Enjoy learning to live sustainably in this lovely state of Kentucky, USA

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  • Description

    Description

    My husband and I have a small farm, that has a lot of growing to do. We raise sheep and have two donkeys, chickens , ducks a Guinea named Gilbert, and no children. We hope for cultural exchanges along with 4 to 5 hours of help, 5 days out of the week, not including meal prep and clean-up. Spring upon us, so fertilizing and trimming bushes around farm needs to be done. Irrigation and drip systems are in the works and an absolute must for farming success.
    We are currently working on an outside shower supplied by filtered rain water, that will be amazing to use.
    Our recent somewhat lengthy trip to New Zealand is where we learned so much about sustainability. This trip opened up a world of ideas needed to live on our own with very little outside intervention.
    We are finishing up a hoop house with long raised beds to maintain soil quality and provide crops in the colder months a seating shelter for propagation is in the works.
    We have recently upgraded our wood working tools to “top of the line”,if anyone has the passion and or skill to use them. If you have an interest we will teach. Painting and carpenters skills are always helpful. We are hoping for a website soon and could use help with our new Mac computer. if you have artistic talent, Mosaic is my new passion and we will support any of yours during your stay here.
    Location!
    We are 60 Miles north of Nashville for your love of All music, not just “Country”. Our farm is rural with, but we are happy to help with transportation into the cities. We do have internet, so vital while traveling. Happy to help with transportation into cities. We are located on a Large lake that we never seem to have time to go to. Great helpers is the best excuse to make it a priority.
    Mammoth Cave National Park is near by which have biking and trails abound.
    You will have your own sleeping space small but nice. Two weeks is the minimum stay on our farm. Smoking outside only. We eat all foods and I am talented at vegetarian cuisine.
    We also ask for a copy of your passport, or valid US Identification upon your arrival for everyone's safety.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning sustainability and the practice of it have numerous benefits for our health and planet. We try to run our farm and our personal lives with that in mind. Sometimes it's not always easy to be consistent but once you get better at it , It becomes easier. So that's what I hope to teach my helpers.
    Having been a worker and hosted myself, I realize I have so much to offer in the way of cultural exchange. But selfishly I want to also Learn from my workers. I Remain in touch with many of my volunteers and it is such a great joy.

  • Help

    Help

    Of course on the farm we need help in various areas, feeding watering maintaining pastures. All other projects we will work together. It is just as important to Us for the cultural experience as is the help you lend. My only requirement is that you think safety, can help unsupervised and is a self-starter. And buddy you better clean up after your project. :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single bedroom small but nice in the main cottage. Shared bathroom
    For couples a snazzy motor home with all The amenities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located on a large Beautiful lake. I Love to fish and we have a boat that never seems to get in the water. This is a beautiful area to hike and cycle, and the nightlife of Nashville can be obtained.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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