Help us in our permaculture inspired 38-acre farm and ranch located near Dallas, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    Our place is a permaculture inspired 38-acre farm and ranch located about an hour southeast of Dallas. The property has a beautiful 6-acre lake to be enjoyed by everyone. We strive for sustainability in closing loops to reduce our overall waste. We have a market garden, fruit tree orchard, and a flock of dorper sheep that have been lambing and are rotationally grazed. We recently added a milking cow and calves. We are very young farm so there’s no shortage of need for helping hands as we work the land. And if you have other experiences or ideas, we love to hear about them too!
    Currently on the farm, most of our efforts involve tending to the animals and preparing the market garden. It’s likely at least part of our working days will be spent in the garden planting and nurturing vegetables. Recently our projects included converting an old barn to a large chicken coop. We also have an orchard of 60 young pear and peach trees that we tend to. We're looking to start a mushroom cultivation project in the near future. Finally if you have suggestions or ideas for different types of vegetables to plant or projects you’d like to be involved in we welcome your ideas!
    We are flexible on length of stay typically workawayers will stay one to two weeks. We are open to workawayers interested in staying longer.
    Our expectation is that workawayers will be respectful of the host, each other and the farm. Accommodations include a bunk room with two twin beds and private bath. We are also open to camping. Transportation can be provided from the Dallas area. Specific pickup details can be discussed with us. As always you can also drive yourself. We speak English and are open to pets on an approval basis. If you have children please reach out to discuss more details.
    Our goal for the farm is to one day be completely self-sufficient. In the meantime our hope is to have a diverse abundance of organically grown produce available from the garden for us to eat. We can accommodate pretty much all types of diets supplementing farm produce with grocery. Please bring any dietary preferences to our attention.
    We look forward to workawayers interested in sustainable, organic farming while sharing in a fun collective experience!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    Help will include tending to our market garden, livestock and general chores around the farm.
    We also share in the tasks around the collective area kitchen cooking cleaning Etc.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers will learn about raising a market garden rotational grazing of sheep and other general homesteading and sustainable practices. We also welcome workawayers to bring their ideas and work on projects they are interested in.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Loft in house, bunk room with two twin beds and private bathroom, we are also open to camping

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 521292496536