Dancing Goat Farm – Labor for Lessons

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Dancing Goat Farm Labor for Lessons

Rockingham County, NC. Looking for people who live close to me who would like to learn about sustainable living, organic gardening, building a cob oven and rocket stove, canning, making cheese, goats, chickens, ducks and how to transform a 1/2 acre into a permaculture paradise, while they are waiting to make their move off grid. There is a learning curve to all of these skills. It’s always better to have some of them before you make your jump.

 

I’m not fully off grid yet. I heat with wood and the new 30′ x 32′ greenhouse will be heated with a rocket stove come winter. I’m still lusting after my solar set up. Reclaiming the old farmhouse well is still a work in progress at Dancing Goat Farm. One of the former owners thought filling it in with dirt and booze bottles was a good idea.

 

Oak pallets are much heavier at 62 than they were at 55. Some things I can’t pick up by myself like the chicken house. (It’s tipping over because the bunnies thought underneath it was a good place to dig tunnels.) I need help! If you want to learn, get your hands dirty, plant a row of your own vegetables this year give me a shout. I planted 8 fruit trees this month. 4 more are on their way. The concord grapes are in but not the white and champagne. The avocados, pomegranates, figs and olive trees have to be planted in the greenhouse. In May the lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, coffee, cinnamon and banana trees have to be moved to the greenhouse. The two clawfoot tubs have to be moved to the greenhouse because after a long day on the farm nothing is sweeter than enjoying a glass of wine while soaking under the stars.

 

 

 

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3 Simple Organic Fertilizers That Can Power Your Garden!

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The Power of Organic Fertilizers! Let’s face it, sometimes your vegetable plants need a little boost. When it comes to the dirt in the garden, vegetable plants can consume a lot of the trace elements, minerals and nutrients in the soil that are

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The Top 5 Myths about Organic Gardening

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The Top 5 Myths about Organic Gardening Growing your own garden is great in itself, you get fresh fruit and vegetables for your family, you save money plus the satisfaction of self-sufficiency. You might have been considering organic gardening for the additional health benefits, but there are some naysayers out there that make it seem …

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The 4 Big Keys To A Great Garden – And A Happy Gardener!

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I have long been a believer that you don’t need to have a “green thumb” in order to have a great garden.  In reality, what it takes is a combination of a few simple things – like patience, a consistent and persistent approach, a

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5 Natural Garden Sprays For Combating Insects, Pests and Animals

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When you rely on your garden to provide a large portion of your family’s food – you want to make sure that the food coming out is as healthy and pure as possible. For us, that means using ZERO pesticides and

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Join the Backyard Gardening Revolution!

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Join the Backyard Gardening Revolution!Recently, I came across Roger Doiron’s TEDx talk.  If you don’t know Roger, he’s the Founder and Director of Kitchen Gardens International.  

Kitchen Gardens International‘s website describes the organization as “a 501c3 nonprofit community of 30,000 people from 100 countries who are growing some of their own food and helping others to do the same, both near and far. Their mission is to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve greater levels of food self-reliance through the promotion of kitchen gardening, home-cooking, and sustainable local food systems.”

Roger’s presentation is inspiring. If you’re still on the fence about gardening, I hope you’ll be motivated to get started after you see this video. Because as Roger says…Gardens grow good food. Gardens grow healthy kids and families. And gardens grow important economic savings for families. It’s time to take back your power and join the backyard garden revolution.  

Are you ready to join the revolution? 

Have you always wanted to try gardening but you’re beyond clueless where to start? 

Are you afraid at-home gardening leads to failure instead of flourishing crops? 

No worries, I got you covered. I created a free guide just for you. Start Growing Fresh Food Today (in 3 Beginner-Friendly Steps).

Download It Here 

I’m here to help so don’t hesitate to shoot me an email.

Cheers,

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What’s In Your Food? Grow It – And You’ll Know It!

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Sadly, the majority of food products that end up on the dinner table today have been grown with heavy doses of synthetic fertilizers, sprayed with tons of pesticides, and then are processed to contain a seemingly endless list of preservatives. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that the effects on our long-term health are anything but good.  In fact, all of the above have been linked to a plethora of health risks from cancer to diabetes and everything in between.  Maybe it’s time we all start to take charge of our own food sources – and grow a little more of our own food. There is really only one way to ever know for sure what is in your food – and that is to grow it! And believe me when I say that the health benefits go far beyond just eliminating the harsh and sometimes deadly preservatives that are found in nearly all of the commercially grown and processed food today. In fact – growing your own organic-based vegetable garden covers every aspect of a healthy lifestyle – from getting a dose of fresh air and sunshine (a great and NATURAL source of Vitamin D), to the exercise gained and […]