Help Bring An Old Farm Back To Life in the Champlain Valley, NY, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Dan and Kimmy, the owners of an old dairy farm that we are bringing back to life in the Champlain Valley.

    Our main goals of the farm are to build a wood-fired bread oven, a grass-fed dairy, a space to brew farmhouse ales in and a farm store to sell our wares in.

    Want to help us out? We'd love to have you be a part of our journey into sustainable farming!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Help

    Help

    Since we are starting this farm from scratch, we are looking for volunteers who want to help us get off to a great start in our three operations of artisan bread, dairy / cheese and craft beer.

    Right now the focus is on renovations and resuscitating the old farm to new life.

    We also need idea people and infrastructure aficionados who see the big picture and want to lend their help and creativity to the our operations regardless of farm experience.

    Please let us know how long you wish to stay when you contact us through WorkAway so we can make a plan.

    Our short-term projects for this year:
    - building a masonry bread oven
    - getting new gutters up the barn
    - patching the roof on the pole barn
    - insulating the farm store
    - building renovations
    - building a chicken coop and chicken tractors

    Long-term projects include:
    - renovating the milking parlor
    - setting up a nano-brewery

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn all about starting a diversified, organic small farm from scratch. Learn about entrepreneurship and marketing in order to start your own business and better understand the value of turning your passion into a product or service. Plus practice English, teach me your language and get to explore all that the Adirondack Coast has to offer in hiking, biking, canoeing and fishing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, un poco de Español, un peu de Français, og lit Norsk

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a camper and camping is available. Outdoor hot water shower and composting toilets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workawayers are encouraged to explore the Champlain Valley during their stay at the farm. There is a lot to do in the immediate area and we have plenty of info on hand to help you enjoy your time with us.

    For example, take a visit to Ausable Chasm and explore the towns both North and South of us along Lake Champlain. Also you can make a short trip via car or ferry to Burlington, Vermont.

    A 30 minute drive West takes you into the Keene for hiking in the High Peaks. 15 minutes more takes you into Lake Placid which is full of cool restaurants and shops on a vibrant main street.

    10 minutes further West brings you to Saranac Lake that is full of lakes and rivers if you like canoeing, kayaking and fishing. If you enjoy the outdoors, there are lots of fun place to explore.

    Basically our area in the Adirondacks offers something for everyone that is not too far away to enjoy in a day trip or an extended stay.

    Having a car is good but if you don't we can make arrangements to drop you off and pick you up using some of the bus routes available.

    We are only a short drive from the Amtrak train station in Westport, NY.

    Again, please let us know how long you wish to stay when you contact us through WorkAway.

    Thanks!

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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