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Animal husbandry on a family run organic farm

World, North America, USA, Rogersville

OFFER YOUR HELP

Travel dates

-3°C, 08:52

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

Small family run livestock farm needs help with animal husbandry. We feed and water about 100 animals daily, travel to pick up feed, clean up after animals, build housing and shelters, build fencing. We maintain an AirBnb cabin and have dedicated housing with an attached bath in the house for helpers. If you have construction skills, we need help with a couple of building projects, ad have some landscaping projects, ongoing.

About the host

Elizabeth (59)

Host since

2018

Languages

English

Last seen online

3 Weeks ago

Working farm family, married 20 years, with a 14 year old daughter. Husband is now driving a truck and away 5 days a week. We still actively raise animals for sale as meat or as live animals. Some on farm butchering. Small rural town, in the south. Mountains all around. Lots of cats and dogs in the house, and outside. Not suitable for folks with allergies.

My project blog

A snapshot of the farm

October 24, 2018

What does this farmer do every day? Well, we have a house full of animals, and fields and barns full of animals. We also have a teenager with her own activities and priorities, and we try to do something each day that will improve our farm. Fix a latch, replace a piece of fencing, hang a gate, clean and add to the compost heap... enjoy a few farm snapshots!

Project dates


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects
  • animal care
  • pet sitting
  • house sitting

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

We have a dedicated room with twin beds, a TV, access to our somewhat limited internet, and an attached bathroom. Meals with the family. No cell service in our holler, sorry!

  • shared meals

Breakfast and lunch, on your own. Dinner shared. If you like to cook, we love folks who like to cook wink

  • no money is involved

We can offer some $$ for special jobs that require special skills. We would negotiate on a job by job basis.