Tenderfoot Farm and Artist Retreat, in Ashland, Virginia, is looking for a couple or single person to bring it to life. Trained in Biodynamic farming or organic practices a must. First hand experience with pigs or chickens a plus, or a willingness to do the research. An ability to use a chainsaw and fill a wood shed a plus. The ability to build fences and animal coops a plus. Having an artistic vision a plus. You are reliable, friendly, artistic (music, cooking, visual), keep an immaculate house, enjoy people and can share your space, have an immense need to grow things, and are a non smoker. In exchange for your gifts you will be housed free of rent and enjoy 2 houses and 93 acres to yourself most of the time, with occasional visits from us and artists.
Please submit an introductory letter about yourself, your farming experience, and your vision along with your résumé.
Some duties (but not all):
- 2-5 year commitment
- Maintain grounds, yards, fields and roads
- Plant and maintain garden, and fruit trees
- Perform minor repairs on house, shed and grounds
- Build new chicken coop
- Clean houses and prepare beds for arrival of guests (3-4 times a year)
Must have your own equipment or be willing to rent it. Gas, Electric and Internet (if you choose to have it) is your responsibility.
We look forward to hearing about you.
Raasa Leela and Charles de Montebello