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I've been lurking here for almost a year and thought now was a good time to dive in. I'll be moving my family to northern California this summer and plan to start a homestead on a few acres near Shasta Lake. We currently keep a small flock of laying hens and do some simple gardening, but can't wait to jump headlong into permaculture once we have our land. We're also hoping to raise pigs and sheep soon.

I grew up near an Amish community and am hoping to dig up many of those forgotten skills. I'd really like to connect with other homesteading families in the area, especially those who may be homeschooling young ones.

These forums are an amazing resource - I can't wait to put all of it to work!

-Jason
 
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Hi Jason,

We're up north of you just across the Oregon border.  Lots of homeschooling families in the Ashland/Medford area.  Send me a note if you get up this way and I'd be glad to show you around.

 
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welcome, a good source here
 
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Thanks for the welcome! 

K.B. - we originally had our heart set on Ashland/Medford, but the job market says otherwise. I'm happy to take option B, though - huge improvement from our current locale.  I'll definitely drop you a line when we get up there.

Brenda - Nice blog! I grew up in IN and spent my summers at a lake near Kalamazoo. Those pictures remind me a lot of those days (dear & snow).
 
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