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My property is located near the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range. I am situated 2600 meters/8500 ft above sea level. I have been transforming my property from a regular residence into a sustainable ranch. I traveled to many parts of the world and I found it very interesting that the quality of food in the USA is subpar and lacking health. I feel responsible for my food and it is up to us to source our food from a garden. I prefer non-GMO foods and mountain water. The farm has almost 80 acres with most of it being a hill. I have goats, horses, chickens and wonderful pets that are considered family. The farm requires skills and a positive attitude. Ideally, I would like to host someone who has been on a farm through its' humble stages and has the skills to assist.
I just got a tractor so many heavy lifting tasks have been remedied. Ideally, the farm will
produce gmo-free sprouted barley to all of our livestock.
I was also a workawayer and had many good experiences traveling so I hope to be a good host to you on your journey.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will be learning about what it's like to live and be on a horse/goat ranch. If you are into peace and quiet then you will appreciate my ranch. I will teach you equine basics. We will also be doing homesteading projects. There are many types of plants and wildlife in the area for you to explore.
Please let me know what your abilities and limitations are. If you are interested, I am happy to teach you about what it's like to manage a small homestead. I like to help out and work alongside workawayers when I can, however, It would be ideal that you are a person that doesn't require hand-holding.
You can expect to wake relatively early and do the following: feed grain, hay, and ensure water is available. You will learn how to milk a goat by hand and machine. Other tasks include greenhouse chores and ranching activities like repairing an electric fence if it was disturbed. You can expect to help 1 hour in the morning and evening and 3 hours in the day.
Depending on the time of year we will have to harvest our own firewood for the winter and process it for use.
This summer I would like to finish the construction of the greenhouse and the surrounding garden. I will teach you about how I use biochar to build an otherwise worthless soil.
With the warm season here, I ride horses more frequently. We may also go fishing if you would like. I really enjoy good food and I make it a strong effort to make sure my guest are happy with the meals.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Private room with a queen-size bed and linens provided. An individual or a couple is ok.
Wi-Fi, meals provided and open kitchen, laundry and national forest access.
Horse trails, ATV trails, fishing, hiking. Locally there is a small town nearby that has some spectacular views. The Great Sand Dunes are 2 and a half hours away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have no hook-ups.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
5 hours a day
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