All Year: Yes (spring&summer ++)
Area (ha): 2 + 2 ha of woodland
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 19560
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Last Updated: April 13, 2015
We are waiting for you to share good times in creation of our farm and the fun of biological and natural working activities but also enjoy countryside. Shepherding goats in the woods, playing music, cooking, having evening parties around the fireplace. Having time part of the family with our 2 young children (2.5 and 10 years old).
Have a look on the website (http://jardinduheronpourpre.overblog.com/) to see pictures of the room for you and pictures of all our farm.
Shortly: We run a family farm of 4 hectares with garden, berry-trees, chickens & ducks (20), goats (3), bees (4 & more soon Beehive), rabbits.
We make our cheese, honey, eggs, chicken, rabbits and goats meats, vegetables, beans and few cereals (corn).
We are also building gipsy caravan in ecological way + some other little house (for goats/chickens/tools/etc.) + and other traditional woodcraft activities.
We love cooking (international and traditional local food & experiences), making bread, cheese, and traditional canned-food, drinks etc.
We speak English / a few of spanish /
Description of the farm and or our activities :: -----
This place is a very young family farming project on a land of 2ha. (+2ha of woodland). We are in this place since winter 2012.
We are working in organic way, and natural farming and breeding.
The most important activity this winter is to clean the greenhouse ready to seed and plant and as well for the field and kitchen-garden.
We also have a big greenhouse tunnel where are growing every years lots of vegetables, fruits and berries. Outside are growing beans, cereals, corn, roots vegetable etc.
We have about 15 chickens and 15 ducks for the eggs and the meat. We are breading them and have little chicks every years.
Moreover are 2 goats . We use the milk making some different kind of cheeses.
We are also bee-keepers. This year lots of bees are died but we are still working on more than never to keep the bees alive and to make honey.
The farm is very young. Most of the work we do is on the building and installation.
Planting, opening the grass land to make farming, looking after our young goats, building parks for animals and other stuff in the tunnel or in the garden.
We also have a little pond to care about.
We are working on the landscape of the farm making it useful and pretty (a bit like permaculture design)
We are working on the building of a big wooden gypsy-caravan, we stopped this and we will work on again during next summer.
This is some of the works we do on the farm.
Le jardin du heron pourpre est une ferme familiale en construction sur une surface de 2 hectares. Culture biologique & agriculture naturelle.
L'activite principale est la culture de petits fruits : Myrtille, framboise, mure, groseille, goji.
Nous avons aussi d'autres arbres fruitiers dans le verger: pommiers, cerisier, poirier.
L'activite secondaire est la culture maraichere avec une grande serre et un potager. Plus la culture de legumineuse et cereales (maiis).
L'entretient de la mare est un travail de tous les hivers.
Nous avons un petit troupeau de chevre (race massif central et poitevine) pour la production de fromage.
Une basse cours pour les oeufs et la viande avec plusieurs races de poules et des canards.
Nous pratiquons l'apiculture.
La ferme est en developpement. C'est-a-dire que les principaux travaux concernent encore l'installation de plants de fruitiers ou d'autres arbres, l'ouverture en culture de certaines terres, l'elevage de jeunes animaux, la construction de nouveaux parcs et d'une marre pour la basse-cours. La capture et l'elevage de nouvelles ruches.
La jardin du heron pourpre a pour but de developper une activite touristique sur place. Une premiere grande roulotte (8m de long) est en chantier.