Goat Fiber Farm
Ithaca, New York
If you are
interested in getting some experience with hoofed animals but aren't
crazy about cows, here's an opportunity that may interest you.
Laughing Goat Fiber is located on a 50-acre farm in upstate New York,
near the southern gateway to the spectacular Finger Lakes region.
Ithaca is a great place for young adults, being the home of Cornell
University and Ithaca College. It is much like Burlington in the sense
that it's a cosmopolitan town with a dynamic community. Laughing Goat
has become well-known for their fiber products, breeding program, and
animal sales. They are committed to sustainable agriculture
and are currently experimenting with movable shelters, winter grazing,
rotational grazing, etc. They have several species of goats.
Intern responsibilities involve all of the farm activities: animal care
(hoof trimming, shearing, feeding, tagging, medicating, kidding, moving
animals, etc.), equipment care (stacking hay, fence repair, tour set
up, building shelters), fiber work (spinning, dyeing, skeining,
Laughing Goat Fiber accepts interns throughout the year.
Room and board is offered and they can be flexible about schedule
and arrival/departure dates. However, interns are expected to be
to fill out a schedule and make every effort to arrive as planned.
For more information about their internships, see: www.laughinggoatfiber.com/internships
Contact: Lisa Ferguson
Laughing Goat Fiber Farm
1485 Mecklenburg Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Internship information: http://laughinggoatfiber.com/internships/
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