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We're looking for an open-minded, friendly, hardy all rounder who enjoys all weathers. If you are a non-smoker, versatile and have a cheerful personality you can come learn about growing, maintaining the animal housing, cooking for the group, chopping wood, and all self-sufficiency tasks.Learn more
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2 Learning about sustainability
2 Get in touch with nature
Unfortunately I had to leave after 3 nights. Echo was lovely, and I enjoyed the farm work, but the living conditions weren't very good at the time of my stay. The hut I was given to sleep in was mouldy, as well as some of the bedding. The hot water wasn't working well and the kitchen sink was having problems so I had to wash our dishes in the sink. There were also concerns about a rat infestation. I think if these problems were fixed the farm would have been a nice stay.
2 months ago
My stay at Kennels Cottage was truly a treat! Mary is a great host, who treats you like one of her own children! Very loving, comforting and always with a great story in her backhand at lunchtime! I enjoyed my stay very much, learned a lot about nature, organic growing, working with animals and to get in touch with the beauty of scotland! The work can get demanding and a little bit muddy, but that's what working on a farm is all about, isn't it? 😊
I can recommend her farm without hesitation and would love for you guys to experience, what I was able to experience!
6 months ago
Kennels Cottage is a wonderful experience. I was there just over a month, tending goats, gardening with Echo, and feeding the cats and ducks in the evenings. Altogether the work is varied and interesting and deeply rewarding. Echo has a great deal of experience in life and farming to impart to her volunteers, and throughout my stay she was gracious and accommodating. It is a model farm of its kind, despite the pandemic and its challenges, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. My warmest regards to you both, Echo and Albert. Thank you again!
11 months ago
Thierry proved to be a great volunteer: generous with his time, thoughtful towards others and kind to the animals. He came warmly recommended by a previous host and we were not disappointed. He carefully and honourably carried out all his promised tasks and then, several times a week as an extra, enthusiastically joined in the work other people were doing with me, adding strength, hard graft and interest which added to everyone's enjoyment. I could trust him with the animals requirements and to keep to the times he said.Everyone here liked him and we would welcome him back here any time.
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