18 Oct – 22 Jan (flex) Long Term Petsit in North Royalton, Ohio USA – Hens, cats, fish

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18 Oct – 22 Jan (flex) Long Term Petsit in North Royalton, Ohio USA – Hens, cats, fish

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  • North Royalton , Ohio , United States
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Duration: 3 months +
  • Date from: 2024-10-18
  • Date to: 2025-01-22
  • Pets: Domestic cats, fish, hens
  • Property Care & Maintenance: Light gardening

Description

FOR FIRST-TIME SITTERS (WITH US), please arrive AT LEAST 3 DAYS prior to our departure for introductions, learn house and farm routine, and answer questions.

OUR HOME
We ‘re located on 11 wooded acres in a lovely home with a stream and wildlife,

Our home is comfortable, with covered front porch, back deck with hot tub spa, back patio with fire pit, rec room with wood burning stove and second kitchen, basement pool table and workout area with stationary bike, treadmill, inversion table, etc.

Reliable high speed interne.

Provided – Weekly housekeeper; Grass cutting, Snow ploughing; Utilities.
Own transportation needed.
OUR LOCATION
We are 8 miles away from Cuyahoga Valley National Park (7th most visited National Park in the U.S.) and its activities/features, 25 miles away from Cleveland culture and Lake Erie beauty and activities: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Flats, Severance Hall (home of the world famous Cleveland Orchestra), University Circle, Cleveland Art Museum, Playhouse Square and more!

Responsibilities:

CHICKEN CARE
* am and pre-dusk chicken care, out in morning/in at dusk
* Rooster turn out–involves picking up our lame rooster and putting him in his outside pen and bringing him in if it rains or inclement weather. Our roosters are friendly to humans, with a young one in training.
* Keeping chicken feeders and waterers full
* Cleaning roosts and laying boxes (this involves scraping chicken poop into bag with tool, work clothes, we provide gloves)
*Replace chicken house straw monthly (this involves shovel, wheelbarrow, work clothes–only on multi-month stays)
* Egg collection- sometimes involves reaching under chickens (they don’t hurt!) and bending/kneeling to reach lower nests
* Washing eggs and keeping self-serve market fridge stocked (year round)
*Additional market stocking – to discuss.

CAT CARE
* Am/pm cat feeding, playing
* Am homeopathic oral drops for both cats and am/pm breathing treatment for one cat
* Scoop cat litter box daily–change, refresh litter
* Monthly nail trim (training given)

FISH CARE
* Lights on/off, feeding, adding water to tank and tank cleaning on long stays,

PLANT CARE
* Watering
* Organic garden care and stocking –Share organic produce for personal consumption if caring for garden.

HOME CARE
* collect mail, take out trash
* empty dehumidifiers
* 2x wk hot tub spa maintenance (training given)

Arrive prior to our departure for introductions, learn house and farm routine, and answer questions.
Detailed reference manual provided with emergency contacts.

We think you will come to love our home, property and animals (almost) as much as we do!

Please check our profile for more details and do get in touch so we can schedule a video chat to ‘meet’ and talk details.

