Sitters hard to locate as farmers seek holiday time

Sitters hard to locate as farmers seek holiday time

Some farmers vacation that is taking taken fully to calling farm sitters to l k over their house.

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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

It’s hard enough to find anyone to feed the dog while you’re on vacation.

But what if you’ve got 100 cows or perhaps a slew of goats, birds and pigs?

That’s where farm sitting, or doing a farmer’s daily chores, comes into play — plus it’s not easy to get qualified, dependable assistance today.

It’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.

It’s for a day or a night,” Mike said“If you do find somebody. Read More