Hey everyone. My wife and I are currently living in our travel trailer on 5 acres of family land near one of the finger lakes. It is farmland, and we currently have a small garden we tend to. Blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb, bush beans, corn, and carrots are all doing well this year. Unfortunately we're told we can't live here during the winter because of the wind/snow. We're in the process of figuring out where to spend the winter, any tips on that would be super helpful. We don't plan to be on this family property forever - our plan was to find property to start our own, or join a community of likeminded peers that are interested in regenerative agriculture practices, and the mindfulness that is involved within treating the Earth, and all of its' inhabitants with compassion.
We're looking forward to meeting people that want to share knowledge and ideas that can make living a meaningful life, for those that choose to do so, a possibility.
Is there a place/direction you would like to go? That might give people a better idea of what you are looking for.
From most of the posts, people don't seem to want to go north. It is usually south and west. To me, and if it were 40+ years ago, I might agree. But weather patterns have changed and lack of water can be a very big problem...for a multitude of reasons.
Maybe you don't want to go anywhere and stay local. Familiar territory and culture is cool too.
Still, I respect people's choices. Especially when they are educated ones.
There are a few budding ecosystem-minded communities in the Finger Lakes region. White Hawk Ecovillage and EcoVillage at Ithaca are two of the more formal efforts that come to mind - I think those are both quite different from each other, in terms of cost, expectations and amenities.