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Marianne Cicala
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Hello~

We have about 7 acres cleared in the middle of a 90 acres piece forest land in southern VA. We are looking at expanding the crops and growing/propagating in hoop houses this winter, converting a pole barn to a proper structure and simply need an extra set of hands & ideas. We live in a reclaimed 1800s log cabin & can offer room/board to start with a % of net profitability from crops etc and are certainly open to more permanent arrangements/life lease of land to the right person within a bit of time. We have a nursery in a nearby town (we're really deep in a forest) where we also sell the organic produce we grow. My husband is a blacksmith but happy to "labor" as he puts it whenever needed. We've reno-ed many homes, have a good working construction knowledge.
We have begun to utilize permaculture and you can check out some of my posts to get an idea of the direction we're taking.
We're pretty conservative, are passionate about a happy environment and trying anything new that makes sense. We're certainly willing to lob off some dirt for a personal garden; however, the kitchen garden is available to share. We're looking to partner with someone that does have a working hands in the dirt knowledge of growing with a lean to permaculture. Cigs & cigars are consumed, but NEVER in the cabin proper. We have a couple dogs, a 1/2 wild cat and a chicken yard waiting to be occuppied next spring. We're kicking around adding a couple pigs, are meat eaters, have no problem with anyone that enjoys hunting for consumption as the woods are filled with deer & turkey.
If this is of interest to anyone, please pm us so we may begin conversing. Our time frame is late Sept. early Oct. ish and the duration is certainly open for discussion, but we aren't looking for a short term wwoofer for this slot.
Thanks!!!
M

 
Mar Barak
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Hi Marianne,
Contact info?
thanks
 
J Jones
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Is this still available? I realize it's a bit late. Thanks
 
Marianne Cicala
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We are currently pretty full, but are talking with people interested in coming in Jan. when our "bunk house" will be finished. Please p.m. me and we can chat.
thanks!!
M
 
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