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We are a mature married couple who need help on our farm in the wilds of Godfrey. Our 16 acres currently holds a small market garden, a very young food forest, sugar bush for maple syrup production, and chickens and ducks for eggs and meat. We grow annual vegetables but also have perennial foods (asparagus, rhubarb, fruit trees, berry bushes), and harvest wild foods (mushrooms, berries, nuts, etc).
Help with Eco project
The area is considered the "land o' lakes" so there's many lakes to fish, swim, explore. The K&P trail runs nearby and is great for biking and hiking. We have a canoe and bicycles available to use. We are close to some provincial parks and conservation areas. Our land is secluded and very natural - There is plenty for a nature lover to appreciate within walking distance.
We need some extra hands to help with the outdoor "to do" list, such as extend and maintain the gardens, orchard and flower beds; finish building the barn; clear brush; maintain fences; cut firewood; care for the chickens, ducks, cats, and dogs. There's also room to experiment with farming projects like hugels, terracing, pond building, etc. We are still in the process of building our house so there's deck building, plastering, tiling, to be done as well. No two days are the same, and we'll try to find tasks that you enjoy or want to learn more about.
Double bed in the spare room; the hammock in the nice weather; and lots of camping sites to choose from (we can supply the tent). The spare bathroom will essentially be yours exclusively. We can accommodate one volunteer or one couple.
We take turns cooking, and usually eat dinner together. The rest of the day you're welcome to help yourself to anything in the kitchen (and to clean up after yourself). We mostly eat what we grow, so there's a lot of vegetables and eggs, the occasional chicken, duck, or other local meats. We dry our own herbs, make our own bread, pasta, jams, pickles, soups, sauces, etc.
We are a 45 minute drive to Kingston, and 10 minutes to the nearest little town with a grocery store. There is no public transportation. We do have a vehicle and make weekly trips into Kingston.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week