Rancho Mastatal promotes sustainable living and social and environmental justice. We advocate organic gardening and regional farming; healthy, local economies; permaculture; holistic health; natural, vernacular building techniques; alternative, local energy systems; and other educational activities to help facilitate a regenerative global community. In conjunction with the members of the town of Mastatal we work to create and supply most of our social and health needs locally. We serve to educate about political, environmental, social and economic issues important to us as we create a vibrant community where one can come to share, learn and get inspired.
We are currently looking for:
Animal Husbandry and Goat Caretaking Internship
Cost: $300 per month
This unique opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic, dedicated, animal-loving couple (or individual) who is passionate about learning the ins and outs of managing a goat herd and chicken flock. Responsibilities will include milking, making cheese, designing orchard and fodder space, providing basic animal care (feeding, hoofing, giving shots), and much more. The animal caretakers will live in a a beautiful, newly-constructed timberframe cabin that is home to large kitchen and private bedroom. They will work with a team made up of the Ranch staff and other interns. Experience handling goats is not a must but a willingness to learn and work hard are. Applicants should be motivated and willing to fully dedicate themselves to the experience. We offer our interns the distinctive chance to help us make design and long-term decisions and to become fully a part of our team.
This opportunity is only open to confident, highly motivated, organized and mature individuals willing to take on the responsibility of supervising and managing a herd of goats. The Ranch's “Goat Slope” is currently home to 10 goats, 50 hens, a pond full of tilapia, the “Honey Hut” (aforementioned cabin/kichen), and a developing orchard of jackfruit, nispero, lemon, grapefruit, durian, and rambutan. It's a magical space.