Hello, we are Felix and Emile.
I (Félix) am an organic cow farmer . Emile is my son, born in nov. 2017.
We are living in a traditional french farm, surrounded by wild landscape, with green valleys and woods.
we leave in uzerche, wich is a beautiful medieval village (3000 people living) 4km away.
we have a non-consummerist and messy lifestyle!
Felix like dumpster diving and Emile wanna rule the world.
I am ADD ( attention disorder) wich means i do not listen everything you tell especially if you speak a lot and i am "lazy".
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Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
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work with felix:
"Limousines" cows are outside all year long. they spent their life eating grass( they do not eat crops or fermented grass) , scratching and gamboling. i raise them for the meat.
my farming system uses very few inputs, but requires outdoor work
I need help with the domestication of cows, fences, cutting weeds with a scythe, births, keeping the cows, diging, chopping wood, fencing, training the donkey...
I do not use modern machinery a lot, and you would not use it also.
in summer, cows care does not requires so much time.
Volunteer work depends of the season.
You don t need to be skilled on farming , fast and hard worker or have good knowledge on countryside living, but WE ASK YOU TO:
-try to do your best.
-be curious and interested about farming.
-be not too much afraid of cows and baby.
-independant or find your own activities when i don t give you something to do, are you able to cook and tend for yourselves if you stay alone?
-Take care of Emile: Great if you have a small experience in 2-3years old childs.
(he spent also half time with his mother wich leave 30km away)
help with cooking or washing dishes.
help with permaculture vegetable plot
we have vegetable farmers friends, you may help them one day.
I do graffiti and stencil sometimes , you may join.
you can visit uzerche and walk in the country side by yourself...
if we are going outside to visit friends, have a party or a concert, you will be able to join.
ACCOMODATION: private tiny room.
A simple tent in the garden or in the barn is an other option if you prefer...
Internet is very very slow here
i provide the food. tell us before for special diet ...
depending on the season we have organic vegetables
i also provide a lot of food from dumpster diving from the local supermarket, (we also eat it, it is safe).
frog breakfast every day
HOW TO COME:
i can pick you up at uzerche's railway station ( easy to come: on the paris toulouse way)
or at the Uzerche's A 20 highway exit.
Voluntering is not possible during the cold season.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
2-4 hours a day- 5 days a week