Type of farm?
Housing, meals, some $ income possible occasionally
Phone call interview followed by an on site visit, if possible. Character reference helpful.
A person or family may eat with us, and/or have any food we produce here on the homestead for their own use. We try to eat well, but enjoy some convenience food when we are really pressed for time. Omnivores!
Respectful, friendly attitude and willingness to work hard when needed. Christian standards in speech, behavior, attire, but we are not overly legalistic. We attend church on Sundays and prefer that anyone living here will accompany us. Work load is usually light on Sundays. Work must be done when the weather is accommodating, but a day or 2 off per week is usually possible.
Learn to raise organic veggies from start to finish. Preserve food, including fermenting pickles. If you are inclined, learn to hand milk a cow, bottle feed a calf, care for chickens. Small engine repair, again, if that suites you. There is so much to do here, we can vary and accommodate to some degree. We also bake fresh organic breads and more for ourselves and to sell at our stand. Small family homestead environment, we are looking for folks who can fit in and work alongside us.
Homestead work is quite varied, but most of it is accomplished in the vegetable gardens. Preparing garden beds, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, giving an occasional impromptu tour. If married, Sarah could use help in the kitchen with meals, canning, freezing, etc... Other tasks might include a building project, mowing and generally sprucing up the place for guests or event, or helping a customer at the stand. We are somewhat flexible, depending on an individuals aptitude and experience, but be prepared to put in 20 hours minimum per week. A hardworking single person or couple, or small family might be a great fit!
10 -25 hours weekly, possibly more, flexible days depending on weather & season
We are a Christian homeschooling family living on our 26 acre homestead. Our large garden has turned into a small market garden. We raise our own veggies, some small fruit, dairy cow, and laying hens. We want to expand the vegetable sales into an on site little store, and we need help getting everything done!