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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 46
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 18444
Region: New England

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Last Updated: February 12, 2019

Greetings from our organic farming community, located forty five minutes north of Albany in the fertile Battenkill Valley. Our family warmly invites you to experience our unique life of friends and togetherness. We are situated on over one hundred acres of gently rolling hills and lush river bottom land. Growing a wide assortment of vegetables and medicinal herbs for a farm stand and our own community use, heritage breed poultry, milking a small herd of dairy goats and cows, raising sheep and donkeys, and maintaining the beautiful grounds of the estate keep us busy and open for new friends year round. In addition to the normal farm crew and volunteers, we also have a great time doing the "community day" in the field, with everyone coming out for one morning a week to join in the work and reward of getting our hands in the soil.
Guests are frequent all year and we would love to have you join us. Whether you come for a day or come to stay, our hearts and our farm will always have room for more.
Update: February 2019
Gearing up for the season ahead, plans are being made and lots of hope for the new season!
Love to have you experience the abundant life we share!
We have the following activities going on:
Gardening, Greenhouse, Chickens, Sheep, Horses,
Baking, Cooking, Cleaning, Building... and more!

We love to teach and pass on what we have learned and what we are learning! Come learn together with us!

Volunteer work is based on areas of interest, abilities, our needs and availability.

We have both our farm and house where you will have opportunity to work. Our kitchen is always bustling with lots of room for helpers. There could also be opportunities in carpentry.

We always have lots going on, so you will never be bored!
Activities may vary depending on the time of year.

Please note: Every one of us, whether guests or residents, are volunteers. There is no financial compensation offered for any work done. We agree to provide you with three meals a day and housing, in exchange for your volunteer work.

Living arrangements will be according to space and needs. Diets w/special needs can be accommodated within reason.
What else ...

By saying we are a "community", we do not mean a loose association of individuals in a common geographical location, but rather a large extended family of married couples, single people, and children sharing a common social, spiritual, and economical goal. That goal is to create a life of care and growth for the common good. We live a life dedicated to sustainable practices, primarily of our relationships with one another. To make this a daily reality, we eat all our meals together, gather morning and evening, with weekend celebrations, sing, dance, and offer a community prayer to the One who makes this life possible. We ask that volunteers would attend all gatherings and meals, with a desire to respect and learn from our way of life together.

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