Trade/Farm: Housing & 1/4 acre to farm in exchange for farm & garden help

Description

We have a 10 acre farm about 35 minutes southeast of Portland where we raise heritage cattle, which are rotationally grazed, and chickens for eggs. There is also an orchard, a berry patch and a vegetable garden plus two landscaped areas and an insectary.  Retired from paid work, we are now looking to travel more and need help taking care of the animals and the farm.  We have a lovely living situation to offer in exchange for 40 – 50 hours of work per month which will vary with the seasons and our travel schedule.

Our ideal person will be someone with a love for animals and experience in both vegetable and landscape horticulture as well as an eye for detail. In addition to caring for our farm activities there is about a 1/4 acre with irrigation available should one care to try their hand at farming.  The housing option is best for a single person however two people could work. In addition, it is entirely possible to work off the farm albeit less than full time is preferred. No smoking is allowed on the farm as well as no marijuana cultivation.  There is no opportunity for the farmworker to raise their own livestock – plenty on the property already.

Farming is hard work therefore this person must be able to lift 75 pound bales of hay and 50 pound chicken waterers as well as hoe, weed, harvest, shovel, etc. References would be great.

It should be noted that we have no plans to sell this farm in the foreseeable future.

 


Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

Farm


Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Farm


Current Use

Farm


Available Water / Irrigation

Domestic well only. Irrigation at 1/4 acre garden site


Soil Type / Quality

Class 1 jory soils, some clay


Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Limited use of barn and shop.


Farm Equipment Available for Use, Sale or Lease

tractor, tiller, mower, weed hip, hand tools


Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

There are no water rights at this time. Zoning is Ag/Forest.


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County: Clackamas

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 10 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 1/4 acre

Date Property is Available: July 5, 2017

Possible Business Arrangements:

Lease Rate / Price: Trade for work

Date when this listing was created: July 10, 2017

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: , Organic, Not Certified, , , ,

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

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Flowers, Grain, Herbs, Mushrooms, Orchard/Fruit, Vegetables, Other

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? Yes

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? Yes


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