Hofbeschreibung:We are an Austrian-American family (Christoph 1976, Nessa 1979, son 2005, daughter 2008), former WWOOFers ourselves, living on a farm on the sunny side of a valley overlooking a small town in southern Austria. We do many things on our farm: we raise cows, turkeys, and sheep on pasture for meat, and chickens on pasture for meat and eggs, and we also have a few ducks, rabbits, and cats. We have a large vegetable garden for our own use, a fruit and nut orchard, not to mention 22 hectares of forests and a high meadow on the mountain (an Alm) where our cows go in summer. We are also in the middle of several farm and barn renovation projects. Additionally, Christoph has a part-time job off the farm. Our family and farm language is usually English and we are looking for WWOOFers who can speak at least some English. (We are all fluent in German, and one of us speaks (rusty) French and one of us (rusty) Spanish.) We practice NVC and permaculture, we enjoy meeting people from around the world, and in our free time we variously kayak, hike, bike, swim, play soccer, read, sew, and play guitar/ukulele/keyboard/fiddle/Ziehharmonika.
Häusliche Situation:Single family: Nessa, Christoph, son (2005), daughter (2008)
Viehbestandbeef cattle - varies between 10-20; chickens (broilers) - varies between 0-300; chickens (layers) - varies, currently around 10; turkeys - varies between 0-50; ducks - 2 + ducklings; sheep - 8; cats (they are also inside the house!) - 3; rabbits - 2
Fläche, Flächenaufteilung, Flächennutzung:10 hectares meadows (including vegetable garden for home use, fruit and nut orchard); 22 hectares forests; 120 hectare community summer meadow (Alm)
Was sind die allgemeinen und grundsätzlichen Ziele Ihrer Arbeit?Soil-building, carbon-sequestering, biodiversity-increasing food production. We are also interested in community-building, learning and education, and personal growth. See our website for more information.
Welche speziellen Fertigkeiten können WWOOFerInnen bei uns erlernen?Rotational livestock grazing, vegetable/herb gardening and companion planting, food processing, orchard management, simple wood construction techniques, fence-making/repair, making herbal remedies, holistic management, non-violent communication.
Kurze Beschreibung der Aufgabenbereiche/Einsatzgebiete der WWOOFerInnen:Depending on the time of year: feeding and taking care of animals; simple wood construction, renovation, and clean-up projects; food processing (drying, freezing, canning); help with processing, packaging, and selling meat; distilling fruit into Schnaps and making cider; starting seedlings; growing, weeding, transplanting, processing vegetables and herbs; orchard management; fencing projects; permaculture projects....
Unterbringung:We have adapated a barn loft into a thre-season WWOOFer area, with cots for sleeping (bring your own sleeping bag).
Bio-Zertifikate / Welche Landbaumethoden werden benutzt?Since Spring 2018 we have been in the transition period to becoming a fully organic-certified farm. Our chickens and turkeys are already fully certified.
Biologisch bewirtschaftet seit?2005
Welche Produkte werden am Hof erzeugt?Pasture-raised meat (beef, chicken, lamb, turkey) and eggs
Maximale WWOOFer: 2 Gesprochene Sprachen: English, German, Spanish, French
Wir nehmen WWOOFer in den folgenden Monaten auf:Jänner, Februar, März, April, Mai, Juni, Juli, August, September, Oktober, November, Dezember,
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