Some farmers vacation that is taking taken fully to calling farm sitters to l k over their house.
Dee Dee Golberg brushes away some mud through the coat on a year-old mustang that rolled around within the dirt. (Photo Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Purchase Picture
ItвЂ™s hard enough to find anyone to feed the dog while youвЂ™re on vacation.
But what if you’ve got 100 cows or perhaps a slew of goats, birds and pigs?
ThatвЂ™s where farm sitting, or doing a farmerвЂ™s daily chores, comes into play вЂ” plus itвЂ™s not easy to get qualified, dependable assistance today.
ItвЂ™s nearly impossible, said Mike Hellenbrand who owns City Slickers farm near Cross Plains.
He and their wife, Linda, raise several hundred dairy calves, with some of those attempting to sell for 1000s of dollars due to their genetics that are prized.
The Hellenbrands would demand a high level of trust in someone before letting them run the farm for even a few days with their livestock and livelih d at stake.
ItвЂ™s for a day or a night,вЂќ Mike saidвЂњIf you do find somebody.
He and Linda just take separate trips through the farm making sure that one of them is obviously house. ThatвЂ™s quite a vary from their earlier lives if they lived in nyc, on the fl r that is 17th of Manhattan high-rise, and were married in Central Park.
Now theyвЂ™re residing their imagine being farmers, even with a few downsides.