking our new rig to some farms & making some new friends!

For us this is a really exciting prospect + we get to help you out too… we’d love the opportunity to give some of you hard working people a break by farm sitting for you!

 

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We are experienced...

Kate has been around horses, dogs and cats all her life, been on farms helping out here and there from the age of 14 and became a Veterinary Nurse – training at 17.

Martin has been around the countryside and dogs all his life – building our own fencing, stabling, shelters & being an engineer has kept our quads, trucks and work vehicles going strong.

In the last 38 years, together we have gained experience across many aspects of farming:

  • Animals – alpacas, sheep, chickens, ducks, horses (from youngsters to veterans), goats, alpaca breeding + unpacking (alpaca birthing), breeding, hatching + raising chickens
  • Arable – paddock management, spraying, fertilising, mowing
  • Yard work – fencing, maintenance, workshop skills

Our kiddos are animal lovers, grown up on a farm + happy to get their hands dirty – they’re farm safety savvy and now 12 + 14yrs old.

Together we have a very patient, kind and caring approach to animals – with great respect.

We have owned and bred our herd of 13 alpacas with in house studs. With 7 horses and ponies at our most, we have taken pride in raising our horses ourselves from yearlings right through to the experienced, level headed, friendly horses they grow into… we have also rehomed ex racehorses in need.

Our family farm also consisted of fun pigmy goats – these guys were great and were purely pets.

At any one time we had over 1,000 chickens – mostly rare breed bantams from incubated eggs right through to breeding stock…. all free range in the largest + most enriched environment we could provide!

If you have a few questions feel free to get in touch…
..click below to see our frequently asked questions!

Interested in having a break and need us to farm sit for you?

Get in touch by sending an email to vanjourney@outlook.co.uk