Good news: one of our apprentices received a job offer from a place he has been wanting to work for a few years! Bad news: he is heading there in a few weeks.

This means that we are losing a highly skilled and already trained apprentice. So we are looking for another apprentice. If you or anyone you know is interested in working on an organic farm for the season, please send me an email kate@stonycreekfarm.org!

Things to know about our farmstead:

We all live together - shared meals, shared common spaces You will become a part of our farm family, at times you will work with different members of our extended family - including our parents and our young children - Apprentices have access to full bathroom, washing machine, full kitchen - Living space with shared sleeping quarters - Access to internet, phone, and our great book & magazine collection - 8-10 hour work days - 6 days a week - Room and Board including our own meats, eggs and produce - We make our own bread, yogurt, sauerkraut (among many other things)

The sort of work will you be a part of: gardening - planning, crop rotations, planting, weeding, cultivating, transplanting, mulching, saving seed, harvesting, cleaning, packing for sale and CSA shares farm chores - feeding and watering animals, moving sheep and cow fences, collecting eggs, checking on health of animals, brushing & milking a dairy cow design/building - using tools both hand and electric powered, designing new construction, working with different materials, building root cellar, shower house, new apprentice housing preserving - collecting, harvesting, washing, lacto fermentation, freezing, drying, preserving in oil, jellying, butchering poultry, yogurt and cheese making eco-tourism - cleaning platform tents, stocking farm store, giving farm tours, welcoming guests, baking bread and meals in an outdoor wood fired oven Outreach and education - writing entries for our blog, creating flyers, designing workshops for children, helping with day camps

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The sunny days and cold nights mean that it's time to start gathering maple sap.  Today Cia, Isaac and Kate set about doing that with sap buckets that we got at an auction years ago and taps borrowed from our farmer friend Karen.  More on this topic as we get into the process.

Lucia, Isaac and Patrick

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The weather has taken a turn this week....I can smell September in the air. All of you headed to the farm for a stay in the next month should bring along a cozy sweater and some woolly socks. If you are coming towards the end of the month, long johns or some under-layer for the mornings and evenings would be smart.

All of a sudden our nighttime temperatures the last two nights have been below 50 degrees. In the farm house we are mindfully closing our windows at dusk  to keep the chill out.

We haven’t started our wood stove up yet. But I do love to walk home at night and see all of the tents lit up from the candles and wood stoves. And in the morning I see little strings of smoke dancing up from each tent’s chimney. Such a lovely thing to huddle around with a good book or a little one.

In other farm news: Garlic is being cleaned and braided this week. We have separated out our boy sheep from the females to prevent any early lambs arriving next year and am expecting a new member to our farm family tomorrow..check back to see who or what it is!!

-kate

 

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