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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 16.19
Persons: 1-3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 81746
Region: Southwest

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Last Updated: August 12, 2019

We are an organic farm in Lexington, TX about 50 miles east of Austin. This is a beautiful area of Texas with rolling hills, plenty of big trees and green grass. If you like the sun and wide open space this is the place for you.
We are seeking HelpXers year round. Daily care of livestock including laying hens, cattle, pigs, egg gathering and sorting and other farm maintenance. We raise vegetable crops for retail and wholesale throughout the year as well as farmers markets.
The main daily workload will be feeding/caring for animals and working the growing areas.
There are learning opportunities for planting, harvesting, weeding and maintaining crop records, animal care, fence building and repair, construction and more especially when daily work is complete and the weather cooperates!
Other projects we might be working on if time permits: Building a processing shed, building a tool shed, building greenhouses, building a cabin with deck for volunteers and workers, a BBQ area and building and mending fences.
This is a good chance to work on a small scale, poly culture farm and have exposure to many different skills. We are about 10 miles from town, a small store is about 2 miles away so this position is better suited if you have transportation. From past experience, many want to visit surrounding areas or go into Austin and with so much to see and do a vehicle allows you do that. We have bicycles for local trips. Meat, eggs and whatever vegetables we are growing are available for you and some basics will be provided for self prepared meals.
You will have your own nice private accommodations. Preference given to those that can stay 3 weeks or more. We expect around 30 hours of work a week. Certain days may be more hours and many may be less depending on projects and requirements. We are flexible for days off with advance notice. We have a 30 Ft. trailer with queen size bed, kitchen, bath and heating and air conditioning! We also have a cabin with two separate living areas under construction. Couples with an infant or small child and also those with pets will be considered during discussion. Keep in mind pets are not allowed in the trailer for allergen reasons so if youíre approved to bring one plan ahead for itsí housing. We recommend good sturdy boots, gloves, raingear, sunscreen and sun protection clothing any medications you may need and a desire to learn and have a good time.
Come join us!! Please contact via email.

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