do any of you guys have a helper?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by AHappychick, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    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. [​IMG]
  2. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    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?
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Crowing

    Sep 25, 2007
    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. [​IMG]
  4. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    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.....
  5. digginchicks

    digginchicks Songster

    Jan 15, 2009
    Sullivan, Indiana
    I wont even let my parents help me with my chickens lol so there is no way I can imaging hiring anyone. I do only have 35 chickens though. hhaha
  6. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    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 [​IMG] when they left!!
  7. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    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.
  8. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    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! [​IMG]
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    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.
  10. breconbcs

    breconbcs In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2009
    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. [​IMG]

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