We are based in North Cork, not far from Kilarney National Park Tralee and Cork City. We havent been here for 1 year yet and my partner is currently renovating an 1873 cottage.
We keep Show Goats which are also used for milk and cheese production. We also have a small flock of sheep for meat and wool and skins and occasionally milk also. Along with pigs.
We have a variety of fruit also growing here. My passion is herbs and I am starting to get a collection going. The fruit gets processed into jams, chutneys and cordials, and wine and beer, along with some foraged fruits, flowers and herbs. We are also in the process of getting the polytunnel up and running.
We also have a collection of poultry, chickens ducks and geese for eggs , meat, and feathers.
We are very rural here, so own transport would be useful.
We are really looking for a more mature couple as it is so rural.
My partner is a Master Craftsmen and one of the last Tin/Coppersmiths in Ireland. He is also a Blacksmith, an accomplished carpenter, has worked in historical building restoration, and is an engineer and mad inventor.
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
Coming here you can learn about the daily practicalities of being as self sufficient as you can be, and the practicalities of a working Smallholding.
The work here is varied and never set however there are regular morning and evening rounds with the animals, including morning milking. After that its a matter of what is a priority and what the weather dictates.
There is a vintage caravan to stay in...carefully.
We are situated not far from Kilarney National Park and not far from Dingle and the Ring of Kerry..Tralee and Cork City.
I have had other volunteers from other websites here before.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week