We are a small family farm. We have chickens, pigs, goats and gardens. We are situated in a beautiful small valley in Northern California, Mendocino County.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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You could learn a lot about basic small farm practices. We raise most of our food here, and make a point of preparing things ourselves. There are generally 4 or 5 of us in the main house and our daughter and son in law in the small house. We have all lived in other countries and welcome opportunities to interact with interesting people.
We are retired school teachers in our 70ties, and could use help maintaining our 5-acre property and animals.
In September and October there are fruits and vegetables to care for, harvest and cook, can, freeze or sell. We have a flock of about 125 laying hens, you would be helping with their daily care, collecting, cleaning, and boxing eggs. Also there are tasks to clean, trim and remove weeds (blackberries) on the property, feed pigs, goats, sheep, and generally help out.
We use organic practices and sell eggs and produce at the local farmers market.
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Small bedroom with bathroom access and own entrance. Good hearty food.
Potter Valley is 15 minutes from Ukiah, CA and 2 hours north of San Francisco. There is no local public transportation in Potter Valley. Ukiah, 20 minutes away has public transit nort and south.
We are in a beautiful rural setting and close to many camping and hiking places. .
We will be ready to accommodate work away folks after 1 September 2016.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We are rural and the internet here is basic. I’m not sure it would suffice for someone who needed very fast internet, but otherwise, yes.
Camper-van types... not space for motor home
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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