Little Luckiamute Riverside Home
Jeff is a retired Crane Operator and Janet is an retired Registered Nurse. We are wanting to travel during our retirement. We both love gardening. We have a fenced in garden with raised beds and an orchard with 16 fruit trees. It's always fun to cook with fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. We have always had pets and always will. Even when we are unable to take them with us on trips, we want them to be able to stay at their home and not be stuck in a kennel.
This is a non smoking home, however smoking can occur outside.
Our Home & Location
Our home is situated on the Little Luckiamute River in Falls City. It is a small town of about 900. We have a quarter mile of riverfront that includes walking trails. The house is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath with a large back covered deck where you can sit and listen to the river flow past. We are a 45 minute drive to the coast (Lincoln City) or 2 hour drive to the Cascade mountains. Portland is 80 miles north.
Falls City is located on the east side of the Coastal Range. We are 10 miles to the nearest grocery stores. Salem and Corvallis are 25+ miles away. They both have fantastic Farmer's Markets. There is a local bakery that is open only on Friday and Saturdays. They serve wood fired pizzas that are renowned in the surrounding communities.
Responsibilities & Pets
We would like someone that will do light housekeeping along with sitting the pets. We have wild bird feeders that need filling as well as hummingbird feeders. Light gardening would be appreciated and plant watering. We will arrange to have the yard mowed whilst we are gone if required. Stub is very energetic and loves his balls, even though he still won't release the ball. He is also a chicken killer, so the chickens stay in their run at all times. Jazz is pretty easy, he likes to be petted ALOT. He is our escape artist, so if he is outside he needs to wear the "collar of shame". If you are with him outside he can do without.. Dogs get fed twice a day. Chickens just need feeders filled and check on water (automatic watered).
We would like a sitter to arrive a day before we leave so we can go over all the details, where to find everything,etc....
This sit in August will just be the chickens as we are taking the dogs camping with us. + More info