Dale Hodgins wrote:Does this mean that your sons will be completely disinherited because they don't wish to farm? What happens, if later in life they decide that they would like to spend some time out there?
My daughters are in their twenties, and neither have shown great interest in my place, except when I mentioned moving there with a partner. Just last month, my daughter and I talked about the possibility of creating an educational facility out there. She is a teacher. Sometimes, family dynamics change
Josh everhart wrote:Welcome to the family. There are more of us here. Hmm are you already connected in to the other homesteaders and land owners in the area? It's funny people bought land out here and in some cases didn't meet other like minded individuals for their 1st 3 years out here, some that ended up being located 20 mins away. If your not dialed into the "progressive network" more lights in the darkness I like to say, I can keep you up on events to attend to make the rounds. ...Oh your quite far. I don't know anyone that lives south of ava. Maybe you know but once a year there's a regional gathering called oacc. It's $50 to attend 3 day event meals included. Good way to meet extend groups of people that live out here.
Josh everhart wrote:There has been a number of people who have come here and bought land. They call them selves transplants, they are homesteaders (progressive hippies) wanting to grow food and be stewards of the land. It's a loose network of like minded people. Figured you were one too that maybe didn't know of others out here. oacc is an acronym, not sure for what, but it's a gathering once a year where us like minded individuals get together from far places and catch up, host talks on sustainability or harvesting mushrooms or whatever. You could probably find it online. It's a way to be connected in.
Michelle Peterson wrote:Yes i am interested, i Cant do much work physically. Im trying to find land i can live on and eventually be self sustainable. Doesit have a creek or River? Have you looked into micro hydro power? Id líke to discuss it with you my email is rosegardner373@Gmail.com i Will give you my cell number.
Deb Stephens wrote:This is a tentative question at the moment--we don't have any concrete ideas about who or what we want, but my husband and I have kicked around the idea of having a family (possibly 2 or 3) or young couple(s) to come out and live on our land and be part of making it into an organic, permaculture heaven with lots of pristine natural spaces for wildlife, quiet walking and contemplation (with the area for homes and communal gardens limited to about 10 of the 75 acres we own in SW Missouri). We live adjacent to many thousands of acres of Mark Twain national forest near Hercules Glade Wilderness as well and within walking distance (about a mile or so) of Bull Shoals Lake--so plenty of recreational and foraging opportunities. My grown-up sons are city boys with lives of their own and no interest in living here, and we have no plans to leave the land to them. So ...
If you are a young(er) person, couple or family with a true love of Mother Earth and all her creatures great and small, preferably vegan or vegetarian, non-smokers (definitely NO drugs beyond legal medications and alcohol in moderation) and you would like to help create a village along the lines of those people used to have--where everyone had their own private space but worked in cooperation with everyone else to do whatever was needed (gardening, fence-mending, trail-clearing, child-rearing, and schooling, building, preserving the harvest, etc.) shoot me a pm and lets talk.
Like I said, we haven't worked out how we want to do this yet--this is the planning stage. We just want to know that this place will go on being a safe haven for wild things when we are dead and buried and that it won't be chopped into lots with trailers or condos on it. We need someone or some entity we can trust to leave it to. (Like a community land trust of some sort.) Help us work something out that we can all love, cherish and be proud of.
By the way, I have a lot of posts on this website, so if you want to know more about me/us before contacting me, you might want to go read some of those.[/quohave goats will travel