Alpaca farm in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

Southampton, Nova Scotia, Canada

2-5 acres

About

Message
  • Opportunity available:
  • Mentoring
  • Internship
  • Available facilities and equipment:
  • Housing
  • Fencing
  • Other
  • Preferred arrangement model:
  • MOU
  • Available acreage:
  • 2-5 acres
  • Soil type on farm:
  • Clay
  • Loam
  • Sand
  • Other soil type
  • Current farming practices:
  • Ecological production, but not certified
  • Conventional
  • Current land use:
  • Hay or pasture
  • Woodlot
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Vegetables
  • Preferred farming experience for farmer:
  • No preference
  • Desired farming practices by a new farmer:
  • No preference
  • Agricultural products I am interested being cultivated on my property:
  • Fruit/berries/grapes
  • Herbs
  • Hay or forage
  • Livestock
  • Vegetables
  • Years experience of new farmer:
  • No preference

Farm description

Beautiful 14-acre homestead with a large two-storey house and a well-maintained barn. Three acres are wild blueberries, two acres are pasture, and most of the rest is wooded, providing all the firewood necessary to heat the home. We used to have a nice herd of alpacas but, due to a family split, the alpacas are gone. I want to rebuild the alpaca herd and the fibre business that goes with it, as well as working toward zero waste and self-sustainability on food and energy.

Farm opportunity

I would love for some aspiring farmers/homesteaders to come and live with me. We'll share in the household expenses and, if everyone is grooving, it could become a long-term communal living arrangement.