Help me start from scratch a vegetable and herb garden in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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  • Description

    Description

    I am still looking for someone who is willing to help, I have had a few time wasters.

    No Smoking. No alcohol.
    I am looking for help on my small holding this is the place that you know if you are ready for the hardship of starting from scratch.
    With the weather changing the there is plenty of work outside.
    I Have heating in the caravan, and hot water.

    Please if your not coming don't wait to the last moment. I have been disappointed a few times now.
    If you are looking for the extreme total basic this is it. Basic tools, you have been warned, don't expect all brand new electric tools, what it the fun in that. If you like a challenge to test yourself and your capabilities this is it.
    Food :
    Basic supply for your breakfast, lunch, You make your own breakfast and lunch.
    Evening meals provided, except on days off,
    Ground preparing for growing veg. Repairs, tiding up.
    Weather permitting. We still get snow and icy winds.
    Work:
    As the weather dictates what can be achieved outside, this is a fit it in when you can, if only manage 2/3 hrs a day , the better days we make up the short fall, usually start around 9am/10am depends on weather.

    Starting a smallholding. About 2 Acres.
    Aberdeenshire.
    Please don't fly to Aberdeen Airport it is too expensive. Either Inverness or Edinburgh.
    This from scratch, I will be constructing building's from pallets. Pallet fencing ✓ pallet barn✓but needs new roof. New duck enclosures ✓ Have done a lot with previous Workaways thank you.
    Started growing on the veg plot, and some herbs. But need more practice.
    Just me I have a disability which I manage on a daily basis.
    It's not holding me back.
    I have some wild raspberries, and black currants.
    I have quail, 2 timid cats.

    Will eventually have livestock ( piggies).
    Looking to do both a wood store out of tyres. ✓ strawbale store ✓
    Looking to start my own Leather craft business and teaching new skills too you. Make a belt. 2 workaways have successfully made a belt.

    Peaceful and has everything you would need walks, photography , quite life. Or towns, history, markets.
    Hopefully less time spent on the thumb machines. (Technology, Phones, ).
    More time in the real outdoors, wildlife, nature, scenery.
    Meet Friends and history.

    I can collect from nearest train/bus station .
    I Am happy if we get on for you to stay longer.

    I Will only accommodate volunteers in the caravan. As we all need our own space and personal time.
    AT LEAST 2 WEEKS OR CONTACT ME FOR LESS OR MORE.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a farming area different from many regions.
    History of the towns and cities.
    To be self sufficient.
    Providing fresh foods grown in this way for people and animals.
    Teaching you a new skill in leather craft.

  • Help

    Help

    Always Fencing and fencing posts, but I also need to build more sheds for animals , veg plot set up trying the no dig approach on some things. Garden maintenance.
    All from scratch. Loads of hard work.
    A roof to go on an outbuildings for storage. Clear outs. Moving , tidying, building a seating area and wood store. Greenhouse.
    Animal welfare/care.
    You name it has got to be done.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2 bedroom static caravan. Good condition, electric, gas bottle cooker. Free water from local well. Bedding provided.
    Basic Food provided. local shopping I can take you there not a problem.
    No acholol or smokers please.
    Also as we grow veg have your own patch. This applies if you stay longer.
    You cook your own meals most times. Breakfast and lunch.
    I Will have a go at homemade meals.
    BOILER FIXED SO YES hot water. Heating .
    Weekends off no early starts if you are not a morning person that's fine.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I was previously a Workaway.
    Plenty of time to see and do visits of places of interest.
    I have a policy.
    Work hard, and have fun .
    IT'S A RELAXED TAKE YOUR TIME AND GET IT RIGHT ATTITUDE.
    What can't be done today gets done the next day.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week






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