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Homestead and Sculpture Garden Apprentice needed at our old granite quarry site in Sullivan, Maine near Acadia National Park. We have a large well-established organic vegetable garden with greenhouses, fruit trees, bushes, bees, and chickens.
Offering room and board in exchange for help; stipend depending on situation. WIFI available, private shower and bath. Housing available in cabins, gypsy wagon, the boat or tents.
Our compound is open to the public as an outdoor art gallery and stone sculpting studio. Must be self-motivated and a good team player. We ask 4 hours daily during the week. Opportunities: gardening, forestry, boating on the bay, carpentry, cooking, and much more. Pristine quarry pool for swimming, paddle boarding, hiking/biking trails, and a sauna. This is a great opportunity to try out large scale gardening as well as sustainable practices in herbalism and permaculture. Open to individuals, couples, and families. Visit our website at www.stonedesignss.com to see more, or reply here for questions.
There is so much potential here, for someone wanting to really engage in new projects. We have rabbit hutches, the opportunity is here if you want to bring in goats, sheep, etc. Gardens are well established. Stay through fall, or it could become a year round thing for the right folks.
 
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Cool offer Obie.  If I didn't have to hold down a job I'd be applying in a flash.
 
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More years have passed since the years of my recollections than my age was at that time. The time in this musing doesn't matter to me though, what I recall is timeless. My circle of friends growing up on an island in coastal Maine crossed over Obie's circle of friends. In the late 1980's into the 1990's this region was rich with strong traditional local fishing families (my stock) and creative, artistic, worldly folk who settled there because of the natural beauty and the local folk who while a bit xenophobic accepted all as who they were. The xenophobic and 'salt of the earth' local families actually attracted many rich/famous people to the region, if we had heard of or recognized rich/famous people we didn't really care who they were and left them alone. We had to take our lobster boats out to the bay at 4:00 every morning, having our world that they couldn't connect to made theirs seem like no big deal. Those folks could live a normal life, gas up their old 'Maine car' and get groceries without being asked for an autograph. The crossover between the two groups were the artistic families like Obie's who had a connection to both worlds. Obie and I were present at the same place probably less than a dozen times but my memories of these times are cherished. I remember he had an amazing family, the surprises never seemed to stop (Everyone in his immediate family seemed to have names that hadn't been used since the 1700's), (the family makes fireworks??) ((his brother was one of the strongest men on the coast and didn't fight?? (In the context of a kid from a fishing family this was a profound revelation at the time)). Through interaction with Obie's crowd my musical horizons expanded, I learned to appreciate art and was exposed to other cultures. What I'm trying to express here is that any opportunity to work with Obie is more than an opportunity to learn his amazing work, it is an opportunity to connect with a person and place that could be life altering. It was for me.
 
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 I am interested in more information... I am at this very time looking for a chance and a change.. I am in my late 40's and looking to move.. I am in a relationship so i have a significant other. My partner is a student full time however it is online, so that would not be a problem there...
 
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