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Castle Douglas
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 52
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5314
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: September 24, 2018

This mixed hill farm is home to 16 cows, a bull, two goats, a large flock of sheep ,bees, poultry, ducks, five cats and two dogs with their two owners and quite a lot of wildlife. The farm is certified organic/biodynamic. We use Biodynamic methods, have no machinery and work hard to try to grow vegetables, shiitake and fruit at 650` on a south facing hill in a glorious area of South West Scotland. We welcome non-smoking meat eating or vegetarian help. We are far from shops and transport, quiet - a great place to watch the stars!

There is always a lot to do and we need help now! If you would like to help us with our Biodynamic Preparations you would learn aabout what and why we do! We hope to plant some more fruit trees and generally tidy up after a very wet winter. We have some recycled timber which we would love to turn into duck and/or hen houses and there is always fencing to renovate or dykes to repair!

We welcome people who like to get `stuck in`. Right now we would like to use some old windows and breeze blocks to make a kind of greenhouse for the fig trees next winter. So, if you can help, then in return for hard graft we offer good food and a beautiful location with nature and history on the doorstep! We also welcome people who are interested in learning how we manage the farm biodynamically as well as organically and are happy to explain what and why we are doing interesting procedures now to help the land and all the creatures it supports.
If you like hard work, good food and lively conversation you`ll be very welcome.

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