Property Type: Farm
Responsibilities: SIT DESCRIPTION *This is a small-scale farm sit. In addition to our two cats and one fish aquarium inside, we have 60+ chickens who free-range outside during the day. Minimum farm duties include daily morning (8-9 am) and early evening (pre-dusk) chores in sun, rain, or snow, so your schedule must be able to accommodate specific chore times. You need outside work clothes, boots, are okay with cleaning chicken poop from roosting areas and using pitchfork to turn/change bedding for longer stays. and don't mind getting a little sweaty or dirty. *Light repair of farm stuff (plastic fencing, feeders, etc) if needed. *Our two cats get homeopathic oral drops with a dropper in the morning 6 days per week (they are used to getting this and will allow you to do once they get used to you). One cat, Clarence, gets an inhaler treatment morning and evening every day. This involves holding a rubber device over his nose and mouth and squirting one spray of medicine and holding while he breathes it in for 10 breaths. Clarence is used to getting this and will allow you to do it no problem once he gets used to and trusts you. *We run a small-scale self-serve organic market from our property year round. Customers can come from 9am until dusk daily. They serve themselves and put money in a kiosk by the garage. You just need to keep the frig stocked with clean eggs (and produce if in season and agreed upon), get the money at the end of each day and keep a simple tally sheet of sales. A bell will ring inside the house when customers pull in (Usually from 0-4 times daily). There is complete privacy for you inside the house and in the back yard and back property. Responsibilities include: CHICKEN CARE * am and pre-dusk chicken care, out in morning/in at dusk * Rooster turn out--this involves picking up our lame rooster and putting him in his outside pen and bringing him in if it rains or inclement weather. Our roosters are friendly to humans, with a young one in training now. * Keeping chicken feeders and waterers full * Cleaning roosts and laying boxes (this involves scraping chicken poop into bag with tool, work clothes, we provide gloves) *Replace chicken house straw monthly (this involves shovel, wheelbarrow, work clothes--only on multi-month stays) * Egg collection--this sometimes involves reaching under chickens (they don't hurt!) and bending/kneeling to reach lower nests * Washing eggs and keeping self serve market fridge stocked with eggs (year round) *Additional market stocking open for discussion
Points of interest: Fresh Food / Farmers Market, River, Hiking Trails
Things to know: Hot tub available on the property. You need your own vehicle, however, options can be discussed. Plus, we have room for you to park an RV on the property.
Property Type:
Farm
House-Sit Duration:
3 months +
Date from:
2024-10-18
Date to:
2025-01-22
Property Care & Maintenance:
Light gardening
Things to know:
Hot tub available on the property. You need your own vehicle, however, options can be discussed. Plus, we have room for you to park an RV on the property.
Responsibilities:
SIT DESCRIPTION *This is a small-scale farm sit. In addition to our two cats and one fish aquarium inside, we have 60+ chickens who free-range outside during the day. Minimum farm duties include daily morning (8-9 am) and early evening (pre-dusk) chores in sun, rain, or snow, so your schedule must be able to accommodate specific chore times. You need outside work clothes, boots, are okay with cleaning chicken poop from roosting areas and using pitchfork to turn/change bedding for longer stays. and don't mind getting a little sweaty or dirty. *Light repair of farm stuff (plastic fencing, feeders, etc) if needed. *Our two cats get homeopathic oral drops with a dropper in the morning 6 days per week (they are used to getting this and will allow you to do once they get used to you). One cat, Clarence, gets an inhaler treatment morning and evening every day. This involves holding a rubber device over his nose and mouth and squirting one spray of medicine and holding while he breathes it in for 10 breaths. Clarence is used to getting this and will allow you to do it no problem once he gets used to and trusts you. *We run a small-scale self-serve organic market from our property year round. Customers can come from 9am until dusk daily. They serve themselves and put money in a kiosk by the garage. You just need to keep the frig stocked with clean eggs (and produce if in season and agreed upon), get the money at the end of each day and keep a simple tally sheet of sales. A bell will ring inside the house when customers pull in (Usually from 0-4 times daily). There is complete privacy for you inside the house and in the back yard and back property. Responsibilities include: CHICKEN CARE * am and pre-dusk chicken care, out in morning/in at dusk * Rooster turn out--this involves picking up our lame rooster and putting him in his outside pen and bringing him in if it rains or inclement weather. Our roosters are friendly to humans, with a young one in training now. * Keeping chicken feeders and waterers full * Cleaning roosts and laying boxes (this involves scraping chicken poop into bag with tool, work clothes, we provide gloves) *Replace chicken house straw monthly (this involves shovel, wheelbarrow, work clothes--only on multi-month stays) * Egg collection--this sometimes involves reaching under chickens (they don't hurt!) and bending/kneeling to reach lower nests * Washing eggs and keeping self serve market fridge stocked with eggs (year round) *Additional market stocking open for discussion
Points of interest:
Fresh Food / Farmers Market
River
Hiking Trails

Location

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