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LDS Family of 6 Looking for our Next Grand Adventure  RSS feed

 
Onica Hanby
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Location: Appalachian Trail
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My husband and I are in our 30's and we have four rather fantastic kids. James is currently hiking and filming a documentary along the Appalachian Trail. Since we are from the Pac NW and 6 months is a long time to be away from each other we are tagging along setting up base camp/studios along the way up the trail. We are currently in Roanoke, VA and are moving up to PA soon for a few weeks. It has been a great adventure and the kids and I get to see him on the weekends and get a little hiking of our own in.

But we miss having chickens. And rabbits. And growing a garden. And living sustainably. We do love adventure though!

For the last 8 years my husband has been a manager at Trader Joes. It's always been our intent to start homesteading but it just hasn't worked out for us. So we are looking for a place to land when he is done with filming in the fall. We both are hard workers. We homeschool. We believe in the value of education. We are healthy and love holistic and herbal medicine. We understand a little about permaculture and are willing to learn more. Sustainable agriculture is an important thing in our view. I also knit, crochet, spin, bake, cook, sew a little, sing, act, paint, craft, am a henna artist, and am looking into a few energy healing modalities to learn and set up a practice.

We are LDS (Mormon) and observe our faith daily and attend church on Sundays. We would love to be with preppers, other LDS if possible but it's not a requirement, sustainable and most importantly loving and kind people. We are looking for those who respect us and our beliefs as we respect others.

Anyways- we are pretty mobile right now. If you have something you think would work for us send me a message!

You can follow along with us at http://www.thepeasanthousewife.com
 
Kristie Wheaton
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Hi i just wanted to point out a thread i just put up, that you an your family might be interested in. http://www.permies.com/t/36980/labs/families
 
K Fox
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Hi, we ran across this post this morning. We have a place that might interest you that is currently for sale/lease. It is our home/farm on 80 acres in Wyoming's Bighorn Basin. Our area is largely populated by LDS and though we are not, we have gotten to know many LDS families in the area through our similar interests in sustainable farming, healthy living and country lifestyles. Our farm is currently being certified organic and we turned the fields back to pasture ground in order to run a rotational grazing (or management intensive grazing) livestock operation. We have sheep, cows, hogs, chickens, dogs, cats, fruit trees and lots of room for a garden. We just put in a smaller garden area right outside our kitchen this year. The land has water rights that date back to the early 1900s (this is a good thing in this area). The nearest town is Lovell, WY and there is a large and active LDS church there with 5 (i think) different wards. We are located by the Bighorn Mountains, lots of fishing, great hunting, hiking, camping, etc... We moved here thinking it would be a great place to be when times get tough. I could go on, but instead, invite you to contact us if interested in talking more about the place. We have a website that tells more about our farm and family and you can contact us through it - www.fortcauseway.com. The 'Contact Us' page has a form to fill out and we check email daily! We also have facebook that has a bunch of past posts about our place www.facebook.com/fort.causeway. You could PM us through it as well. It has definitely been an adventure for us living here, and while we are sad to possibly be leaving, we would be excited to see the place go to a family such as you've described yourself. I think you would find many kindred spirits here!
 
Ted Crowder
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Location: Willcox, AZ
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Come to Willcox, AZ! Your family looks very cool and I'd be super excited to have some more like minded folk around here. Willcox is in the middle of the high desert! Gardening is a challenge. Even if you don't wanna move here, you ought to stop by and visit. I thought I was the only Mormon interested in Permaculture. My wife's blog is www.lifewithtedandkelly.blogspot.com. We attempt to live sustainably and have recently purchased a home on 4.5 acres and have started to make improvements. We have a hugelbed and a keyhole garden and a herb spiral. Our land is primarily what I like to call "an unpruned native velvet mesquite orchard." We are planning on harvesting, milling and selling mesquite flour to fund capital purchases on our spot.
 
Onica Hanby
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Location: Appalachian Trail
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Oh, all very good replies and lots for us to think about! Permaculture is a "new" thing in LDS land so not many people know about it. Or it's just too far out there for them to consider. Slowly we can make a change! So many LDS are content with the status quo. Boy... if only they opened their eyes!
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/email
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