Jenny and Graham are a non smoking, married, retired couple in our late 60's with our own unit in Christchurch, but love to be out enjoying the countryside and farm animals. Available for house or farm sitting while you are away enjoying your holidays. It costs you nothing, we bring our own food.
We enjoy the outdoors, visiting new places, tramping, biking, hunting, taking dogs for a walk and looking after animals. Jenny loves to potter in the garden.
We are limiting our sitting stays to 12 days unless we can bring our house trained cat who will sleep in her cage in the laundry or similar room with her dirt box. If it is close to Chch we can stay longer, leave her at home and travel back every couple of days to let her out and check her food.
We prefer life style blocks, farms, large or small in the South Island or any houses out of the city and towns. Feeding cats, dogs, hens, pigs, sheep, cattle, horses etc. Taking the dogs for a walk, moving a few farm animals or feeding out. Watering and looking after the gardens etc.
We do have a web site which we are happy to share a link with you. It contains our information, photos from farm sits and references.
We have had experience with most types of animals, Jenny having owned sheep and pig farms when she was younger and operated dog boarding and breeding kennels. We even delivered pups at a recent farm sit. We can handle covering horses, feeding bobby calves, moving and feeding out cattle and some lambing.
Graham having helped on sheep, cattle and deer farms, Haka Valley, View Hill Oxford, Parnassus, Pleasant Valley Geraldine. We have looked after dogs and farm animals on Blue Mountain Station Fairlie, Rainbow Station Marlborough, Coleridge Downs Lake Coleridge and numerous farms and lifestyle blocks.
The benefits, knowing your house is safe, all the animals are fed, looked after and your house is treated as we treat ours. - - - - - - - - - - -
Maureen & Peter Booth16/3/2020 08:36:51 pm Graham and Jenny - House-sitters EXTRAORDINAIRE is the best way to describe the farm sitting service of this exceptional couple! They looked after our property for 3 weeks - we returned home to find the house absolutely sparkling - better than when we left, our animals didn't even know we had gone, our garden and lawns were looked after superbly! The hens were cared for expertly. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Graham and Jenny they are very trustworthy and extremely capable. Thank you both!!!!! .
Wow wonderful people. Great communication leading up to the holiday and updates throughout that our fur babies were safe and happy.
Jen even beavered her way around the grounds pruning. Graham had a accumulated wood at the back door for us to save us getting wet.
Would have them back at a drop of a hat.
Thank you so much Jen and Graham
ANITA & SHANNON (R.D.8 South Island, Jun 2020 - 5 days)
Graham & Jenny were just first class, from the first time they visited and they hit it off with our pets we just knew things would be in safe hands whilst we were away in the UK for our sons wedding.
They didn't hesitate when I asked if they were happy to feed calves and look after the sheep. I got them onto snapchat and they kept us up to date with what was happening whilst we were away, which was quite reassuring to see all was well. They coped with a couple of snow flurries and some early ... MOREGraham & Jenny were just first class, from the first time they visited and they hit it off with our pets we just knew things would be in safe hands whilst we were away in the UK for our sons wedding.
They didn't hesitate when I asked if they were happy to feed calves and look after the sheep. I got them onto snapchat and they kept us up to date with what was happening whilst we were away, which was quite reassuring to see all was well. They coped with a couple of snow flurries and some early lambs.
Great welcome home with the fire roaring, the house clean and tidy, the grass mown and all the animals happy.
I can't recommend Graham and Jenny enough, hope they are available next time I need to go away. Thanks again.
GARY (Staveley South Island, Sep 2019 - 3 weeks)
Excellent property sitters
We would recommend them but we think we should keep them secret so they are not booked up when we need them next haha
CHRISTINE (Loburn South Island, Sep 2019 - 6 days)
AAA+ Meeting Graham & Jenny the night before we went on holiday, we knew we could go away on holiday with no worries. The house was kept very clean, the animals all relaxed and happy when we returned. With 1 very busy border collie, a cat 3 horses & 6 sheep to care for they handled it all very well. Arrived home to a lovely meal waiting for us just finished the holiday perfectly. Wouldn't hesitate to have Graham & Jenny back again. Highly recommend them
MAREE & NEIL (Brighton Dunedin South Island, Aug 2019 - 2 weeks 3 days)
Graham and Jenny were extremely attentive to all our pets ( of which there are many), left our home spotless, and took initiative with any problems they had to solve with the animals. An absolute pleasure to have housesit and we look forward to their return
LEONIE (Fairlie South Island, Jul 2019 - 3 weeks)
Graham and Jenny were the most fantastic house sitters. It was so nice to get updates on my dog each day. They kept our home spotless and animals all happy. Will definitely have them to house sit again
JUDITH AND DOUG (Cheviot South Island, Apr 2019 - 3 days and nights)
Graham and Jenny are awesome! It was our first time getting in complete strangers to look after our home and animals so I was a little hesitant at first, but Graham and Jenny are really lovely and took great care of all our pets. They even did more than they should have as I've noticed that they raked the garden paths and even washed a load of work clothes that I didn't have time to do! I can definitely recommend Graham and Jenny to look after your place as they do a great job and if we ever ... MOREGraham and Jenny are awesome! It was our first time getting in complete strangers to look after our home and animals so I was a little hesitant at first, but Graham and Jenny are really lovely and took great care of all our pets. They even did more than they should have as I've noticed that they raked the garden paths and even washed a load of work clothes that I didn't have time to do! I can definitely recommend Graham and Jenny to look after your place as they do a great job and if we ever get away again I'll certainly be in touch with them. Many thanks.
JENNIE (Oamaru South Island, Apr 2019 - 1 week 1 day)
Wow what can we say!! Graham and Jenny have been so amazing looking after our farm and animals... Even delivered puppies!! Brilliant to deal with and easy going! We felt really comfortable leaving home with them at the helm! Our house was sparkling when we got home. They are 5 star farm sitters... We have booked them again already!!
Can't thank them enough for all they did!
LIZ (Tasman , Jan 2019)
It was such a pleasure having Graham & Jenny house sit for me. I got home & the place looked immaculate and I'm not sure the dogs even missed me because they had such a good time. I would highly recommend this lovely couple and I hope they come and sit for me again.
LIZ (Fairlie South Island, Jan 2019 - 1 week 2 days)
Graham & Jenny have stayed with us twice now and are very reliable. There was a no hassle approach with anything we asked. They understand the runnings of a home and kept it neat as a pin when we returned. Often they would send a text to update us on my dogs, which was really appreciated. (even took a dog to the vet, when it needed attention). We would have no problem recommending them to anyone considering a homesit. Thanks a million Jen & Graham.
CAROLINE (Yaldhurst South Island, Dec 2018 - 1 week 4 days)
There is nothing more secure than having people at home while you're away. Get a house sitter.