"There should be a special school for the younger ones. Fathers and mothers are to be placed on the land, and parents as well as children are to be given an education.
Promising families are to be brought in and settled upon a piece of ground as large as shall be deemed best.
In connection with the school there should be an experienced carpenter who can teach the fathers and their boys how to build their homes, which are to be neat, convenient, inexpensive buildings.
The mothers should be taught how to prepare food hygienically, and how to care for the sick."
Ellen G. White - 14 Manuscript Release 215.2
At Mourning Dove Farm, we are certain that Ellen White spoke of a place where families, couples and singles could live "in the country" while learning the skills needed. Not only to survive, but to thrive.
We are moving forward in developing that "Special School".
I'll never forget what Danny Shelton, of 3ABN Television, said years ago about the time he asked God; "How can I start a television broadcast company with nothing?"
God answered Danny with a question... "What do you have in your hand?" Well Danny had very little. Just enough money to purchase some diesel fuel and dig the footings for their first building... but that's just what he did! And God has been blessing 3ABN ever since!
While agriculture is at the core of our educational program, homesteading includes much more than just planting and harvesting.
Courses we are developing include:
Short-term training programs range from 1 to 3 months. These classes will be more focused with less hands-on farm experience.
Whether you are single, a couple or a family, at least one adult in that relationship will serve as an Intern at the Farm for 6 months.
The Internship is the initial training period and a time to develop your skill and knowledge. If married, the spouse or rest of the family may also be involved in the program, depending on age and circumstances.
After the 6 month Internship, an application can be made for the 12 month Apprenticeship. In addition to continuing your education, this period may be used to start a business and locate country property of your own, which we may be able to help with. You may also be able to share in the Farm profits.
We're working on our compensation and tuition structure. But for now, if you're interested in what we're starting, drop us a note, or give us a call and let's discuss the possibilities.
Mourning Dove Farm, LLC has secured a beautiful 80 acre parcel with cultivated crop land, large sections of timber and many sites for training, relaxing and staff housing.
We are looking for key individuals, couples or families who have farm, construction or development skills and are looking for a country living transitional project. Compensation is negotiable.
The Farm is located in the "4 Corners" area with many recreational activities including camping, biking, snow skiing, river rafting, 4-wheeling, national parks and more.
Mourning Dove Entrance waiting for a new gate and landscaping
If you would like explore the possibility of joining us at Mourning Dove Farm or stopping by for a visit, please drop us a note, and we will contact you with more information along with our Application.
You can also email us at: email@example.com
Mailing Address: HC 64 Box 3703, Castle Valley, Utah 84532
Sunday - Friday: We Work, Learn and Play
Sabbath: We praise God for His many blessings and tender mercies.
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Our Physical Location is: 4200 County Rd. S, Dove Creek, Colorado 81324