do any of you guys have a helper?

AHappychick

Wanna-be Farmer
11 Years
Dec 16, 2008
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Last night I got really sick. Could not stop throwing up aand it lasted until about 2pm today. I am feeling better but am now overwhelmed with stuff to do. Every hour of my day is taken with the caring of my ds and chooks and such so when I loose 12 hours or more it makes it hard to catch up. This spring and summer it will only get worse with all the gardening I do as well. I am wondering if I should put an add in the grocery store saying I am looking for a teenage helper. Has anyone done this?

And before you say well if you were not on BYC so much you would have more time lol I am not on as much as it appears I am just always logged on so that every few hours I can spend a few minutes checking in and getting my "fix" My comp takes forever to start up so I just leave it open onto BYC for my personal moments.
 

maplesky7

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
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N. IL.
No...but I have thought about it.


The store fliers are a good idea with those rip off tabs at the bottom with your number.

I also thought about inquiring at the local highschool--sending out something in their fliers for summer work? Or making an announcement in ag. or home ec kind of class?
 

Wynette

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Sep 25, 2007
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Someone once mentioned to me to check in with the local 4-H; there are (supposedly - I've never done it) lots of kids that are often used to farm-type chores that are looking to make a few bucks.
 

slyfoxpeeps

Songster
12 Years
Oct 11, 2007
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Lewisburg, WV
My almost 18 yr old daughter warn her boyfriends that if they come to our house I will put them to work. I have her present boyfriend liking the chickens and gathering eggs, so while he is out there he does the watering too. I still haven't gotten him to clean the coop yet though.....
sly
 

toletiquesbysam

Songster
11 Years
Sep 19, 2008
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Nebraska
We've used some of the neighbor boys up the road from us. They were more than happy to help us out vs doing their regular chores at home. Their father didn't want them to take money from us either but we still paid them, they were all
when they left!!
 

AussieSharon

Songster
12 Years
Dec 18, 2007
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Virginia
Hope you are feeling better. My son started Kinder this year so it's easier for me but boy when I was sick and had him at home it was impossible to get things done. Luckily I have a teenage son who would take care of it all when he got home from school.

Like others have said 4H or the High School Ag class is a great way to find a helper. Also if your local library has a free notice board you can place an ad there. With times as tough as they are I am sure you'd find an adult or older person who would be willing to help.

I've had a couple of eldery people actually stop at my home and ask if I needed help because they desperately needed some kind of job to make a few extra $ a week. I felt so sad that I couldn't help them but did send them off with some free eggs.
 

agnes_day

Songster
11 Years
Aug 29, 2008
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oklahoma
my kids feed and water everyone before they go to school, and i clean out the pens and cages on the weekend. at night, my husband likes to put everyone to bed!
 

DuckLady

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13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
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I am sorry you are sick! That is the worst to not be able to hide under a rock until you feel better.

I would love to hire a helper.
My husband had a ski student panic and plow into him a couple weeks ago, fracturing his wrist, injuring his knee and hip. He can't use his right hand and has trouble walking.
I am helping him bathe, dress and walk as well as taking him to endless doc appointments.
All the everything falls to me right now.
On top of that, we are set to move to a new house in another state in about 3 weeks. DH's family came last weekend and spent a day helping me pack, but I still have our acre to tidy up and the house to finish packing and cleaning to get ready for renters as well as animal care.

I'm tired.
 

breconbcs

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 4, 2009
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Ontario, Canada
I've actually started thinking about this myself...sort of. But from the other side. I can't have the animals here so I've been thinking about doing farm sitting but I have yet to find anyone in the area that does it to talk to, lots of pet sitters but no farm sitters. I'm just wondering how needed it would be.

I'd love to work with/for others on their places to give them a hand, I mean working with the sheep raisers has been a great learning experience but they are all downsizing and really don't need us. Most have us come out for the company and to see the dogs there's not much work required.
 

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