I think one of the smartest things to do is to have lots of people on the land at the same time. Get the animals on the land. Get through that initial hurdle. The first year will be ten times harder than the second.
In two of the cases, there is woman that is camera happy. Currently taking big heaps of pics and pushing them up on the internet.
At the same time, the whole rmh dvd thing started with 20 people saying "I can't make it - can you take video? I'll pay!"
So my first thought is: I wonder if a bunch of folks would get together and put some funds in to have somebody crazy about cameras show up. Maybe the promise is to post pics to this forum twice a day
what about setting something up at "wethetrees"? Folks can start a crowdfunding thing to get moved. Maybe a "reward" is to take pictures of what folks want to see: sunset; sunrise; pigs; goats; meals; morning circle ...
paul wheaton wrote:Kadence,
you are, indeed, one of the two women i was thinking about.
I think your campaign should last for about seven days.
I think a blog would be good. And you could create a thread here for each blog entry.
You need to come up with rewards. I think you will find the folks in this forum are really good at brainstorming stuff like that - you just gotta get the ball rolling.
K. Johnson wrote: She seems like someone with a lot of determination and enthusiasm. Plus her animal skills. Trained butchers/small livestock folks aren't a dime a dozen. I am snooping around for some kind of local place where she might be able to transistion with her animals and butcher skills - so she can get herself oriented. It's pretty clear her heart is in the Farm project and she wants to be here yesterday. So if you have any ideas about a transition place maybe send her a PM. .
K. Johnson wrote: With regards to making a vid, i'd be happy to give it a try but as I said I'm pretty gimpy and don't come across as a person with lots of vitality. .
K. Johnson wrote: Re the Husp protected quarter, I am searching my closets for all-leather shoes with leather soles. Hide and sole gave me a couple names of moc-makers in town and they also sell heavy leather and kit stuff. I'm pretty sure I could assemble my own pair of rudely crafted leather mocs with sinew, maybe rabbit hide glue, wood buttons. Would be fun. I do understand your husp comcept. Organic cotton shouldn't be hard to comeby. Or at least second-hand wool and cotton item, until sources for organics are located. .
K. Johnson wrote: What news of the Base Camp?.
K. Johnson wrote: P.S Kadence storage out on the hwy with fences and security run 38$/mo for a 5x10 walk in (Vigilante) also there is copperstonestorage.com (also high security) who charge 90$/mo for a 10x20 with garage door. Google Missoula storage. You can get better rates with lower security.
Christian Shearer wrote:Hi Kadence, I have to be truthful, I don't fully understand what you are trying to do from reading this post, but I believe you have it right.
If you want to raise money for some specific, clear aspect of a project, then you can do that on WeTheTrees. If you reach your goal, you get the money (less the fees), and if you do not reach your goal, all the money gets fully refunded to those who have contributed.
The key is to promote your campaign and get the interest up. WeTheTrees certainly is not a site where you can post a campaign and the contributions will come flowing in from strangers. It does happen a bit, but at least 90% of contributions are from people connected to you or who heard about the campaign from your promotional efforts.
I would say 7 days is pretty quick, unless you already have the people lined up to give to your project. 30 days is a great timeline as it gives you enough time to get the word out, but not so much time that the campaign becomes old news.
I hope that helps.
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K. Johnson wrote:
With regards to making a vid, i'd be happy to give it a try but as I said I'm pretty gimpy and don't come across as a person with lots of vitality. I would be better suited to a sort of mini photo journalism projects with observations and ideas that would be specific to your landscape and local plants native or not. After things get to leafing out and blooming, or as soon as you are comfortable, I will come out for a walkabout, take some pictures and notes and do a writeup to post hereabouts.
K. Johnson wrote:Re the Husp protected quarter...
Very basic shoe. Ankle high, fringe, leather ties. The moc thing might be something Kadence would be up for. (ping Kadence?). So I'll make a short list of what I know about organic clothing ideas. Most of it is $$ tres chic. A seamstress in the house would be good.
$3500 for two weeks.
And then there is the promise of what you are going to provide - after all, this is a business deal. You are going to provide to the world (perhaps - I am making a suggestion here) a daily vlog. It will be posted on youtube. It will show the stuff you are doing and the stuff others are doing.
$10 - get your name listed on a video "paid actual cash dollars to see their name here"
$25 - select a topic for one episode, or be able to ask a question of a person
$40 - get listed on the video as the supreme executive producer with bacon, cheese and sparkles - for one episode
$100 - do a reenactment with sock puppets
$100 - will add a photo of somebody in to make it looks like they are there!
Then have stuff where a person can do 10 questions for $200 and stuff like that. Maybe an episode will ask two or three questions!
Mike Underhill wrote:A couple reward ideas that appeal to my brand of weird:
$100 - long term password access to "Bonus Footage" that includes raw/unedited versions of the videos that you post for general consumption. (This might later become a subscription service that helps fund ongoing feed costs).
$50 - you get to name a baby calf
$30 - name a baby sheep (or whatever cute baby animals can be expected in the reasonable future)
And make sure to get word out to Paul's Pod People during the fund raising drive.
Best of luck!
Miles Flansburg wrote:Kadence, Can you get buffalo calves?
Any experience raising them?
Just to plant a seed here. Not sure how you will feel about this.
If you raise a buffalo to a fairly good size, say two years. Then auction off the rights to harvest the animal. I believe you/Paul could make a large amount of money for each animal. I know there are big game hunters who travel to farms just to shoot a buffalo. The meat is prime. A tanned cape/hide is prime ( Brain tanning in a traditional way could even bring in folks for a seminar.) and skulls are prized. To the right market all parts of the animal can be offered.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:You're right, this covers many categories, though I think the best fit is education. Both for you and for others via your videos and pics.