Small organic farm hosting learning opportunities in idyllic setting near Fort Worth, Texas

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  • Description


    Formerly the 1920s homestead of what was a larger property, the garden’s soil is ideal yet many years of bermuda grass have left it nutrient poor and compacted so we’re enjoying building back its health. Yesteryear’s tired barbed wire taken down, tight and square fencing going up?

    The improved land is half cover crops, vegetables, berries, and fruit trees with other half for goats, donkeys, chickens, geese, ducks, and rabbits with ~12 bee hives inbetween. Our practices are based on some great books I’ll share on permaculture and I like to think nearing biodynamic farming.

    The natural environment here is something special. We pinch ourselves regularly in disbelief to be its stewards. It pokes and bites us back so we’re quite sure this isn’t entirely a dream. Two sides of our triangular property are connecting wet creeks in the Western Cross Timbers ecoregion of Texas. The property has operated as one of the original beneficiaries of the Texas county tax appraisal exemption based on wildlife management. Our land use is now agricultural specific to bees but we voluntarily follow a wildlife mgmt plan in addition. We continue to foster the reclaimed prairie’s native diversity. Multiple forest paths have been selectively cleared and welcomed guests may explore.

    Guests stay in a 1968 Airstream Land Yacht Trade Wind 24D with 2 full beds/sofas and bathroom. A tipi is available too if interested.

    We eat organic whenever possible. Three of our family of four are gluten, semi-dairy and soy-free so we’re understanding in accommodation to others’ diets.

    Our farm is a few miles south of Weatherford, Texas and 30 minutes west of Fort Worth, Dallas proper is 1 hr 15 minutes, Austin is 3 hours, Mexican border is 6 hours, New Orleans is 8 hours, Santa Fe/Taos is 10 hours, Denver is 12 hours.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pleasant farm conversation with native Texans. Or domestic livestock and wildlife chit chat if preferred.

  • Aide


    Opportunities abound. All things gardening, rainwater collection, drip, swales, bee hives, beneficials, pests, domestic animals, fostering wildlife, tractor breaking, tractor fixing, building of fence, barn and other structures, including bringing back to life the farm’s 1930’s era flagstone swimming hole for the surrounding area. Originally spring creek-fed but dam long busted and feeder pipe tight with sediment we’ve opted for an acequia*️️️️️️-inspired system to capture surface runoff along a long slope that includes our garden. Now, beyond entertainment and wildlife it is on its way to do its part in an open aquaponics system.

    *️️️️️️acequia -An acequia (Spanish: [aˈθekja]) or séquia (Valencian: [ˈsɛkia]) is a community-operated watercourse used in Spain and former Spanish colonies in the Americas for irrigation. Particularly in Spain, the Andes, northern Mexico, and the modern-day American Southwest, acequias are usually historically engineered canals that carry snow runoff or river water to distant fields. It can also refer to the long central pool in a Moorish garden, such as the Generalife in the Alhambra in Southern Iberia.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    Guests stay in a 1968 Airstream Land Yacht Trade Wind 24D with 2 full beds/sofas and bathroom. Her name is Betty Beau Jangles. A tipi is available too if interested.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Good wifi and privacy

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 845429293979

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