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Larne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 91879
Country: Ireland (N)

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Last Updated: February 12, 2020

Welcome to the oyster farm and at my home.

Oysters are grown on the intertidal area of the shore, meaning it is muddy/ sandy and foot access is done at low tide. Oysters are cultivated in oyster bags attached to frames above the sea bottom.

Work at the production consists of grading the seed, halving densities, sorting the big oysters and harvest, turning the oyster bags and making new bags from row materials. Other work can involve building wooden structures, planting trees, clearing newly planted ones.

Be aware that working outside with nature can be tuff or hard. Walking in sticking mud is dirty and slippery, sometime it rains or the sun is shining! You will be doing the tasks are your rhythm, enjoying the beautiful surrounding nature. Take it easy and be happy :) Also I am there to do the heavy work.

There is not a day the same, sometime starting early other days late and day work planning regularly change ! All to do with weather and tides.

During free time we may go explore around by car, going for walks in forest or mountains or by the sea. Otherwise there are buses, trains and bicycles to Larne. My home is located 10 min drive from Larne, in a remote village beside a waterfall.

At home we all participate to common task, keeping the place tidy and cooking together or in turns.

Food and accommodation provided in exchange to 25 hours helping at the farm / week (5 hours a day). Alcohol not supplied, by your own.

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