Coyote Creek Farm in Gresham/Boring Seeks the Right Fit

Description

Hi farmers! We live on 10 acres and are busy cleaning it up this summer and setting the place up to be a hub of interdependent small businesses. In general we are looking for someone to run their small farming/homestead endeavors here so that land is still in production while we focus on getting kids’ programs here and setting up to do foster parenting support. Eventually we’d really like to see a mix of animal rotation and crops. Currently we have someone setting up a woodworking business in the barn and are looking to find other people who want to run their small business out of the farm – ideally you would already have your business going and just need the right place to do it. This season we are also open to finding a solid, safe, clean, good-humored person or people to help out with farm cleanup and some construction/demolition part time in exchange for a place to stay, shop space, or land to farm. We are also open to exploring a lease arrangement. It is very important to us to work with people who are emotionally stable, mature, kind, good communicators, and take responsibility for their life/self.

We can offer a short-term situation, or for the right fit this could become a longer-term arrangement.

What we can offer:

– a place to park your trailer or tiny home, or you could stay in one of our small sheds

– shop space in our barn for your business

– 2-4 acres of land/field suitable for farming vegetables/grains/fruit or raising animals

Who we are:

Dann and Tracy. Dann has background and experience in construction management, the fire service, early childhood development, woodworking, ASL (sign language), raft guiding, men’s retreats, and running and coaching small business. Tracy has spent the majority of the past decade co-managing an intentional community, nannying, teaching nature and homestead skills to kids and adults, mentoring WWOOF volunteers, and is enrolled in training to become a facilitator of emotional rewilding and somatic healing therapy.  We are both honest, hard-working, responsible, and kind and care deeply about people. We are are committed to personal and relationship growth, learning from life, and being the best people we can be and are looking for people who also prioritize these things.

If you’re interested please get back to us with a few things:

-brief background

-picture of you and your partner/family

-current occupation if employed

-what do you want out of life, what are you excited to do in the world and why?

-if this were to work out, what would that ideally look like to you?

-what do you do when you are not working?

-birthday (ours are late July and late April)

-what do you have to offer?

-what role does forgiveness play in your life?

Couples preferred but open to anyone who meets our criteria.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Tracy and Dann
tracy.jane.harrison@gmail.com

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

I am looking to find someone to farm animals, vegetables, and orchard here so I can focus on getting kids' programs going. My partner and I live here and this summer we are focused on cleaning the place up and fixing up the living space and barn to get it to code and to better suit our needs. We also have someone working out of the barn with a woodworking business and are looking to find other people who want to run their small business out of the barn or farm.


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

We'd like this to be a hub of interdependent small businesses run by people who are excited about what they are doing. We are looking for a farmer or farmers who are passionate about their work to run their business here. We currently have someone running a woodworking business here. Eventually I hope to host retreats here for people doing everything from dance to therapy to grief work, primarily run out of the barn once we fix it up.
Alongside of that, we'd like to have a small resident community on the land here with people living in tiny homes. We are currently seeking another couple to join us. Must be committed to personal development and enjoy children.


Current Use

Over the past 7 years there have been a variety of animals on some areas of the farm, including horses, pigs, sheep, llamas/alpacas, and poultry. It has been a WWOOF farm with a subistence/homestead focus. I have grown vegetables mostly on one section of field (about .5-1 acre I would guess) - that area has been limed and amended. Other areas may be acidic and need amending for some crops. There is a lot of good fenced-in pasture that with minimal work on the fences would easily house sheep or goats or possibly chickens that could be rotated through different paddocks throughout the summer.


Available Water / Irrigation

City water through Lusted Water District - you would need to pay the water bill for your farming endeavors.


Soil Type / Quality

clay/loam


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

- small glass greenhouse (about 10x12'), needs upkeep but usable
- possible barn or shed space for animals and/or option to build suitable shed
- potential for a hoop house/greenhouse if you wanted to put one in


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

Rototiller (old but should still be working - haven't tried it in a year or so).
Lots of hand tools - shovels, rakes, hoes, post hole diggers, scythes, etc.
Some irrigation - hoses, sprinklers, water mains near fields.
Draft horse plowing equipment and tack (currently up for sale).
Fenced paddocks and duck/chicken areas with small coops.
Fencing material - t-posts, wire, hog panels, chicken wire, etc.


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

conservation easement along the creek, but the farmable areas are well outside of it


Locations of land listings on map are not necessarily exact. Many are located on the nearest town or city.
County: Multnomah

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: almost 10

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 3-5

Date Property is Available: May 22, 2018

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Lease Rate / Price: negotiable

Date when this listing was created: May 17, 2018

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified

Farming Practices Allowed: Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Horses, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Nuts, Orchard/Fruit, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No


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