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Jules Harrell
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Location: upstate NY near MA/VT
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Hey ya'll. We are a small 18 acre homestead on the NY/MA/VT border with about 60 raised beds, llamas, bees, weimaraners and cats. Our land abuts literally thousands of acres of wild and beautiful forest. We grow both wild plants (goldenseal) out in the forest, veggies and fruit here on the farm, and many medicinal herbs. We also grow ginger in our larger greenhouse, basil and peppers in our cattle panel greenhouse. See this link from my article in Countryside Magazine if you want to build one yourself: http://www.countrysidemag.com/articles/build-a-cattle-panel-hoop-house/

If you are local to the East Coast, drop a line to schedule a visit. We have spoken to several people already and have someone schedule to come for the month of May this spring. We have a great time every summer with our farm helpers, and would love to have either one person or a couple. Last year we hosted a mom with her toddler for five months (!). We are open minded and it's pretty sweet here. Pretty chill too. If you want to learn more about a gentle way of growing food that connects person to animal and plant spirit, please see over three years of monthly articles in the Honest Weight Coop Scoop entitled The Gardener's Diary.

More about us: We take care of our animals both holistically, with herbal remedies, and using standard veterinary practices with the support of our local country veterinarian. We just built a sling to help one of our llamas regain its health. This llama should have died, but instead, it is making a recovery. I give the llama ginger, cayenne, cinnamon in molassas every day, in addition to herbal remedies and medicine suggested by my vet. Our cats and dogs and bees are treated the same way.

I practice and teach yoga locally, while my very yogic husband is into Aikido. We ride bikes, sail, rock climb, hike, and in the winter, I'm a ski patroller in VT on a snowboard, trying to keep up with my husband on his snowboard LOL. I work in the EMS field, and teach yoga at the local prison. At the prison, we are also instituting a staff wellness program, in addition to our inmate run greenhouse project which is up and running. I am also deeply involved with Kripalu in West Stockbridge, MA.

I hope to find people who are in line with our healthy lifestyle. Of course, why else would you be on permies!

May there be peace and joy for all beings,

Jules
photonicgirl@hotmail.com
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Jules Harrell
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Location: upstate NY near MA/VT
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Here's the link to the Gardener's Diary articles:

http://www.hwfc.com/page/coop-scoop---2010-to-present-160.html
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