I just joined permies about a week ago. Currently in San Diego with my wife, daughter and two cats. We are looking for land in New York to begin a new life, quite a bit different from the one we have been living the past 15 years. We are planning on purchasing some wooded land to begin building our own outbuildings, small home, raising some animals and growing our own food. We will have some steady income, but will be focusing on self-sustaining living as much as possible. I have searched all over the Internet and this is the best site by far, not just because of the content, but also due to the global collaboration. The fact that people from all over the world contribute and share is amazing. I have read several blogs on timber-frame, rocket-stove and mass heaters, permaculture, water resources, and many other topics. I've watched some of Wranglestar's videos as well as some that Paul Whetaon has posted; especially since he was here in my current locale not too long ago.
I'm hoping to connect with some folks who are already planted in New York and are homesteading, farming, etc...
Yes, its a big leap from San Diego to NY, but we are looking foward to it. My wife grew up in Oregon, so she is no stranger to the cold. I'm easily adaptable to living anywhere. I've travelled to Syracuse a few times in the past well, even during winter. Our daughter, who is 19, is looking forward to being closer to the land of hockey and exploring s new part of the country. We want her to have a better, more balanced life than what is avaialble here.
I look forward to meeting fellow New Yorkers and sharing information. If there are any tips about locating land or choosing one location over another, please feel free to send me info.
That is going to be quite the relocation! I live near Westfield NY in Chautauqua County near Lake Erie. Bought 73 acres here 30 some years ago and have tried a bunch of permie related things, now we are semi retired at 60 and are well settled. I just joined here because my wife and I are considering helping another couple or person get situated on the property- we are here for the rest of our days hopefully. If you have any questions, would be glad to help. Just got about a foot of snow today- been slow coming this year!
Renssaeler County NY. MA/VT/VT border. Sweet mountain country. Adjacent to Green Mountains, Berkshires and Taconics. Near Adirondacks, Shawangunks, Catskills. Many of us here. Email me for more details.
Cherry Plain Sanctuary Farm, home to a lovely Quarterhorse mare, a lovely Standardbred mare, a lovely Standardbred/Haflinger filly, two mules, two llamas, many bees, seven cats, three weimeraners, three humans, and the ever expanding plant kingdom.
My favorite is a chocolate cupcake with white frosting and tiny ad sprinkles.