Volunteer Opportunity

Linda Voith whollycow at earthlink.net
Sat May 29 14:56:22 EDT 2010

*Volunteers Welcome at Goshala (Animal Haven) and Sustainable Farm in 
Southwestern NY
Activities at the farm include:
Hand milking two protected Jersey cows. Feeding and cleaning stalls for 
7 cows and 6 goats. **Morning and evening thanksgiving fire 
ceremonies.** **** Learning compassionate animal training and healing 
modalities. Making milk products, such as yogurt, butter, cheese and 
ghee in small batches. Installing and maintaining electric fences for 
paddocks in a pasture rotational grazing system. Planning, planting, 
weeding and harvesting in an organic vegetable (and strawberry) garden. 
Baking bread. Selling farm products at a farmers market stand. Playing 
with kittens. Putting together newsletters, and videos of the animals 
and farm activities. Also included are washing dishes, pots and milking 
equipment. Mowing lawns and/or managing the animals who mow our lawns. 
Greeting Guests to the Goshala, (farm animal haven).

We are located 2 hours west of Ithaca and 35 min from Alfred University. 
It is a very rural area. There is a county bus system; the farm is about 
1 mile from the bus stop. We need help at any time of year, summers 

Accommodations available in a solar guest house, (electric use is 
limited at this time). Expect adventures learning to live in a house run 
by an off grid solar electric system. Vegetarian meals only,  (we do 
cook with the milk from our cows who receive lifetime protection, 
however we do not allow meat, fish or eggs). Family atmosphere. No drugs 
or alcohol use permitted on the property.

Common Sense, Self Determination, Love of Animals and willingness to be 
ready to work by 6-7 am are of paramount importance. (Lots of free time 
during the heat of the day, work resumes again in the afternoon).  
Carpentry skills are a plus, but not necessary.  Expect to help with, 
(or live around), some light construction this spring and summer in the 
solar guest house, (ie drywall, painting etc...) If you have 
construction skills, occasional  employment opportunities available. 
References required.* *

Jason Laracuente
**whollycow at earthlink.net* <mailto:whollycow at earthlink.net>
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