Weathertop: Farmer Opportunity in Richmond, VT

Posted on September 12, 2019Last updated 3 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Farmer or farm family

Property Location:

Richmond, VT

Total number of acres available with this property:

100.0

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

2.0

Acres of pasture:

15.0

Acres of forested land:

80.0
Farm Information

Water sources present

Available

Types of water sources present

Drilled well
Shallow well or spring reservoir

Water sources details

Drilled deep well, disused dug wells(2) and springs.

Barns, sheds or other structures

Available

Farm infrastructure details

Main barn (near the house) is a combination sheep and horse barn with a hayloft. 2 of the 4 used sheep pastures have 3 sided wooden sheds. The other two have temporary shelters with plans to build a combination cabin/sheep house in the uppermost pasture. There is also a small lambing shed attached to the house and a feed storage/tack room.

Farmer housing

Available

Farmer housing details

The house is a 3 story hillside house - 7 bedrooms and 4&1/2 bathrooms. One bedroom is used as office space, and 3 others are for rent. Our family uses the other 3 bedrooms and 2 of the bathrooms.

Equipment and machinery

Available

Equipment and machinery details

L series Kubota tractor
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent
Additional Information

Description

We would like to find a farmer or farm family who is interested in living with us in our extended household while we slowly make a transition to selling the farm and property. We are looking for someone who is interested in continuing and/or expanding our Icelandic Sheep Farm which includes milking and raw milk business, as well as wool, meat, pelts, and horn sales and the breeding and selling of registered breeding stock. We are also interested in utilizing the recreational resources nearby and adjacent to our property to add more agri-tourism opportunities to the property. There is also an opportunity for organic herb and mushroom gardening, as well as adding more fruit trees. We also breed and keep Icelandic Chickens and Muscovy Ducks for eggs and meat. They have a permanent chicken house in back of the house near the barn. Currently, we are members of WWOOFusa, Workaway, and HelpX, and we have year-round volunteer help through those organizations.  

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