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Land Area11-40 acres
How many acres are available for agricultural production1
Current UseLarge Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard
Water SourcesPond/Lake, Well, Irrigation system
Are water rights available to these sources?yes
What are the soil types on your property?Sandy loam with areas of clay and sporadic river rock closer to river. The gardens have been amended with additions of manure and/or compost, some of which have formed into raised beds for vegetable, fruit and flower production. One area is tarped and ready to prep for cultivation.
Please describe the available housing:Unique small house - 650 sq ft home with mudroom and decks. Wood-heated, wood is supplied for 2018-19 winter, with an agreement that quality dry wood be replaced before leaving. All appliances including triple-basin sink, fridge, outdoor freezers, fireplace, wood-fired cookstove, new washer-dryer, dishwasher, shower, toilet, etc. Other perks. Bedroom is located in the loft accessible by a gentle 'ladder'. Suitable tenant(s) will kindly adopt the two awesome indoor-outdoor cats who manage the place. Dog door in mudroom for cat-friendly canine. Suitable for 1-2 people (one bedroom), with possible space for a flexible child. Farm helper/wwoofer quarters possibly available in separate travel trailer/camper.
Wooded area on property behind garden to explore.
Must have 4WD or AWD and good tires in winter months.
20-25 minute drive to town, 2 minute walk to lake.
Structures/EquipmentBarn or shed for produce, livestock, or equipment storage, Animal pens, Deer fencing, Greenhouse or Hoophouse, Milking facilities, Irrigation equipment, Tractor or other tools, Electricity, Other
Please further describe the structures or equipment that are availableGoats have a barn with stalls, stanchion, and a pasture separated into two paddocks. Chickens have a coop and run.Misc equipment: Snowblower, small tiller, weedwacker, numerous assorted farm tools(shovels, rakes, pitchforks, hand tools, etc.) There's storage shed that needs to have a side lean-to finished to create additional space. No tractor.
Land TenureCropshare, Lease, Partnership, Open to other arrangements
Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher?Yes
Please elaborate on your willingness to mentor or advise the entering farmer or rancher:Happy to share my expertise and knowledge gained through gardening for 16+ years and raising Alpine dairy goats for 9+years. I love to talk gardening and goats.
Are you currently living on the farm or ranch?Yes
Do you intend to remain on the land?Yes
In your judgment, which crops/agricultural purposes are best suited to your land and which would you support on your land?Large Animal (cattle, sheep, goats), Small Animal (pigs, rabbits, poultry), Dairy, Vegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Other
Please elaborate on the crops/agricultural purposes that are best suited to your land:Mixed vegetables, berries, orchard fruit, flowers, herbs. Goats, Laying hens.
Please summarize your long-term goals regarding your land:We are seeking a suitable renter(s) for a tiny house here on our small farm. Discounted rent in exchange for weekly help with the small herd of dairy goats, chickens, and gardens. Only those with a genuine interest in working with dairy goats and gardening need apply. Plenty of produce to be shared in season. The gardens are a work in progress. There is also an opportunity for the renter to cultivate new ground for their own use or for market. Must for the soil: to continue to be cultivated organically (certification not required) and with great care. For the house, outbuildings and infrastructure to be treated with care. We are also creating bird and insect habitat. Preference given to long-term tenants.
What kind of additional training/information would help you with the transfer process? Please check all that apply and feel free to elaborate below.Production, Decision making, Specializations (organic, sustainable)
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