sheep dairy intern wanted
We need ewe! Bonnieview Sheep Dairy in VT is seeking a summer intern for 2011. You'll learn all aspects of sheep dairying, including pasture management, milking, cheesemaking and aging. Other jobs may include helping with haying, the garden and the chickens. There is a swimming pond, and a converted horse barn to live in for the right person. Contact: [email protected] - 802-755-6878
Bonnieview Farm is a sheep dairy located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and has been in the Urie family for four generations. The farm is a mixture of rolling pasture, hay fields, and woods, where Neil, Kristin, Linden, Nell, Maeda and Tressa Urie live and farm.
We milk 180 ewes from May to October while they are on pasture, and make three kinds of cheese with the milk. We raise lambs for meat, and make various products with their wool, including yarn, wool duvets and felt slippers, and we also sell individual fleeces to spinners. We sell our products at farmers' markets, local stores and restaurants, through some local distributors and mail order gift boxes in the fall. In addition to the sheep, we have a breeding pair of pigs, a flock of laying hens, two cows, a llama, a dog and a cat.
Our cheese has been sold at Formaggio's Kitchen in Boston, MA, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Murray's Cheese Shop and Artisinal in NYC, and was featured recently in the December issue of the Brown Alumnae magazine.