My "micro-farm" was once a beautiful little homestead which fell into disrepair when the owners grew too old to maintain it. I purchased it a few years ago with the goal of restoring it to productivity and realizing my lifelong dream of having a goat farm, organic garden, and bed-and-breakfast.
A lot has already been achieved, but I am a senior woman and can only do so much -- would love to have your energy and skills to help me complete some of the projects I've already begun. Projects currently include helping with baby goats (due early April), setting up the irrigation system and improving the pasture, getting the vegetable garden planted and irrigated, developing the front and back yards and putting in some grass/flower/herb beds, and others.
The reward will be in seeing a neglected property come to life again, and seeing the garden and animals growing and thriving in an upgraded environment. Bend, Oregon is also a popular travel destination, with lots of natural wonders and outdoor activities for volunteers to enjoy when they are not working.
Please note: Redmond, Oregon is in the high desert near Bend in Central Oregon. This is not near Redmond, Washington, which is a suburb of Seattle.
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
Learning opportunities on the farm include hands-on experience with such tasks as animal care (goats*️ and chickens), irrigation technology, building, and gardening. Owner speaks some Spanish, and is willing to assist with learning English as well.
The Bend, Oregon area ("Central Oregon") is a beautiful, rural farmland and "high desert" environment, with many outdoor attractions such as rock climbing, hiking, cycling, camping, hot springs, river rafting and kayaking, plus a wide variety of cultural events ranging from concerts and Shakespeare to County Fairs and rodeos.
*️Please be aware that learning to milk the goats is not included. Our goats can be jumpy around new people and it can be disturbing and stressful to them to have a novice try to milk them.
Livestock, farming, or irrigation skills especially welcome. Prior experience milking goats would be GREAT. Strong enough to lift a bale of hay would help a lot too.
Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
Always welcome a chance to practice my Spanish, and I am happy to have Spanish-speaking helpers who want to improve their English.
Volunteers will stay in a camper on the property; you have your own kitchen, share the bathroom in the house with owner. If there are two volunteers they will share the camper, there is one queen cab-over bed and a pull out sofa. Possible indoor accommodation for longer-term (1 month or more).
Owner will provide groceries and do some cooking. Healthy, mostly organic meals.
We produce our own fresh eggs and goat milk, and some veggies.
Volunteers are free to enjoy the many outdoor and cultural attractions of the area when not helping out on the farm. They are also welcome to study, explore the surrounding countryside, or just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
There is no smoking, drug use, or partying on the property. However, the farm is just a five minute drive (2 miles) from Redmond and 20 minutes from Bend, where there are many fun restaurants and pubs, shopping and movies, plenty to do. Because this is a rural property, volunteers will need their own transportation unless they are content to be dependent on owner for rides into town.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Small RVs, vans, or travel campers ok, not to exceed 24 feet.
20 hrs/week average
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