Come and help to milk goats and make cheese for our family in isolated New Mexico, USA

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  2022 

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  • Description

    Description

    - If you are seeking a one of a kind learning in living opportunity read below:
    -Come work and live to help co-create an off-grid oasis in the rugged, isolated mountains of New Mexico. We milk our bountiful goats to produce milk, cheese, and yogurt for our own use. We are not selling any product at this time h but wish to be totally self sufficient with what we produce on site.

    - Nancy has been living off-grid on the dairy for 40 years. She has been a professional cheesemaker and was awarded the 2010 Organic Farmer of the Year by New Mexico Organic Commodities Commission. Nancy is in her 70s and enjoys sharing her lifelong knowledge of animals, living sustainably, and the world.

    - Accommodations include rustic, private, wood-burning cabins, step van, or bunkhouse. All food is provided; vegans and vegetarians will be accommodated thoughtfully.

    -There is limited internet and electricity on the dairy. All of the heating is with wood. The electricity is solar-powered.

    - Nancy and her husband Leroi run the dairy. Leroi is a great teacher with tools, locks, sewing, fixing broken infrastructure, and history. He is a loving and enthusiastic wise man.

    -All Workawayers must come with proof of a COVID vaccine. We are looking for folks to come at least a month but longer is ideal.

    - Spend time with the plethora of farm animals: egg laying ducks,free-range goats and their babies, Maremma guard dogs, chickens, and barn cats.

    - Love to hike and explore?! You can walk for hours, north of the Sawtooth Mountains and see no sign of people!

    -We are 2 hours from Pie Town which is our mailing address and 4 hours from Albuquerque where pick up can be arranged.

    -WWOOFers are accepted year-round and expected to help twice daily with chores, as well as cooking, cleaning, wood splitting, and overall care. All WWOOFERS are granted one day off from responsibilities. There is plenty of free time to create, learn, and explore independently or with others.

    - No pets welcomed, children by arrangement.

    -The herd of goats and sheep go on the range in the wild. It is a blast to walk out in the mountains to see them in their natural habitat.

    - NO DRUGS, ALCOHOL, OR TOBACCO.

    - We have an extensive library, cook delicious meals and work on projects like animal slaughtering (if you are comfortable) salve making, cheese making, sewing, and wood splitting.

    -English is spoken.

    -We live very remotely. We use the water from our roofs and water catchments.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    How to find ways to live in balance with the natural world here in the high desert of New Mexico.

  • Help

    Help

    Come help co-create an off-grid oasis in the rugged, isolated wilds of New Mexico. Milk goats, make cheese, help with the run-off gardens, and participate in building fences. Spend time with the plethora of farm animals: egg laying ducks,free-range goats and their babies, Maremma guard dogs, heritage pigs, chickens, and barn cats. Amazing hiking and views; walk for hours and see no sign of people!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Rustic, private accommodations-tiny cabins, Trailer,step van- and all food provided (vegetarians-vegans accommodated) as well as all the goat milk and yogurt you can drink! Home made cheeses daily. We butcher often to have meat.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiking with the goats is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Since we have no fences, the goats wander and eat the vegetation around the area and are protected by our Maremma Livestock Guardian dogs.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week

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