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Stephanie Lockyer
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Greetings All!
We are a family of four reaching out to see what opportunities are out there! We are interested in permaculture homesteading one day, but for now we are looking to increase our knowledge and experience in related tasks. We hope to find a farm, ecovillage, or other live and work situation where we can develop these skills.
We are an ecofriendly, hardworking couple with two wonderful children ages 10 months and 2 years old.   We currently live in The Dalles, Oregon where I am presently a stay at home mother and my husband, Caleb, is a fly fishing guide and carpenter.  This Steelhead season (until November 2016) will be Caleb’s last season as a guide.  We will then be ready to begin a new journey and hope to find a homestead/farm/caretaker position where we can live, work and learn with our children. We are hoping to find work in the Northwest, preferably Idaho or Montana, but are open to other locations out west.

We are both competent and hardworking individuals capable of working alone, with a group and taking leadership roles when necessary. We offer different experiences with our previous jobs, which have helped shape our work ethic and desire to work, live, and prosper sustainably. A few of our combined skills include:

Carpentry, finishing work and concrete
Landscaping
Organic gardening, cooking and housekeeping
Extensive backcountry skills, experience with pack mules
Trail construction/maintenance
Web design (founded nonprofit org)
Photography
Wildlife field research (living remotely, GPS, aerial/topo maps)
Revegetation work and invasive species removal

We are both committed to the environment and being part of a local food system, and
we're always encouraging others to do the same.

We will gladly provide resumes once we start a conversation.
Hope this finds you well, and we hope to hear from you soon.

~Stephanie & Caleb Lockyer

Picture:Our son, James, tending his veggies
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Deb Stephens
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Location: SW Missouri, Zone 7a
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books dog food preservation forest garden goat trees
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Your son is beautiful! And he has the same shoes I do. Too bad you are only considering the west. (You sound perfect for sharing a spot on out homestead in Missouri.) Good luck to you!
 
Laura Emil
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I share Deb's sentiment - you look like folks I'd welcome here!  Best wishes to you!
 
Diane Harrington
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Don't know if you'd be interested.
I'm looking for a partner(or partners) for the farm- The farm is over 18acres(18.57 acres) it's beyond organic. Never had synthetics used on it. I know the history of the farm back over 200yrs. (possibly one of the oldest "organic" farms in the state!).
Farm has:
Amazing soil(ancient fertile soils). Power and water on both ends of property good strong and pure water in wells and pump houses, Several driveways for easy access, pastureland, Greenhouse(34' x 48' heavy duty double polycarbonate with 6' tall sidewalls), 2 spring fed ponds, barn, outbuildings. Ancient heritage orchard, Old and second growth, mainly coniferous, trees (aprox. 5acres), berries, and open areas that are mostly old pasture areas, fenced and some areas cross fenced. And gardens. I am leasing the farm with option to buy.

What i have to contribute is:
my own home that I own free and clear (a house and 5acres with two smaller greenhouses).
I've been working on or with this farm most of my life.
Personally have over 45 yrs of extensive  knowledge of greenhouses. Built, worked in and also managed many greenhouse/nurseries. Managed, worked, and lived on farms. Have gathered, raised, collected, isolated, selected, bred, harvested, stored and processed seed since I was 5yrs old. I Know animal husbandry, basic first aid, and horticulture. (working in these areas my whole life)
A degree in botany mentored by the eminent Dr. Carl Withner.
I have an approved business plan.
Several ages of herbal and wild crafting wisdom handed down through the generations.
Working knowledge of homesteading and survival experience (40+yrs.). Animal trainer.  Teacher. Also have a Listing of and present inventory of native plants, butterflies, moths, reptiles amphibians, birds, mammals, bees, insects, etc. on farm (some species quite rare). Plus an inventory of plants growing and being raised on the properties and in the greenhouses. Horticultural supplies. Rare snd unusual farm and domestic Animals. Fairly large reference library (2,500 books. Some rare and unable to find on internet) and at least that many miscellaneous reference and classic books.
A farm truck.
I have personally lived next to the farm over 48 yrs.
If you are interested please feel free to contact me for more information at:
ziggycatnap@yahoo.com
Sincerely
Diane
 
D Daniels
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Location: SE Central Oregon, future vision seems to be in the pines though : )
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Hi Stephanie, I sent you a PM  : )  ...please let me know if you are stilllooking and if mine is of interest... after a little more remodel there could be an entire wing of the house separate for family  : ) DD
 
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