Our cattle ranch is about 30 minutes east of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (population about 460,000)
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About us: it's me (69) and my wife (68), two retired empty nesters needing some help inside and outside on the ranch.
You would be cooking dinner, housekeeping, assisting inside, helping to water and feed the cattle, some ranch work, and just being helpful, in exchange, we can provide a furnished private room, meals included, and your bathroom is across the hall from your bedroom. We have wi-fi and central air.
You could attend livestock auctions with us, if you wanted to, and learn all about the cattle business.
Possible profit sharing opportunity on new cows we buy, when we bring them to market.
No rent, small cash gift stipend given to you. If we all agree, we will fly or bus you here.
Once you establish a routine with us, after the first month, if you choose to, you should be able to look for part time work in town, around helping us, and we will drive you to and from work, if you do not have a vehicle.
Last year we sent 20 head of cattle to market. We try to keep between 15 and 20 head of cattle a year on the ranch. We buy calves at approximately 250 lbs and water and feed them to sell at just under 1000 lbs. We currently have 6 cows.
When you fill their water tanks (with a garden hose) and feed the cattle grain, (using a plastic car wash bucket, with about 20 lbs grain in it), you are on one side of the fence and the cows are always on the other side of the fence.
We can generally run our ranch, by not having to pick up more than 20 lbs (a carwash bucket of grain) exceptions are a new fence post approx 35 lbs or new salt/mineral licks, (50 lbs) the store loads them into our truck, you would need to push them off the back of the truck tailgate, back at the ranch.
There are no recreational drugs here or allowed, its a deal breaker for us.
On our property, no pets, or boyfriends, one person only, (you). Off our property, it’s your business.
If you are interested, please tell us about yourself, your cooking and cleaning experience, your age, your full name (first, middle and last name) also what kinds of work you have done in the past, and please send a current picture. There are many types of different work experiences that would make this an easy transition.