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Farm hands wanted [Jan. 25th, 2013|01:06 pm]
So I answered a help wanted ad. I'd like some money..
It looked pretty good, in Ferndale (!), part time. New local Dahlia Farm. I kind of decided (even before speaking with them) that they should hire me because I was just the person they were looking for.

Here's how this has gone so far..

Hey Sarah,
My name is Nicole, and Doug is my husband and we co-own Almand Dahlia Gardens, along with our business partner, Sam. We would love to have you come out to our farm for an interview. I will check with them to see when would be a best time, but the sooner the better. Let me know what your schedule looks like the next couple of days and we will go from there. Thank you for applying to our ad. Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for the quick reply!
My schedule is pretty open so almost any time would work. Tomorrow morning I have an appt in Eureka but after that I'm free.

Thanks again


Hey Sarah,
I'm sorry to inform you that we have filled the positions, but thank you so much for contacting us. If anything should open in the future I will contact you. We may begin some volunteer work too, if you are interested in that. Best Wishes, Nicole


would it have helped to mention that I can weld, as well as many many other handy skills??



Are you a welder or fabricator with your own tools? What other skills do you have? Let me know. Nicole


Yes I have my own shop and tools and I do fabrication with mild steel. I raise dairy goats and I make goat equipment to sell; stanchions, feeders, etc. Do you need something built? i can also work with lumber and have basic woodworking tools..


I am 54 years old and have been farming and ranching most of my life. I can probably build most anything out of steel or wood.
We have carved our little homestead ourselves out of lumber from our trees. My husband and I built this house we live in; I am moderately competent doing drywall, tile, flooring, more competent with rough construction, framing, roofing.

I have raised most livestock, although not much with pigs
I ran a commercial goat dairy by myself for almost 7 years and all of the skills needed to keep that going. I can run a tractor, make hay, build fence, establish and maintain water systems, repair most equipment ( not so good on engines, tho),
I can shear my own sheep, spin and weave, knit, crochet, felt etc with the wool. I can sew. I make dairy products from the goat milk such as yogurt, hard and soft cheeses, ice cream.
I have worked on many commercial cow dairys and as a cow milk tester.
I have worked with horses since I was small; I am currently training a POA pony to drive a cart..maybe you have seen us trotting around town?

I have grown huge gardens that provided us much of our food, as well as exotics such as dye plants, medicinals, cotton, peanuts, wheat. I have worked as a gardener for others.

I am a pretty good photographer.

Ar any of these skills something you could use? I am not interested in volunteering...

thanks so much for your reply..I felt I didn't even have a chance of telling you about myself. I am pretty handy..and your ad did say "mature"..!


Hi Sarah,
You seem to have many skills that would be useful to our farm. We would love to meet with you sometime in the near future. We are still in the process of moving and setting up our farm. If you would like to call and possibly schedule a meet and greet we would possibly be available some time over the weekend.
Thank you
Doug Almand

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