When you find yourself in over your head, ask for help. Well, thats what I am doing here in this forum. I am in over my head managing a 130 acre farm in Vermont. This place is a gold mine, and a unique situation. I do not own the farm, but the owners intend to pass the farm ownership to me if our partnership is successful and the business sustainable. There is housing, equipment, barns, greenhouse, and animals already in place. What this place needs is people to properly manage the existing animals and plants. I am looking for people who have a passion for permaculture, and a realistic mindset for operating a business. There is about 90 acres of mixed woodlands, 30 acres of pasture, and the rest is buildings, ponds, and streams. The property is on a south facing hill, and in a hilly region. If you think this might be of interest to you, I would love to talk about the details.
Just a little about myself so that you know me a little better. I grew up in Baltimore but always wanted to settle on a place with a pond so that I could have otters. I know that might not be realistic now, but I love nature and want to live in a place that is full of many types of animals and plants. I love yoga, guitar, working outside, playing and working with friends. I love food, sports, and relaxing by the fire. There is a place for work and there is a place for relaxation. There is a time and place for social activity and there is time for reflection and meditation. Money is a tool, that helps our dreams progress in the right direction, not something that needs to be feared. There is a need for vision, but also a need to be grounded and realistic. I strive to be a better person everyday by doing the little things right. Openness in communication is key to moving forward in relationships of any kind. I would love to go on, but I gotta a lot of work to do. hope to talk to some great people soon.
I know this isn't a helpful reply but, I was just wondering how you went about falling into this arrangement with the landowners. Was this a personal connection or is this perhaps a duplicatable process for those equally desirous of getting in over our heads? Best of luck.
Location: Esmont, VA
posted 3 years ago
I found out about the farmers through a website called vermontlandlink.com. I have actually heard of and seen a few other opportunities in the Vermont area that are siniliar to mine. If you are interested I can pm you some info. Farms always need new people to take the reigns, it is just a matter of finding the right sitiation.
Hi Gabriel. I am 22 year old male from Northern Ireland, UK, who is looking for a community to work with, learn with, use the land around us to the best of our ability with the least amount of impact (or most) and living in a home which will be self sustainable.
I have done 1 year in construction and engineering, 1 year in carpentry, 1 year in butchery and 1 year in horticulture. I have not been able to stick these courses out as I tend to get bored easily doing the same thing all the time.
I am a very hands on type of person who enjoys working and working hard at that. I find animals people and nature outstanding and that we are being completely manipulated by tv and our governments.
I have previous convictions due to stupid immature mistakes and to the government doing me over.
I know where I want to be but just not sure how to get there