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Ranch hand/caretaker needed on small scale homestead in beautiful Northeastern Arizona.

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All around ranch help/caretaker position available on small-scale ranch in Northeast Arizona.  This is a seven day per week position, with varied hours, usually 25-30+ hours per week.  Begin ASAP with at least one month commitment.  Seasonal work with option to extend.

General duties include:
- feeding/watering livestock (6 AM and 4 PM)
- managing pasture rotation
- fence installation and maintenance
- assessment of livestock health, breeding plans and assist during birth
- construction of pens, shade structures, and greenhouse
- assistance with planning, organizing and implementing daily activities of ranch

General qualifications:
- experience with sheep, goats, livestock guardian dogs, chickens, turkeys, rabbits and horses helpful (listed in order of importance)
- Must be able to lift/push/pull heavy objects without physical limitations
- Driver’s license
- Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions including snow, rain, extreme cold and heat
- Will consider single or couple
- Prefer no pets, although we can accommodate horses.  Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs because of active dog boarding facility on the property.
- Absolutely no smoking of any kind due to fire danger
- No drug use.  Limited use of alcohol.
- Access to your own tools (basic tools such as drills, saws, etc.)

What is provided:
- 2018 35’ Fifth wheel for living accommodations
- water provided (you haul from our well)
- compost toilet
- solar power provided
- propane NOT provided
- Located in Concho, Arizona at 6800’ elevation with nearest stores in the town of Show Low, approximately 15 miles away with all paved and maintained roads except for last 1/4 mile
- Excellent cellular coverage with option of ranch phone provided
- salary negotiable
- weekly shared meal/ranch meeting

Please respond with general introduction and salary requirements.
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  Hey there,

I’m James -a Catholic-and interested in seasonal work opportunities. I’m familiar with various task that are required for your job opening. I’ve worked on a Alpaca Ranch in Montana for several months as a Ranch-Hand. I’ve helped with general maintenance that includes installing horse-stalls, gates, irrigation, and more. I also have participated with some animal husbandry during an internship I did near Whitehall MT that involved chickens, goats, Icelandic sheep, duck harvesting. I’ve worked at Yellowstone Game Processor as a meat-cutter and have basic experience processing animals. I also have more relevant experience to share as necessary.

I’m currently doing online college work under the subject of Ethnobotany. I’m a practitioner of wilderness living skills/ Primitive skills such as Hide-tanning, felting and more.

At this time, I would request $18 a hour. That’s what I was payed at the Alpaca Ranch. I also may be interested to bring in a lady at some point.

If you want to talk more my number is +14063109764.

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