We live on an 83 acre off grid ranch in a beautiful valley looking out at the la Plata mountains of SW Colorado.
We have hosted a few Permaculture convergences. Earth skills workshops, and earth perspective teachings. We have a growing spaces dome garden, a hoop house, raised beds, and some terraced organic farming happening, as well as milking goats. We have gardening, composting, Gary water systems and mycology areas to work on come Spring.
Our animals include 4 horses, chickens, 3 goats , cats and dogs. I make goat cheese when milk is available. There are 3 yurts on the property, a main residence, a two room bunkhouse and a barn.
Our immediate need is help with caretaking of our animals, planting veggies , caring fir the greenhouse dome and possibly some time with my 97 yr old mom. She has many stories to share and loves to sketch.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Learn to care for the animals - 4 horses, 3 goats, 15 chickens, 2 livestock guardian dogs on an organic farm. Learn from the elderly about her New England history and culture while looking out the the La Plata mts of SW Colorado.
Just the ability and desire to help on any of the projects above with minimal direction from Gary or myself. No smoking on the ranch.
This host offers a language exchange
I taught French and Spanish for many years. I enjoy speaking them when the opportunity arises.
Woodstove or propane heater in Bunkhouse or Yurt.
We are 30 minutes from Mesa Verde National Park and the same distance to Durango. Canyon of the Ancients is an hour drive. We are 45 minutes from New Mexico and 4 hrs from Taos and Santa Fe.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We are off grid but have plenary of space to park a motor home which has its own power. Water is easily attainable.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week