Milk goats, make cheese, help with gardening and building in isolated New Mexico, USA


United States


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    We are an off the grid free range goat dairy in isolated New Mexico. The dairy has been on this plot of land for 38 years! Apricot trees planted from seed 30 years ago just fruited! Globle warming at work!!
    We are a 2 hours drive from Pie Town (the closest town to us!) and 4 hours from Albuquerque where pick up can be arranged. Helpers accepted year round; stay at least 3 months , year long help preferred. We milk our grain free goats and make cheese! English spoken, no dogs or cats, children by arrangement. We have animals so they must be taken care of daily and our days can be long. We try to get a one day a week off, more if we have a big enough work force. We live where we have real winter. No drugs or alcohol or tobacco. We have limited wi-fi, only Verizon cell phone service at the dairy on line. We are living with no neighbors and no fences.
    Due to Covid-19 we ask for volunteers to be tested (free and accessible in New Mexico. We are still a dairy but can no longer sell at shows ( Wine and Specialty craft shows) now our push is to be totally self contained! We are growing more in our gardens! Making cheese for house use daily!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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


    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


    Rustic, private accommodations-tiny cabins, Trailer,step van- and all food provided (vegetarians accommodated; we cannot provide for vegans) 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.

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    • 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

The goats on range. There are no fences, they go wherever they want.
One of our Maremma livestock guardian dogs out with the goats on range.

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