Help with a renovating project on our goat farm in beautiful Gers, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi everyone!

    We are Morgana and Damien, 34 and 38 years old.
    We have moved into this goatfarm, south of the Gers, in the beginning of 2021. The farm is surrounded by nature, facing the Pyrenees mountains. It is 10 hectares of meadow and woods for the goats.

    We have 35 goats that we milk once a day in the morning. We us the milk to make cheese that we sell on local markets. As everything is new, things are still moving and we are learning step by step.
    We have 2 dogs and many cats on the farm, so you must love animals!
    And hopefully we'll have some chicken soon!

    There is a lot of things to be done in here: setting a vegetable garden up (almost done now!!), building a chickenhouse, giving the house a deck, building an outside shower or dry toilet, enlarge the goatshed and building a new milking dock, chop wood for the fireplaces, reparing fences, as well as taking care around the farm and garden: all the property needs love!! Of course any help in all the milking/making cheese/selling/feeding goats thing will also be appreciated!
    Also any skill on cooking dinner will be very welcome ;)

    The milking season is from march to october. During the "breack period", we have more time to take care of the goats, build fences, make some renovations in the house, and some building work on the farm! Help appreciated !!!

    The living conditions are quiet simple as everything needs to be done, but it's a happy little life :)

    We will be happy to have people at our place, to share experiences and good moments. So looking forward to meeting you!

    One more thing though, my partner Damien doesn't speack much English, so you will have to have minimum of French - so that everybody can improve his/her langage skills!! Thanks!

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    Salut tout le monde !

    Nous c'est Morgane, 34 ans, et Damien, 38 ans. Nous avons emménager sur cette ferme, située au sud du Gers, début 2021. Il s'agit d'un élevage de chèvres, situé en pleine nature, face aux Pyrénées, avec 10 hectares de prairies et de bois pour faire pâturer les chèvres.

    Nous avons 35 chèvres que nous trayons une fois par jour le matin. Nous faisons du fromage, vendu sur les marchés locaux. Comme tout est nouveau, les choses bougent encore et rien n'est vraiment calé.
    Nous avons 2 chiens sur la ferme, et tout un tas de chats. Mieux vaut aimer les animaux! Et nous espérons pouvoir prendre des poules bientôt.

    Beaucoup de projets pour rénover cette vieille propriété et relancer l'élevage : agrandir la chèvrerie et construire un nouveau quai de traite, couper du bois pour l'hiver, réparer les clôtures, créer un potager, construire un poulailler, construire une terrasse , créer une douche extérieure et des toilettes sèches, et pourquoi pas pimenter le tout d'un peu de décoration autour de la ferme et dans le jardin … Toute la propriété a besoin d'amour !!
    Evidemment, tout coup de main sur la partie traite/transfo/vente/chèvres est aussi la bienvenue !
    D'autre part, toute initiative en cuisine sera appréciée ;)

    La saison du lait s'étend de mars à octobre. Les mois d'hiver sont plus consacrés à prendre soin du troupeau, faire des clôtures, rénover la maison, faire des constructions pour la ferme ... On aura bien besoin d'aide pour tout ça!

    Les conditions de vie sont assez simples, car tout doit être fait. Mais la vie est belle dans ce petit coin de campagne :)

    Nous avons hâte de partager notre expérience en accueillant sur la ferme, créer des bons moments, alors au plaisir de vous rencontrer !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will be happy to share our experiences on organic goat breeding and about life in nature
    You can learn a bit of French if you'd like

    Nous serons heureux de partager notre toute jeune expérience sur l'élevage de chèvres, le bio, la vie à la campagne etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We'll need a good hand on construction projects around the goatshed, cheesery and house
    Also any help with the goats on the farm: getting them to the field (maye repare the fence before ;) ), milking, feeding the kids etc.
    Any skill can be usefull and you will sure find a thing you would like to work on.

    Nous aurons besoin d'aide sur tous types de projets de construction autour de la chèvrerie, de la fromagerie et de la maison.
    Toute aide sera également la bienvenue pour s'occuper des chèvres, les mener au pré (réparer les clôtures avant peut-être!), traire, nourrir les petits etc.
    Toute compétence peut être utile, et chacun/e devrait pouvoir trouver un projet sur lequel il/elle aimerait travailler.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Happy to teach French and learn more English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a small wooden cabin in front of the house, with a double matress, and a small caravan.
    The shower is situated in our bedroom (our future living-room), but it's nicely warm!

    Il y a une petite cabane en bois devant la maison dans laquelle vous pourrez dormir (matelas double), et une petite caravane.
    La douche se situe pour le moment dans notre chambre (le futur salon), mais elle est bien chaude !

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in a beautiful area, with the Pyrenees nearby. Visit local markets, lakes, countryside around.

    Nous sommes situés dans une très belle région, face aux Pyrénées. Visitez les marchés locaux, les lacs, la campagne gersoise.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Normal wifi connection, available in the kitchen

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Very happy to host people travelling with their own vehicle. Only normal cars tho! No place for big vehicules

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets need to be very ok with cats and other animals. Watch out, our old male dog is not fixed.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5days/week

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