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Company Name Hans and Louise Mathiesen (view profile)
Location Lenore/Orofino, Idaho
Date Posted February 8, 2018
Category A Farm/Business Posting A Job
Job Type Apprentice: More than 4 month time commitment. Farmer will teach the farming trade.
Type of farm? Diverse (Animals/Plants)
Compensation Barter
Application Parameters Families Welcome, Male, Female
Housing Available Yes
Housing Location On Farm
Meals Provided No
Location Specifics 10 miles from Orofino, Idaho in mid-central Idaho.
Application Process Send resume with cover letter with particular interests for this position. Pictures welcome. At least two references--not family. Telephone interview. Provide telephone and email addresses, facebook site.
Food Provided No food provided, except what is grown or raised on the property.
Expectations Cooperative teamwork, likes a challenge, good communication, interested in the land and gardening, enjoys animals, capable of hard physical farmwork, initiative, and interested in learning and applying what is learned. Curiosity and perseverance. Any farm or construction skills helpful, and/or like to work with their hands. Dogs are welcome if well-behaved with other animals (let's talk about it first). No chasing! A horse, goats, cats, and deer wander the property. We have a Maremma Guard dog that is well socialized with people. Housing is in a state of being remodeled, so very basic. Construction projects are an important part of this "farm in process." This is farm-type construction.
Positions Available 1
Education Potential Learn to work and manage a diverse, potentially self-sustaining, homestead type operation. Option for personal development work if desired from educated owners, as well as farm work. Definitely very interesting conversations!
Tag Words Bees, Chicken, Child-friendly, Composting, Cooking, Dogs, Eggs, Fruit, Goats, Holistic, Horses, Livestock, Multi-species, Non-GMO, Nuts, Orchard, Organic, Permaculture, Poultry, Swine, Vegetable, Wool
Start Date 2018/03/15
Position Description Taking over most of the physical needs of a small homestead farm with animals. Owners of retirement age, and diverse interests, which takes time from farm maintenance. Make compost, weed, water, and bring gardens back to a productive state after two years of non-development. Set up watering system. Help with the animals, and work with owner on better systems and facilities as needed: pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, rabbits, bees. Expand and take charge according to interest and skills: example: add bees, breed and milk goats, shear cashmere goats and llamas, build feeding stations. Construction skills helpful, and can be taught if necessary for farm buildings, and, perhaps, small cabins. Trim fruit trees and bring small orchards into better production. Options for independent development of skills and interests, for instance, raising vegetables for farmer's market if desired. Use of land and facilities in return for work and learning. Negotiated time for part-time work elsewhere if needed.
Work Schedule Negotiable, depending on time available. 25 hours week minimum.
Description Ascending Gardens Farm, owned by a semi-retired couple of diverse interests, needs a partner: a hard-working person or family with skills, who likes challenge, loves the land and gardening, appreciates a fabulous view, and enjoys animals. Opportunity to provide TLC and utilize and build with available property resources for mutual use. (Vegetables, alfalfa, corn, potatoes, winter veg., herbs, fiber, dairy, carpentry, fodder, fruit trees, berries, pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, horse, rabbits, bees.) Organic methods, permaculture, exploring biodynamics.

Description

Type of farm?

Diverse (Animals/Plants)

Compensation

Barter

Application Parameters

Families Welcome

Housing Available

Yes

Housing Location

On Farm

Meals Provided

No

Location Specifics

10 miles from Orofino, Idaho in mid-central Idaho.

Application Process

Send resume with cover letter with particular interests for this position. Pictures welcome. At least two references--not family. Telephone interview. Provide telephone and email addresses, facebook site.

Food Provided

No food provided, except what is grown or raised on the property.

Expectations

Cooperative teamwork, likes a challenge, good communication, interested in the land and gardening, enjoys animals, capable of hard physical farmwork, initiative, and interested in learning and applying what is learned. Curiosity and perseverance. Any farm or construction skills helpful, and/or like to work with their hands.

Dogs are welcome if well-behaved with other animals (let's talk about it first). No chasing! A horse, goats, cats, and deer wander the property. We have a Maremma Guard dog that is well socialized with people.

Housing is in a state of being remodeled, so very basic. Construction projects are an important part of this "farm in process." This is farm-type construction.

Positions Available

1

Education Potential

Learn to work and manage a diverse, potentially self-sustaining, homestead type operation. Option for personal development work if desired from educated owners, as well as farm work. Definitely very interesting conversations!

Tag Words

Bees

Start Date

2018/03/15

Position Description

Taking over most of the physical needs of a small homestead farm with animals. Owners of retirement age, and diverse interests, which takes time from farm maintenance. Make compost, weed, water, and bring gardens back to a productive state after two years of non-development. Set up watering system. Help with the animals, and work with owner on better systems and facilities as needed: pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, rabbits, bees. Expand and take charge according to interest and skills: example: add bees, breed and milk goats, shear cashmere goats and llamas, build feeding stations. Construction skills helpful, and can be taught if necessary for farm buildings, and, perhaps, small cabins. Trim fruit trees and bring small orchards into better production. Options for independent development of skills and interests, for instance, raising vegetables for farmer's market if desired. Use of land and facilities in return for work and learning. Negotiated time for part-time work elsewhere if needed.

Work Schedule

Negotiable, depending on time available. 25 hours week minimum.

Description

Ascending Gardens Farm, owned by a semi-retired couple of diverse interests, needs a partner: a hard-working person or family with skills, who likes challenge, loves the land and gardening, appreciates a fabulous view, and enjoys animals. Opportunity to provide TLC and utilize and build with available property resources for mutual use. (Vegetables, alfalfa, corn, potatoes, winter veg., herbs, fiber, dairy, carpentry, fodder, fruit trees, berries, pigs, goats, llamas, chickens, horse, rabbits, bees.) Organic methods, permaculture, exploring biodynamics.
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