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  • Posted April 16th, 2016
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    Work / farmshare opportunity for someone interested in farming, smallholding, forestry, livestock, mushrooms or building stone

    Work / farmshare opportunity for someone interested in farming, smallholding, forestry, livestock, mushrooms or building stone

    Here’s a very interesting opportunity for a budding smallholder – either paid work or farm share, near Totnes in Devon. Over to Richard:

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    We are looking for a person or a couple to do a farm share / farm enterprise with. We have 50 acres near Totnes and a large barn & decent farm yard with 3 phase electricity.

    We’ve just had a change of direction after 6 years and want to find someone who will help with yard work (driving teli-handler & loading hay & splitting / cutting logs), and also doing office work.

    In return we can either look at paid work or a Share Farm Enterprise where you can do forestry, stone work, growing or mushroom logs here. People would be welcome to have animals.

    We currently rent some of the land at £100/ acre / year and it is suitable for stock, hay, silage and growing.

    slate-wall

    We’re  not looking for horses or donkeys on the land, but would consider chickens, beef cattle, pigs or sheep.

    There is a 100,000 ton pile of unused slate suitable for stone walling or cutting with a stone cutter and selling for building stone.  It would also be very saleable for sculpture.

    There is a 60 ton pile of seasoned hardwood suitable for planking or sculpture or wood turning. Oak, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Elm, Cherry, Hazel, Ash.

    There is 6 acres of ash that needs felling in the next 10 years and either turning into firewood or processing as timber.

    We’re not really looking for short term wwoofers, more a longer term business partnership. Accomodation can be provided on site.

    Our details are [email protected] / 07817 975025

    log-pile


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    5 Comments

    • 1johnhson April 16th, 2016

      What a fantastic opportunity – wish I was a little younger (and braver) – I’d have been on my way to Devon now!

    • 2Yvonne April 16th, 2016

      Great! And I wish to be more flexible but have a 4year old daughter ? and am a gardener of ancient (autentic) vegetables and fruit bushes, only!

    • 3Carla S April 16th, 2016

      Hi, how do we get in contact ith you?

    • 4johnhson April 17th, 2016

      The contact email and telephone number are in the article just above the picture of logs

    • 5Richard Smith April 17th, 2016

      Position now CLOSED.
      We have had a large number of applications over the weekend.
      I am going to discuss ideas & take it forward, with a narrower plan of what is offered.
      Thank you for the interest.
      Richard

    • 6johnhson April 17th, 2016

      Congratulations. It would be really interesting to know how things turn out for everyone.

    • 7Pat rowan April 18th, 2016

      Who owns the farm? Is it to be collective ownership ?

    • 8Graham May 2nd, 2016

      It says above.
      [email protected] / 07817 975025

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