Yesterday my husband and I met a young family stranded in our neck of the woods with a dead battery, and no finds to replace it. Initially I offered them $20 and inquired about their journey and how they found themselves stuck. After learning a few more things about them I handed over another $30, and our conversation continued. The young mother told me about Permies.com and raved about the information and opportunities it contained, hubby made a mental note, they were heading for Sage, Ca and I asked how much they had raised toward the $95 price tag on the new battery and decided to hand over the last $20 bill I had tucked deeply into my pocket. I commented that I had sold two chickens that morning and was passing it on to them. They must have thought I was nuts! LOL but truth be told, my husband Brian and I are in the process of downsizing my flock of back yard chickens in preparation for a move. We decided months ago that we wanted to sell our Mc Mansion and buy rural land to homestead and develop with permaculture and have been working towards that goal ever since! Stopping to help out this young couple was really a blessing! Brian had Permies.com up on his phone the minute we got home, we read through many posts and replies and the more we read the more excited we became! None of our friends or family "get" what we wish to do with our lives and we are "nuts" for wanting to sell our home and live a simpler life, so finding a group of like minded people was a god send! I want to thank the young family heading to Sage for telling us about this site! If you happen to see this please let us know that you made it safely! We are very grateful for having met you and appreciate the information you shared with us!
With much gratitude,
Location: Melbourne FL, USA - Pine and Palmetto Flatland, Sandy and Acidic
posted 5 years ago
Kathryn Peulicke, welcome to Permies! Anyways, present your thoughts, ask questions and make your acquaintances here in the forum. You will find farmers, homesteaders, engineers (like myself), intellectuals, free-spirits, pioneers exploring their prospects, dreamers and the rest of the sort. You will meet a lot of talented people here.
Those who hammer their swords into plows will plow for those who don't!