My name is Chris Youngmark and I am The Farm Sitter®. Along with my family we host a fun bunch of animals on our small hobby farm. Occasionally we need a hand with chores, someone for the weekend, or a family vacation. When your pets have hooves or feathers, or they live in a barn or a coop, finding a caretaker can be difficult.
In 2018, I took the opportunity from a career change to start farm sitting as a side gig: something that for me was fun, unique, flexible for our family, and it helped people out in a new way. So the experiment started with local friends who made referrals to new farms and thus new friends. And positive trend was growing until March of 2020.
The Farm Sitter® took a big hit from the pandemic, when our customers stopped traveling and started working from home. But that wasn't time to quit, it was time to pivot. I went "back to school" and became a more capable entrepreneur, and after a year and a half, had built a stronger network, and took the necessary steps of replacing myself with capable and willing farm sitters who could provide local options in more areas. The Farm Sitter® is expanding every day with requests for pet care and to become a farm sitter. We are meeting the demand with efforts to develop a practical and useful technology and curate an expansive network of capable farm sitters, readily available to serve a community near you.
Yours are too.
Quality: A farm sitter is a professional, who will care for and protect your pets and property while you are away.
Reliability: A farm sitter commits to a schedule and communicates in real time.
Consistency: A local farm sitter is a familiar friend for your pets and their routines, and someone you can turn to time after time when life takes you away from the farm.
A trusted farm sitter can be a long term partner and an investment into your flexibility and peace of mind not often afforded to rural and farm families with pets. The work is not for everyone and shouldn't be trusted to just anyone. At The Farm Sitter, we are proud to share our name with the women and men who bring big hearts, watchful eyes, and genuine enthusiasm to the opportunity to work with your pets.
At The Farm Sitter®, we're all about keeping the stables stable and the fur-babies happy!
If you're a farm owner or a passionate animal lover, our emails are like a breath of fresh country air, filled with updates and opportunities that you won't want to miss.