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

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Posted Apr 16 2016 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
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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.

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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

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