Des animaux pour notre ferme !

Help us buy cows and goats to make delicious cheeses on our farm!

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Des animaux pour notre ferme !

<p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>At last!!</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> We have found The suitable farm! A farm 45 km south east of Lyon, with a herd of 7 cows and 18 goats, a dairy and 50 ha to cultivate our cereals and feed our animals.</p> <p> We like it here and we hope you will too if you come and visit us.</p> <p> For now, there is a lot of work left to turn it into our farm and also to buy the equipment and animals from Jean Noël and Elisabeth, the current farmers.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_1161-1415997958" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>Where is the farm ? </u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> In the little village of Montseveroux, three quarters of an hour South-East of Lyon, just East of the Rhône valley.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Carte-1415620763" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>The history of the farm</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The farm is a family farm : Jean-Noël's parents and before them his grandparents, already made cheese with a mixture of cow's and goat's milk.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Jean-Noël has worked on the farm for the last 30 years with his wife Elisabeth. They built the dairy and increased their range of cheeses. They also organize regular activities on the farm for classes from local schools. When we met Jean-Noël and Elisabeth, we definitely thought we could keep this farm alive.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="2_lieu__2_-1415998012" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>What we want to do</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> To start with, Rachel and Thibault are going to work on the farm, to keep the current activities running. Thibault had also moved his bees near to the farm and wants to increase his number of hives.</p> <p> Angélique and Lionel are fully involved in the project and will officially join the farm once enough income is generated! Lionel wants to bake bread and Angélique will take on the educational activities.</p> <p>  </p> <p> All of the food will be produced organically.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Vachevre3-1415998819" src=""></p> <p> More importantly than officially being farmers, we are choosing a new lifestyle. We will produce our own food: there will be pigs, chickens, an orchard and a giant vegetable garden. We will also set up a room for listening to music, getting together for parties and all kinds of other activities that we haven't yet thought of.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>Starting out</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> To make it more affordable, we will start by renting the farm buildings and the land. We are buying all the equipment and the animals from Jean Noël. We also plan to make a few changes in the dairy, and need extra equipment to store and to mill the cereals for the bread making.</p> <p>  </p> <p> All this costs a lot. We are borrowing from the banks, which is no joke... and to avoid borrowing more than we can afford, we are asking for your help.</p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> What will your contributions be used for ?</p> <p>  </p> <p> There are 7 cows at 1200 euros each and 18 goats at 100 euros each. We are counting on your support to buy these animals to make the delicious cheeses ! If you are very generous, we will also buy the bull, the heifers, and we will increase the goat herd.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The more you help us, the less pressure we will have for the first few years.</p> <p> <img alt="Sand2069-1415397682" src=""></p>



  • 31 contributions
A big thank you yelled in the barn! You will also be allowed to try our cheeses!

Estimated delivery: March 2015


  • 31 contributions
You can hug the goat you contributed to buy. We will also organize a cheese degustation just for you! You may bring home cheeses to let your friend know how french cheese is delicious!

Estimated delivery: March 2015


  • 7 contributions
We will have a wine and cheese dinner at the farm. And if you wish, we will hide 5 cheeses in your suitcase to bring home!


  • 37 contributions
You can name one of the baby goat or cow born on the farm. A wine and cheese from the farm dinner will be serve and you may hide in your suitcase 10 delicious french cheeses.

Estimated delivery: May 2015


  • 1 contribution
In addition to the previous rewards, you'll get ONE CHEESE made on the farm MAILED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME... no kidding!!


  • 13 contributions
You can a ride a cow! After the wine and cheese dinner, you can choose your favorites to bring home and also a wonderful poster with all the different kind of cows you may find .

Estimated delivery: May 2015


  • 1 contribution
In addition to the previous rewards, you'll receive in your mail box 3 CHEESES made on the farm in the course of the following year... no kidding!!


  • 5 contributions
We will pick you at the airport and drive you to the farm to ride a cow and do all the work you wish on the farm! We will cook a nice boeuf bourguignon just for you and organize a wine and cheese dinner. After all this delicious food you might want to bring home as much sample as you can fit in your luggage!

Estimated delivery: June 2015


    In addition to the previous rewards, you'll receive in your mail box 7 CHEESES made on the farm in the course of the following year... no kidding!!


    • 1 contribution
    We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the farm. You will be allowed to do (almost) whatever you want on the farm. You may name one of the baby cow too! You will taste a delicious boeuf bourguignon with lots of wine and cheese. If you can make it happen you can bring home one of the farm animals! ... or maybe just some cheese and meat!

    Estimated delivery: June 2015


      In addition to the previous rewards, you'll receive EVERY MONTH FOR A YEAR in your mail box ONE CHEESE made on the farm... still no kidding!!

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