Seeking Summer Work Trade on Fiber Farm for Young Family


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Land Seeker Description

Hello! I am a Waldorf preschool teacher and am looking for a summer work trade situation for my family for July through mid-late August. My husband has worked for a local farm for the past 2 years in different capacities, harvesting, production, animal care, light carpentry. My 4 daughters attend a farm school and are used to being on the farm every day and working in the garden and they love being involved in animal care. We do not require much as far as space goes, just a clean spot with basic amenities. We would like to spend the summer on a farm for a possible work trade and get hands on experience for a taste of daily farm life. I am a fiber enthusiast, so working with fiber animals would be a plus!


What features of the property are essential?

basic living amenities. ok with composting toilet.


Describe your farming experience

I have done backyard gardening. I worked at a Waldorf Farm school program last year as their 1 st grade teacher where my class was responsible for taking care of chicks, meat chickens and ducks, mucking and feed. My 4 girls attend this school, and regularly muck coops weekly and they also work in the farm garden as part of their Land Stewardship class.


Are you currently farming?

No

What are your short term goals for the land

My dream is to purchase a farm eventually to have a fiber farm, and I would like to have my family experience farm life and gain real world experience on a farm, particularly with animal care with preference for sheep and alpaca. But open to gaining new skills outside of that as well.


What are your long term goals

To own a fiber farm as a business and homestead.


Describe your housing needs

We would need either a yurt or small 2 bedroom house to house our family.

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Central, Coastal, Eastern, Gorge, 5, South Willamette Valley, North Willamette Valley, Portland Area, Southern, Neighboring States

Acreage desired:


Seeking land access by:
July 1, 2021

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Bees, Berries, Dairy, Fiber Animals, Flowers, Goats, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Orchard/Fruit, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables, Vineyard

Interested in these business arrangements:
Other

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
April 27, 2021



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