Located in the Yukon territory 35mins from Whitehorse, in a boreal forest setting, mixed lodgepole pine, spruce and aspen forest. We have lots of wild cranberries, fireweed, wild roses and Labrador tea.
We are still in the planning phase and still 4 months away from starting our construction projects (Greenhouse w/ rocket mass heater, raised beds, chicken coop, drilling well and home renos). We will be starting many of our plants indoors.
Our challenge is we just moved into our place and there has never been any growing of any kind. The property was previously a racing dog kennel. We will be using the existing dog pens for our traditional gardening areas. Year 1 will be about building soil and seeding our small fields 2 x 1/4 acres with hay, clover and other similar forage. I have set aside an area for a food forest and hugelkultur beds. We are planning haskap, saskatoons, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries as well as some appletrees. We are aiming high but due to the short summer season we will have to prioritise our efforts.
Anyone interested in helping with some experience (if possible) and handy with tools would be very welcomed. We can offer a guest cabin. Lots of canoeing/kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and outdoor activities right at our door step.
Me and my partner are looking to come up to the yukon to potentially buy land and homestead. I have been working up there for three years as a hunting guide with midnight sun and my boyfriend is a blacksmith. We wanted to find an opportunity to stay there for the summer/ winter though before we bought land or fully commited to get an idea of what it would be like to live year round! I grew up on an organic farm and we are both currently living on a permaculture land project on Denman Island B.C. Im interested in your project, and potentially coming and helping you guys. if you want to email me more details my email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
When will you be needing help (the soonest/latest)
If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.
- Edison, Thomas A.
Location: Annie Lake Rd, Yukon
posted 4 years ago
I guess last year we were not yet ready to host anyone. Since last year we've developed some garden beds, built a chicken coop and raising chickens, built a large covered shelter and drilled a well.
This year I have ordered some bees, we are building a greenhouse, putting up more garden beds, planting a bunch of shrubs, raising some meat birds, starting a grey water garden and bunch more depending on time.
We will be relocating our prospector tent and offering it out free to anyone who is willing to give us a hand and do the occasional house sit and watch over things during our late summer canoe trip. You will have access to space for your own gardens, well water, as much wild space to explore while hiking/biking, foraging for wild edibles including several kinds of edibles mushrooms and wifi. This is not a full time job and it is not one of our expectations though we can keep you busy if you prefer. We live in a great area for wildlife and nature viewing though we will make sure you keep your spot clean to be bear safe (Blacks and Grizzlies are very common). Having your own transportation is preferable.