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Starting in 2018:

Blue Ledge Farm offers a seasonal position, Feb 1- Sept 1, or therabouts. You will have the opportunity to experience spring and summer on the farm. February is barn time! With time spent focused on our does freshening (birthing) and the raising of kid goats, milking, as well as some cheesemaking. Spring brings maintenance around the farm, the height of grazing, milking, as well as cheesemaking, the occasional farm tour, haying, and more haying, and farmer's markets on occasional Saturdays.

We offer:

An on-farm apartment with full kitchen, bath, all utilities included, plus an hourly wage for 30-40 hours per week of work. Garden plot is available for your use. A seasonal job with us is an opportunity to experience first hand the realities of a commerical dairy goat and cheesemaking operation. We are available and open to answer and all questions relating to our farm and business.

We ask for:

A positive approach to hard work and menial tasks. The right individual is able work independently both in the barn and cheesehouse and has a willingness to adjust work schedules to meet a variety of our and our staff's needs. We expect the utmost attention to detail, both in the cheesehouse and in the barn. Thirty to forty hours of work a week includes, but not limited to: feeding and milking our 150 goats, cleaning barns and equipment, assisting in all aspects of cheese production, helping package and sell cheese and being a "second hand" in occasional herd management tasks. Lastly, we have two children and so we place emphasis on bringing folks onto our farm that will be good influences in their lives.

Dairy farming and cheesemaking is a lot of menial, repetitive work and our corner of Vermont can feel very rural (8 miles from nearest "downtown")! A vehicle is essential to meet your needs. Realize that you will be working hard and can feel isolated at times. That said, we love what we do and think our corner of the world is astoundingly beautiful and rich with great people!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2018. PLEASE SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST, RESUME AND THREE WORK REFERENCES BY NOV 20

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