Ranch Caretaker Couple Wanted Year-Round - Between Reserve and Datil, NM

Ranch Caretaker Couple Wanted Year-Round - Between Reserve and Datil, NM

Posted: 6/14/2018 - 11:30 am

What we need: Prefer a couple with a stable income to live on our property and perform minor ranch duties and chores (usually less than an hour a day) year round on our ranch.

Work would include keeping an eye on our house and cattle.

Maintaining your residence.

Making sure the cattle have water (break up the ice in the trough in winter).

What we offer: Free rent(older 3 br 2 ba 16x80 mobile home)in exchange for your work. Well water is provided. You will pay other utilities. This is a long term position for the right candidate. We are a very small operation and cannot afford to pay a salary.

Our ranch (1250 acres)(7000' elevation) is located near Old Horse Springs, New Mexico (between Datil, NM and Reserve, NM). It is remote and the nearest Wal-Mart is 100 miles away.

The ranch borders the Gila National Forest along the northwest fenceline and wildlife is abundant, including elk and deer. The Ranch Owner will provide a Ranch Bunkhouse (a three bedroom mobile home with refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher, wood burning stove, and well water). Personal pets(s) are allowed outdoors only. Personal horse(s) are allowed.

A Federal 1099-MISC form (Miscellaneous Income) will be issued annually to the Ranch Caretaker for Nonemployee compensation at $300 per month. Ranch Caretaker Will Provide: The Ranch Caretaker will provide their own electric, phone, propane, firewood, groceries, transportation/fuel to haul personal garbage to Solid Waste Center (40 miles away) and pay appropriate Solid Waste Fees, transportation/fuel to check cattle and fence lines, and feed for all personal pet(s) and/or horse(s).

Nearest Towns for Services: * Shopping/Fuel/Employment: Socorro, NM (100 miles east) * Shopping/Fuel/Employment: Springerville, AZ (100 miles west) * K-12 School: Reserve, NM and school bus will pick up 8 miles from ranch (school is 40 miles west of ranch). Ranch hand employment may be available at nearby ranches located in Catron County.

Background Check: Ranch Caretaker must pass a background check (driver’s license(s) and social security number(s) required

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