Above: Good Farming Apprenticeship Network
participant Washburn-Norlands Living History
Center, Hebron, Maine USA, is a Living history 19th century farm.
Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Sheri Leahan, Director
290 Norlands Road
Livermore, ME 04253
Living history 19th century farm.
Source of power: oxen, occasional tractor.
Oxen are used for: work in woods, garden, hay rides, ice cutting,
445; 30 in hay, 400 wooded.
Other livestock: cows, sheep, pigs, chickens.
Skills offered in: 19th century historical research and interpretation,
curatorial duties, maple syrup making in season, equipment restoration;
seasonal farming activities, museum management, animal husbandry,
Work hours: 8-40 hrs/wk, negotiable; may include nights and weekends.
room possible; 1 months minimum.
- Apprentice must:
have a high energy level, initiative, enthusiasm,
a sense of humor; love to farm, like to work with animals, enjoy working with
children; be comfortable with outhouses, kerosene lamps, and woodstoves
for cooking and heat.
- Visit first: required.
- Trail period: yes.