I'm posting this ad on my local craigslist. I'm entirely serious about this, so if you know someone who's local to Everett and would be interested, encourage them to apply.
Farm Help wanted
We're looking for 2 part-time farm hands to work on a small, diversified farm near Everett. We raise animals for food; if you're a vegetarian you probably won't work out.
You'll be working with gentle pigs and aggressive weeds. You will learn that goats will instantly detect any hole in a fence. You will wear rubber boots most of the time, and at times the mud will be deeper than that.
You will take Pig Sex 101, 102 and 105, which is particularly good for parents who are not sure how to explain the facts of life to their young children. You'll handle and treat baby animals. You'll have to kill them sometimes. You'll watch them die sometimes. You'll eat some of your mistakes, you'll bury others.
You'll learn to manage your time and work efficiently to get the most done in the least amount of time possible. You'll be operating heavy equipment (trucks, tractors, backhoes) and working with temporary workers who probably speak spanish during parts of the year when we need extra help (haying in June/July, thanksgiving). Some of the animals will appreciate your work. Some will bite you. You must treat them all gently. Swearing is ok. You will have a variety of work experiences during the course of the day and week. You will be working around bees from time to time.
You'll need to have a clean driving record and a current drivers license. You need to know how to use hand tools (saws, drills, hammers, jacks) and basic carpentry skills. You need to be able to lift 60lbs and be in pretty good physical shape. Ideally you have an interest or experience in farming and particularly in animal husbandry. There are NO horses on this farm. Helpful if you speak spanish.
Pay is low, but you'll eat well, and it's steady. We do offer health insurance if you or your family needs it. We can not pay you under the table; sorry.
We're a small farm that raises animals for food very close to Everett, Washington. Most of what we sell is pigs, but we sell a small quantity of beef, lamb, chicken and turkey. You can see our blog at ebeyfarm.blogspot.com
3 days ago