Skills & Abilities
As well as looking after pets, we’ve accumulated a wide range of skills and abilities. Some of these have been gained through owning our own properties, professional careers and house sitting.
- general DIY
- gardening and landscape maintenance
- tool and chain saw usage
- land mitigation
- pool maintenance
- boat handling
- riding lawn mower
- power trimmer
Lawn & Garden
We have been homeowners for many years and renovated our last home of 18 years in the Colorado mountains. During this period, we managed our 7-acre (2.8 hectares) forested property for wood and fire mitigation, maintained well and septic systems, and created flower and vegetable gardens.
John is an avid gardener and has extensive experience in this area. During one of our sits we maintained a two-acre (.8 hectares) garden which required frequent mowing, weeding, planting of flower beds, and removal of a large overgrown bramble bush.
Susan managed the upkeep of pools during our sits and at rental properties. She is also quite happy helping with painting or decorating projects if the owner might need an extra set of hands to finish projects.
We also have experience maintaining a small olive grove during a stay which required us to harvest and deliver product to the local producer.
Using our analytical and problem-solving skills along with basic common sense — we can tackle just about anything. Our maturity and experience has never let us down.