[FILLED] Farm/Ranch Team Member Needed in Colorado

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Merrill's Family Farm

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Carbondale, Colorado
Job Type
Full Time
$15-20/hr Contract Labor
Date Posted
April 7, 2015

position filled

We are looking for someone to join our team and to contribute to the growth and success of a beautiful vision. The property boasts beautiful Sopris views and is abundant with life. We embrace and are inspired by nature and our connection with it. The property hosts horses with a holistically managed boarding operation for horses, pastured pigs, cows, chickens, and rabbits. There are gardens and this summer we will be creating more gardens for plans of a CSA the following year. The property also provides creative spaces for craftsman and artists to be inspired by and to work with elements from nature.

We are looking for hard working, reliable, honest person to be a part of the team and contribute their skills, heart, and mind to this vision. The position is for a full time ranch employee who is career oriented. Someone who enjoys working living in the beautiful Mountains with a passionate hands-on team. We appreciated self-starters with an open mind willing to learn. This individual would help with feeding, watering, pen cleaning of horses, and livestock. We encourage at least 2 years experience working around horses. An individual who has done fencing and is mechanic inclined is very desired. Comfortable around horses, cattle, and pigs. Experience with haying, operating equipment, welding, and handy man skills are a real plus. We have a vision that includes everything from a large permaculture project, intensive grazing, pasture management, fencing, caring for horses and livestock.
This position is open now and potentially can be seasonal but would prefer long term. Room is possible for the right candidate.

Please see below for the qualities and experience we are looking for and the responsibilities of the position.

Hard worker
Self starter
Must speak English
Detail oriented
Strong values
All around handy person
Enjoys nature growing food and caring for animals
Time management

Horse handling, care, and feeding
Cow experience
Fencing experience
Steward of the land
Livestock experience
Sincere care for animals and their well being and quality of life
Jack of all trades

Feeding and watering horses, cows, pigs
Cleaning 9 horse stalls and paddocks
Watering vegetable production
Possible greenhouse management and construction
Irrigation management
Fencing construction and maintenace
Rotating animals on pastures
Construction projects
Barn maintenance
Vehicle maintenance

Tags: agriculture, permaculture, animals, husbandry, Zebu, Large Black Pigs, fencing, watering, feeding, hay, horses, management, team, holistic, construction, building, forestry, organic, biodynamic, farm, mountain gardening, produce, farm store, milking, cheese, bees,

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