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Hi All,
  We are a small intentional community in mid-Missouri. We are a 501-d, income sharing community. We raise Kinder goats ( 7 ), chickens (23), and heritage hogs ( 7 ), and garden extensively. We have a bunch of blackberry bushes and make plenty of jelly, and wild grape jelly too.
  If your interested in applying to our community please reply to this message, and we'll begin a discussion about it.

Thanks,
  Dennis Smith
 
                                    
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Hello, the name is Michael, 23 years old. My friend and I have been interested in permaculture for about 4 years now, and have been working towards setting up something along those lines for the last 3, checking out opportunities here and there, a friend of my friend's family, another family member's back 5 acres... experiments in living to see if it was the right choice. We just started setting up a bit of an educational program, just in terms of sustainability and working with the earth and such, at a church camp, about 5 months ago.

My friend passed away in a car accident on a muddy road on the camp in the end of march. He was our small group's (1 lady and 2 other friends, five of us in all) primary connection to the camp and the education project may be in jeopardy. I'm looking now, in the face of uncertain future with the project here, for at least a year or two of apprenticeship and living in an intentional community setting if the project does end up not going the right way.

I've proven to myself that hard work and close proximity community is the way I want to live my life. We put in about 8-9 hours a day under our own supervision and I really love it, so if you need a passionate, hard worker, who's a quick learner and truly interested in the welfare of people, then let's establish a bit of dialog.

Thanks,

Mike Frodesen
 
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We have been working on starting an Intentional Community here on the western slope in Colorado. We have 70 acres and can put up to 23 homes on the farm. We have over a half a mile of roads, two pond (one is a Trout pond and both have crawdads).  We have 1 Jersey milk cow, 3 pigs, 13 Turkeys, 2 pygmy goats,  over 200 chickens with an egg business, half acre garden and over 2500 sq. ft. of green houses. We also have two springs with .25 cfs (186,000 gals per day) unconditional use of the water. We also have a year round stream on the property in a 400 foot canyon. It has excellent wind and hydro power generation possibilities. We are trying to put two additional homes on the land this year. This year the county suspended the impact fees so it is very affordable to put a home in. Would love to talk to interested Family's (or persons ready to settle down) who want  to live in a remote area, yet only 42 miles from Telluride (a ski area) that has a very good farmers market to market our produces. Thank you for your time... JW
 
                        
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Hey Shiloh Springs,

Can you tell us more about where you are located in CO.? Are you way off road down a long dirt road and are you snowed in during the winter.

Also would be great if you could point us to some pictures of the community.

Thanks!
 
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We live in Redvale (actually by its boundaries), in what they call the West End of Montrose (the county seat is over a mountain range and requires you to drive through two other counties to get there). We live on a county road that is dirt but is only a quarter to a half mile either direction to the state highway, as our drive entrance is on the bend. We have never been snowed in even in a car with no snow tires. We have 1.5 meg internet connection, Natural gas and grid power. As for pictures, I found some we posted a few years ago on a blog we never really used: http://shiloh-springs.blogspot.com/
We have current pictures... we need to get our website up, and then post them
 
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Location: Mid Missouri
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dennis60 wrote:
Hi All,
  We are a small intentional community in mid-Missouri. We are a 501-d, income sharing community. We raise Kinder goats ( 7 ), chickens (23), and heritage hogs ( 7 ), and garden extensively. We have a bunch of blackberry bushes and make plenty of jelly, and wild grape jelly too.
  If your interested in applying to our community please reply to this message, and we'll begin a discussion about it.

Thanks,
   Dennis Smith


Dennis,
My family and I also live in Mid-Mo near jeff city, we too have the idea of forming a community. We would love to come see what you have going.
 
                                  
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Hi, ManitouDesigns.  Just out of curiosity, would you happen to be the person who, several months back, wrote to Countryside magazine in search of like-minded homesteaders in mid-Missouri?

We would be glad to talk to talk with you in-depth about our operation, though I wouldn’t characterize it as all that family-friendly.  Currently, there are only two of us here; our third returned to the suburbs a few years back to start a family with his significant other.  Each of us has raised a family and worked mainstream jobs in the past but have always found ourselves at ideological odds with nearly everyone around us.  We work in town 8 hours/week to cover outside expenses and carry neither medical insurance nor life insurance, so there is little in the way of financial security here.  We live constantly mindful of the suffering in the world, of global and domestic poverty, and of the principle of impermanence, and have both studied and practiced Buddhism for many years, though our practice is unorthodox.

As for our surroundings, we are situated on about 25 acres of mostly wooded rugged terrain bisected by an intermittent stream.  The topography presents huge challenges in terms of fencing our gardens and livestock and transporting the firewood we use to heat our place in the winter.  OTOH, our goats and pigs, when allowed free run of the place, find plenty to forage on and help us keep the “jungle” at bay with minimal use of brush hogging or mowing.  The manure they produce when they are more closely confined at night and during inclement weather is composted and used in our veggie garden.

Sadly, we are not yet off-grid.  That is a goal we are working towards, and maybe now that solar technology is coming down in price, we will someday be able to produce our own electricity. 
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