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Red Hill
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 54497
Region: Southwest

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Last Updated: November 16, 2019

Our 40 acre homestead is located in the high plains of New Mexico, at an altitude of >7500 feet above sea level. We started building from scratch six years ago, and currently raise pigs, chickens, and rabbits for meat, for our consumption and for market. We also have Jersey cow for milk, her calf and another beef calf. We are committed to raising our animals on an organic and non-gmo diet, and practice all levels of permaculture to improve our somewhat desolate landscape. Growing native fruit trees and bushes is a passion for us, alongside planning for a more conventional orchard. Housing provided for guests is a large geodesic dome, with a solar set up for power, no indoor plumbing, a woodstove for heat, and a camp kitchen for preparing food. We live quite rustically, fitting ourselves into the land rather than trying to change the land to fit our needs. Our farm is thirty miles from the two closest towns and our dirt roads are rough, so a vehicle with good ground clearance is necessary, and four wheel drive makes getting in and out during bad weather possible. Ideal visitors will be those who are truly interested in back to basics homesteading, as we practice long forgotten practices such as animal butchering, food storage, off grid living, water catchment, solar and wind energy, building with recycled materials, wood cutting and heating with wood, root cellar building, and much more! We also own an auto repair shop and may be able to offer positions for those with skills and/or a desire to learn more. We are looking for a long term helper and are currently offering a small stipend for the right candidate.

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