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Oak Hill Family Ranch

California, United States
MESA Notes – Public
Website :
http://www.oakhillfamilyranch.com
Blog, Online Newsletter, etc. :
https://www.facebook.com/oakhillfamilyranch
Public Contact Information:
[email protected]
 

Private Host Information

Name:
Misty Muhlestein Muhlestein
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone:
9257683381
Address:
2345 Hess road, CONCORD, California, United States 94521
Mailing Address(if diff. as abov)
 

About the Placement:

Detailed Placement Description

Garden, Homestead, Permaculture, Vegetables, Dairy, Ranch/Livestock, Vegan friendly.
We have owned the ranch since 2016, and are still at the beginning stages of building a farm. So far, our efforts have resulted in a large chicken coop, filled with 27 chickens. We also have goats, sheep, a huge garden, rabbits, cats, a great Pyrenees dog, a miniature pot belly pig, 14 hogs, a donkey , and a Holstein dairy cow and soon a honey bee colony!

We are three minutes from town and a bus stop. The bus will take you anywhere including the Bart station, which will take you to all of the nearby cities (San Francisco.)

Our family is big, we have seven children, so we don’t have a ton of time to explore with you however we can drop you off at the bus any time =-).

We are a family centered farm, and also run agricultural homeschool program during the day, we have an in-law unit for you to stay in, while we build a tiny home wwoofer house.

Primary Production :

Cattle, Dairy, Pork/Swine, Poultry, Sheep, Vegetables


About the Internship:

Availability:

Accepting Stewards

Training Hours:

32 hours

Training Expectations :

We work five days a week 6 or 7 hour days, usually breakfast at 8:00 and begin work around 8:30 which may include feeding the animals, clipping hooves, shearing wool, managing animal health, cleaning stalls, coops, gardening or working on compost. We also have classes three days a week on Agriculture for children. Steward would assist the teachers with meal prepping, lesson planning and clean up. We are looking for people who can be reliable and have knowledge or training with gardening, livestock, possibly with building or fencing, and also comfortable with children and animals.

On-Site Training, Steward’s primary activities :

Assisting teachers with agricultural classes, as well as assisting with gardening, grounds maintenence and animal care.

Climate and Location Description

we live in one of the best locations in california, warm usually eight months out of the year. gets cold and rains in the winter, however no snow.

Compensation :

$200/week, room with bathroom, Free, daily food, Health insurance* (will enroll/maintain/provide as part of the Steward’s compensation)

Accommodations and amenities provided :

Three meals a day with lots of fresh fruit and veggies for snacking, room with bathroom, laundry, internet, phone as well as rides to town

Preferred start date :

anytime

Preferred length of internship :

12 mos.

User ID:

oakhillranch

Mesa Notes – Internal:

01/2022 update: Misty emailed that they moved to UT so no farm at present…

Status:

Inactive

Admin Only – No Notification:

No Notifications

Your Job Title:

Owner

Do you have separate mailing address? :

No

City:

State :

Zip Code:

Host Fees. $175 Steward assignment confirmation, plus $225/month/Steward.:

We can pay the basic fee to support MESA’s program and services.

Other Placement Activities:

Agri-tourism, Composting, Farm business planning/ record keeping, Meat slaughter/processing, Youth education

How many Stewards would you like to host:

1

Placement description:

Garden, Homestead, Permaculture, Vegetables, Dairy, Ranch/Livestock, Vegan friendly.
We have owned the ranch since 2016, and are still at the beginning stages of building a farm. So far, our efforts have resulted in a large chicken coop, filled with 27 chickens. We also have goats, sheep, a huge garden, rabbits, cats, a great Pyrenees dog, a miniature pot belly pig, 14 hogs, a donkey , and a Holstein dairy cow and soon a honey bee colony!

We are three minutes from town and a bus stop. The bus will take you anywhere including the Bart station, which will take you to all of the nearby cities (San Francisco.)

Our family is big, we have seven children, so we don’t have a ton of time to explore with you however we can drop you off at the bus any time =-).

We are a family centered farm, and also run agricultural homeschool program during the day, we have an in-law unit for you to stay in, while we build a tiny home wwoofer house.

Average training hours/week:

32 hours

Climate and Location description:

we live in one of the best locations in california, warm usually eight months out of the year. gets cold and rains in the winter, however no snow.

Are you willing to host a Steward whose English proficiency is below 30%?:

No

Please list your two nearest airports, and approx. driving distance to/from the training site.:

Oakland and San Francisco are around 45 min to an hour away.

We have previously hosted a MESA Steward(s):

No

We have hosted or currently host J-1 interns/trainees in another program:

Yes

Reference 1:

Mark (on file)

Reference 2:

Kristin (on file)

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