NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT!
Please help us extend a warm welcome to High Breeze Farm in Highland Lakes, New Jersey to the Farm Stay U.S. website.
This family operated 165 acre farm is located adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and surrounded by Wawayanda State park, which gives it a secluded feeling while still being close to area attractions. High Breeze Farm grows organic fruits and vegetables for their CSA and farm stand, as well as 100% grass fed beef, pastured pork, and free range eggs. Their family Jersey cow provides milk and guests can enjoy the opportunity to make butter and cheese.
The High Breeze house is a private 3 bedroom + loft home, with the capacity to sleep 12. It has a fully equipped kitchen for self-prepared meals. Guests of all ages are welcome to observe or participate in daily farm activities. Weddings, family reunions, and other special events may be held at the farm.
To learn more and plan a visit, check out the High Breeze Farm listing here on Farm Stay U.S.!
(Photos courtesy High Breeze Farm)
The alpacalypse is coming! Here, this llama will explain...
Okay, all jokes about the end of the world aside, farms are
great places to learn a skill or two that might see you through
some tough times -- or at the very least, impress your friends at
parties. (Seriously. Homemade cheese? I would be so impressed while
I hid it all in my purse to take home.) (I like cheese, is what I'm
Day 5 - Bread, Butter,
and Cheese Making; Canning
and Preserving; Soap Making; Teaching
Farms; Teaching Ranches; Cooking
Fresh, whole ingredients, usually straight from the source. A
knowledgeable farmer or rancher to teach. These are some invaluable
The Farm Stay U.S. search
page can help you find all kinds of new skills to learn. Just
click on "Show More Search Options" and select an activity to see
what our members have to offer.
When I decided to raise backyard chickens three
years ago, I consulted books and the internet, as it is so easy to
do these days. But books and web forums didn't prepare me when one
of our hens broke her leg. As a girl from the suburbs, whose only
real outdoor chores growing up were weeding a lawn or raking
leaves, I laugh now (and cringe a little) to recall our dash to the
vet's office to have them put a splint on that little chicken leg,
when, really, I could have handled it myself.
There's a self-sufficiency that comes from trying things on your
own, trial and error, and necessity. However, if we have the
foresight to seek help and knowledge from our community, we can
accomplish even more.
In Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a
Consumer Culture, author Shannon Hayes interviewed
Los Angeles homesteader Kelly Coyne who says, "you need community.
The best way to do any of this is to have someone show you how to
do it. I think a lot of these skills are not easily taught by
books, and when you're a person who's not been raised doing any of
these things, whether it's preserving or growing or dealing with
small stock, it's all very mysterious. You spend a lot of your time
going, "Well, what is this?" Like, "What's this spot on the plant,
why is my chicken doing that?"
Our farm, ranch, and vineyard members know about community, and
the importance of sharing knowledge. Guests can get started
learning a variety of skills straight from the farmers and ranchers
who practice them every day.
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Along these same lines, this September, Mother Earth
News and Grit magazines are
hosting International Homesteading Education
On their website, you can find workshops, open houses, and other
events, all centered around neighbors teaching neighbors and
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gardening, renewable energy systems, raising livestock (including
backyard chickens), real food preparation and preservation, fiber
arts, and more.
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