Looking for a working, organic (sustainable a plus!) farm or community to live and work on with my 3 children. I have a wealth of knowledge and skills to provide the right farm as an asset to anyone needing help managing and bringing in new projects to create more revenue.
I have a degree in Animal Science (working with pigs, sheep, poultry, horses and cattle) with a concentration in Poultry Science. I was raised on a homestead with a dairy cow and beef steers, which eventually changed to dairy goats, also poultry and breeding rabbits. As well, I had the opportunity to raise feeder pigs to market weight. Since receiving my degree in Animal Science, I have been trying to find a sustainable way of raising food and animals. In 2014, I followed Joel Salatin's method that is adapted from Allan Savory, and mob grazed four sheep with moveable electric fencing, following them with an 8x8 chicken tractor. I will be doing this again in 2015, slightly amended by mob grazing lambs for slaughter, following them with ducks (for eggs) in the poultry tractor, until I begin my move in August. Wherever I move to I will be bringing my two enterprises with me, including my own livestock guard dog. If needed, I can put in perimeter fencing to keep the dog in while grazing the sheep.The sheep and duck/chicken projects can all be expanded exponentially.
I have grown an organic garden every year, starting most of my plants from seeds.I have managed operational gardens from ¼ - ½ acre in size single handed, and have sold produce at Farmers' Markets. I have experience operating midsize John Deere and Ford 8n tractors. I can do just about anything on the farm, and am eager to learn more-anything I'm not familiar with I can learn quickly.
I am independent, have an excellent work ethic, and I would like to put my skills to use where they can meet their full potential. Please let me know and I will be happy to send you my references. If you would like to ask any further questions, please contact me, I'd be happy to speak with you further.
Will consider farms in Oneida, Vilas, Lincoln and Langlade counties in Wisconsin.
Have you heard of/looked into The Draw Permaculture Sanctuary? They're up north near Bayfield, not sure whih county that is. I spent some time there last Spring and was extremely impressed with their knowledge and devotion in regards to living sustainably. If you never have, I definitely recommend checking the place out! All the best.