We are a working family unit with a desire to work the land together. I have a background in equine training, ranch management and recently completed the permaculture design program at OSU. My husband is a licensed contractor and has 15 years’ experience in all things commercial and residential construction. This includes equipment operation, infrastructure, utilities, groundwork, and finish carpentry. I currently work from home for a local non-profit and have connections with grant writers and community developers in the area.
We successfully grew a small market garden in Idaho for 4 years and have always raised our own pork, chicken, and eggs. We have written creative SBA business plans that were approved with a farm-coop concept. We are tired of living the hyper individualized “American dream” and not being connected to our community, neighbors, or the land. We are passionate about sustainable agriculture and raising awareness for these practices. We raise our children with no specific religion, but we teach a love and respect for the land and each other. Our family dynamics are strong, and our work ethic matches.
We want to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We want to be able to teach our children the knowledge that is being lost as industrial farming is taking over. We are very eager to learn and we know we do not know it all! We are very easy going and easy to work with!
Ideally, we will have space to raise livestock, and grow a market garden business. I have also led retreats in the past and would love the opportunity to grow something into an educational retreat offering. We are looking for a farm with housing available, even if the housing needs repairs my husband and his current employer build and remodel houses in coos county and we are willing to partner on repairs. We are currently renting a property in North Bend Oregon, but it is not a long-term situation. We have 4 kids, 2 horses, 2 dogs, and 5 chickens.
Because my husband can literally build anything our main essential is housing. To be able to pour in the TLC is takes to start a farm we need to be onsite in a home with water, power and sewer/ or composting system.
I have 5 years' experience in ranch management and a certification in permaculture design from OSU. I also have a certification in equine training and livestock management. My husband has 15 years' experience in all thing's construction and property maintenance.
Selling produce at local farmers markets and through a CSA program. Rotational grazing for pork and cattle sales directly to consumer. Starting 2-5 outside colts in the spring, utilizing stockman ship skills and rotational grazing for training programs as well. Teaching horsemanship lessons throughout the year.
Education retreat programs. Experience based connection with the land and community for those seeking solace. Opening up the farm business through educational experiences, taking on interns, creating environment for wholesome living.
We need at least a 3 bedroom home, if it needs repairs or remodel we are willing to work that into the deal.
Opening up the farm through educational experiences, taking on any interns wanting to learn, creating environment for wholesome living. Creating a farm-coop and CSA program to bring people together for food fun and community.
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