My husband and I live on a 19.5 acre homestead. We dont sell anything to the public it is a hobby farm. We raise a couple of cows, pasture pigs, chickens and have a few rabbits, dogs and cats. We are working of fixing up our farm and cleaning it up it was neglected for years before we bought it. Would like to become self sustaining as in not having to be reliant on the grocery store and off grid eventually but that is years away yet.
We try and grow everything organic. Looking at doing fodder to feed the animals, Have 2 large gardens and looking to expand them. Would welcome any general help with maintenance, gardening, food preservation. We are starting the process to convert a grainery to a small cabin for when friends visit and would like to build a green house. I enjoy home cooking from scratch, gardening, watching the wildlife, we butcher all our animals ourselves. We both have off the farm jobs and have fallen behind the with all the projects. We have an extra bedroom and will provide meals.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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We can teach animal care, natural and organic gardening, butchering, home cooking, skill building for diy projects and maintenance. We get creative building things such as chicken tractors, we plan on turning a grain bin into a gazebo hopefully this summer. If you have talents I would love to learn and exchange our abilities.
Would welcome help with general maintenance, gardening, animal care, cleaning the farm up, cutting wood, planting new trees, basically if you are handy and willing to learn we are willing to teach. Would like self motivated and hard working. Some jobs are not fun but need to be done example cleaning the chicken coop but the chickens sure appreciate it. If you have questions please ask.
This host offers a language exchange
Would like to learn Spanish.
We have an extra bedroom full size bed, bathroom, Washer and dryer in the basement or cloths line if you choose. Welcome to the food we have and will provide a made meal for supper and dinner on days I do not work. Have most things on hand to make things from scratch. Plenty of eggs, meat, produce and veggies. Absolutely no smoking in the house. Can smoke outside if you choose. We do prefer a nice quiet lifestyle with the peace of nature around.
You are welcome to hike the property anytime, their are lots of hills, trees and a creek. A lot of wildlife to be seen, Their is a state park about 15 miles away. Closest town is 5 miles away. We have many small lakes around for fishing and swimming. We have kayaks that can be used, Bikes to ride.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have high speed internet.
We have plenty of room to park most size vehicles.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week or less