We are a Jewish am ha' aretz family on a small organic (non-certified) farmstead in the foothills of the Rocky mountains in north-central Idaho. We are near the Clearwater River and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. We have a large vegetable garden and raise, goats, pigeons, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and our most special crop, and the reason we live the simple life we do, is our children.
Our goal is to raise our family in a healthy, country, close to the earth kind of way. Animals, gardening, baking, making cheese, herbal remedies, natural food preservation, bio-dynamic gardening methods....This takes so much time and effort, but it is so much fun. Having volunteers is wonderful for us. We love getting to know other cultures, sharing stories, experiment with new ideas and having the help has been an amazing blessing.
As of right now we are enjoying our beautiful spring time in the Rockies. Snowing one minute, sunshine the next, gentle showers the next day. We are enjoying our time in our sauna which is complete on the inside but needing a few finishing touches on the outside. The hoop house is still supplying us with fresh greens which we planted last fall, and we are in the midst of planting starts for this years' garden. The goats will be kidding in the next couple of weeks and then it will be back to making cheese! Yea!
We love to share our little town with those that visit. The Clearwater river is just a few minutes away. With fishing, swimming and boating. Hot springs are about an hour and half drive up river. Also nearby is the Nez Perce Tribal Reservation, so exploring there can be fun as well. There is tons of wildlife to experience, deer, turkeys, elk, the occasional moose, black bears, cougars wolves, and plenty of other smaller creatures to enjoy.
Stays of at least 1 or 2 weeks are suggested. If things work out well we are open to extended stays. We love community.
We expect people who stay with us to help out 5 to 6 hours of work a day. Since we are Jewish each Sabbath (Saturday) is a day off. We try to leave plenty of time for fun.
We are very family friendly and children are more than welcome, as we have a bunch of our own.