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the old windmill dairy
Po Box 834
52 Paso Ranch Rd
McIntosh, NM 87032
Contact: Michael Lobaugh, Ed Lobaugh
Last Updated: 08-13-2017
General Description: Apprenticeship/Internship Application Details
The Old Windmill Dairy - Baby Feeding
OWD Apprenticeship Application for 2015-2016
The Old Windmill Dairy is a premier goat and cow milk cheese maker. We milk 4 Jersey Cows / 150 Nubian and Saneen Goats. All the milk collected is hand crafted into Artisanal cheeses sold throughout New Mexico and Arizona. Everyday is a cheese making day with over 26 varieties of cheeses made.
The farm is located just north of Estancia, NM. We are an hour east of Albuquerque and an hour south of Santa Fe, NM. We are situated in the high desert about 6,400 foot elevation. The farm experiences four full season of snow, rain, occasional wind, monsoon rain showers, hail and magnificent serene beauty.
Internship Starts: 09-01-2017
Internship Ends: continue
Number of Interns: 2
App Deadline: on going
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 to 9 months
Meals: Interns are given a stipend to buy groceries and are expected to manage the stipend to buy groceries and prepare there own foods.
Skills Desired: Applicant should be self motivated organized and eager to help. High School Graduate or GED. Farm or Dairy experienced preferred. The farm is a non-smoking, drug free environment. We are seeking applicants that want to learn the craft.
Educational Opportunities: We are looking for someone to help us with our cute baby goats. The applicant will learn to provide care for the mother goat and baby goat during birth and afterwards. Once the baby goat is born it will need to be dried and fed with a bottle. The intern responsibilities will be to look after the nursery. There are more opportunities for interns who are interested in milking and making cheese. We are accepting applicants for 30 to 120 days from January thru May. Summer internships are available for the person interested in learning to make cheese, help at farmers markets and food shows. Interns will also gain experience in learning marketing and selling goat cheese if that is interest as we often need help at food festivals. We are recruiting now for the Fall/winter Season. Baby goat feeding interns will need to start the end of January and stay at least amonth but prefer until May. We would be delighted to host an intern through the Summer as there is always work to be done on the farm.
Stipend: $130.00 per week which include food stipend. Additional bonuses available based upon performance.
Housing: Community Sleeping Quarters, Separate Community living area, includes wifi and nice amenities. The farm is situated in a the serene farm lands of Estancia Valley. We are an hour east of Albuquerque and an hour south of Santa Fe. The farm is quiet and remote from the city life. However close enough to enjoy hiking, biking, camping, outdoor activities and the allurement of the city.
Preferred method Of Contact: email or call
Internship Details: The selected intern will receive experience in herd management, milk production, sales, marketing and production. Average work week is 40 hours. Some weeks vary and you might work less while other weeks deman more hours. We believe in working with nature. During kidding season we all put in extra hours to take care of the new baby goats and the freshened milking does.. The intern will received days off, room and board and weekly pay. Interns should have a valid drivers license and a good driving record. Most farm vehicles are standard transmission.
Interns will assist staff in:
Tending to Aging Cheeses
Packaging of cheeses
tracking of production
Milking Goats and Cows
Tending to animal needs
Feeding Baby Goats
Selling at Farmers Markets
Helping with Farm Events
Helping with Cheese Production
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