We've been researching and viewing acreage in the Central New York (Camden, Canastota, Verona) and SW Adirondack (Little Falls, Stueben, Boonville) regions for the last four months. I'm hitting between 12-30 acres depending on quality and location.
Putting this out there to the stars -- is anyone else in the same boat?
We're recognizing the next "notch" of budget drastically increases our acreage gain and experiencing that our neighbor options aren't always ideal (read: a lot of commercial farming OR strictly absent, NYC folk who buy and then hold--who knows what they will ever do with it).
I'd love to find like minded parties interested in a long term homestead; we want to create a haven for generations to come.
We're both 31, I was raised on a farm in the county with ultra frugel depression era grandparents, recently relocated from NYC (progressive, social, fast . Interested in minimum: greywater, humanure, hugelkulture, foraging, natural building, free things/garbage reuse, goats & chickens, solar ovens, wind power. Mostly vegetarian except from good sources, financially stable (cash purchasing will get us a great deal!) and most of all OK WITH A WINTER SEASON!
Possibly interested in other NE states, lets chat!
jamie + ben
(PS - re: below, we were all dressy for a wedding, obviously