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Property SP0009 - Organic Artisanal Goat Cheese Facility and Residence, Quebec, Canada

We have given this property a rating of 4 on our Sustainability Rating. This is based on the following answers to our questions. Please note that the answers are given by the owners and are not validated by us.

House Construction?
Stone and cedar shingles over stick construction.

Roof Construction?
Shingle.

House-insulation?
rock wool & closed cell foam sheets.

Roof-insulation?
rock wool.

Window-construction?
Wood

Window-glazing?
Double glazed

Window-shutters?
No

Heating-house?
electric from utility hydro turbines and also passive solar from solarium. Wood system is in place as alternative. House is sited so a thick forest protects from wind but southern exposure is full.

Heating-water?
electric from utility hydro turbines.

Cooking method?
all new electric energy-saver appliances

Electricity?
mains

Water?
Drilled well, tests absolutely pure every year and tastes delicious

Food-production?
Approximately 1,000 square feet of raised garden beds (stone and cedar walls): potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, beans squash, carrots, salad and cooking greens, culinary and medicinal herbs, blueberries, raspberries, black currents.

Income possibilities?
Goat cheese production and wholesale distribution and retail sales all active. Consistent 33% profit over operating costs during 20 years of being small and big. Production facility and wholesale markets have A LOT of growth potential.

Owners opinion on sustainable features?
We have been homesteading for 27 years, using the animal waste for the gardens and the garden waste to augment the animals' diet. We have been caring for the goats and ourselves herbally all this time and are in excellent health. We started with one goat so our home-birthed baby daughter would have something healthful to transition to as she grew. All the rest of the farm grew out of that. We have made "living the dream" a sustainable, profitable reality.

Other?
One of us is a painter who wants to slow down and only paint and garden at this point. The other of us wants to slow down and also try some new projects. We will pass on a wealth of lived experience to new owners, and always be only a phone call away for any question.


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