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Greetings Permies!
Our community is looking to expand and develop our 80 acre homestead/ranch with earth conscious, like minded people.
The 80 acres consists of 2 plots, one 47 acre lot owned by us (those currently residing here) and one 33 acre lot owned by a woman currently working in California and dealing with medical issues. Her joining the endeavor is dependent on the prognosis of those issues, though we have plans in place to acquire the property if the need arises. On both plots there is a pond, the larger of the 2 is around 4 acres, the smaller is 3 and both are teeming with fish and wildlife.
On our plot we raise goats, several species of chickens, geese and ducks. Future livestock plans include a dairy cow and potentially a draft horse or 2 when we have the infrastructure built.
Land owners are husband and wife, they have a 13 year old son. There is a modern 4 bedroom house on the property that we live in but plan to build individual homes for members once they are established. There is also a barn in which the goats and chickens spend the winter.
Current working projects are: reinforcing the established 2 livestock pastures with concrete posts and more robust fencing, building 2 additional goat shelters in the pastures, building another 2-3 chicken coops, building an outdoor coop area for geese/ducks, expanding the veggie garden, optimizing the newly acquired greenhouse, establishing a perennial food forest, multi fruit orchard, 2 wells and the list goes on and on hahaha.
I'd love to open a dialogue if something like this piques your interest.
I myself am a permaculture enthusiast and an off grid student. I joined the endeavor about 2 months ago and couldn't be happier, land is gorgeous and the work is rewarding.
We plan to have solar everything and possibly some wind turbines if we can cover the cost. The goal for everyone is to be self sustaining and eco conscious. Send me a message or reply directly to this post.

Regards and Blessings!
 
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That sounds pretty cool. What do you require of people to join, and how does the process work? What do you mean by like minded people? You may want to elaborate that like minded part. Do you have any principles or philosophies beyond what you mentioned? Is there any spacific religious, religious denomination, spiritual ideologies or belife systems that are part of your community?

Thanks : )
 
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Thanks for your reply Steele, to answer your questions, nothing formal required to join as we aren't an organization or enterprise, just earth conscious individuals looking to nurture community with people who value similar things, sustainability, permaculture, off grid, and honest and open hearts. I figured the post explained that sufficiently but perhaps I was overly general. As for the rest, no, nothing is mandatory or enforced, besides willing participation in the workload and an honest seeking of community. No spiritual paths are discouraged or lifestyles judged here. We are still in the developmental stages so the socio-dynamics are subject to evolution though we look to keep the above forementioned values as our core beliefs. Feel free to send me a purple message to discuss these topics further.
 
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Some pictures of the property.
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Side yard site of eventual food forest
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Goat pens
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Hi Cory,

Great concept and dreams! Would you like a visitor for a few hours? I am in OK too and would love to meet you. I myself am seeking a cooperative living arrangement where I can employ my skills in organic gardening and sustainability. Please let me know at my email morebeautifulquitters.com....and have a wonderful Spring!    Joanne
 
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Agristin Mills wrote:Hi Cory,

Great concept and dreams! Would you like a visitor for a few hours? I am in OK too and would love to meet you. I myself am seeking a cooperative living arrangement where I can employ my skills in organic gardening and sustainability. Please let me know at my email morebeautifulquitters.com....and have a wonderful Spring!    Joanne



Hey Joanne!

I'd love to chat, though I don't think that email you provided will get us very far haha! Could you send it again please? Or you could email me at cory.shires@gmail.com
 
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Cory Shires wrote:Greetings Permies!
Our community is looking to expand and develop our 80 acre homestead/ranch with earth conscious, like minded people.
The 80 acres consists of 2 plots, one 47 acre lot owned by us (those currently residing here) and one 33 acre lot owned by a woman currently working in California and dealing with medical issues. Her joining the endeavor is dependent on the prognosis of those issues, though we have plans in place to acquire the property if the need arises. On both plots there is a pond, the larger of the 2 is around 4 acres, the smaller is 3 and both are teeming with fish and wildlife.
On our plot we raise goats, several species of chickens, geese and ducks. Future livestock plans include a dairy cow and potentially a draft horse or 2 when we have the infrastructure built.
Land owners are husband and wife, they have a 13 year old son. There is a modern 4 bedroom house on the property that we live in but plan to build individual homes for members once they are established. There is also a barn in which the goats and chickens spend the winter.
Current working projects are: reinforcing the established 2 livestock pastures with concrete posts and more robust fencing, building 2 additional goat shelters in the pastures, building another 2-3 chicken coops, building an outdoor coop area for geese/ducks, expanding the veggie garden, optimizing the newly acquired greenhouse, establishing a perennial food forest, multi fruit orchard, 2 wells and the list goes on and on hahaha.
I'd love to open a dialogue if something like this piques your interest.
I myself am a permaculture enthusiast and an off grid student. I joined the endeavor about 2 months ago and couldn't be happier, land is gorgeous and the work is rewarding.
We plan to have solar everything and possibly some wind turbines if we can cover the cost. The goal for everyone is to be self sustaining and eco conscious. Send me a message or reply directly to this post.

Regards and Blessings!

 
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Location: Western OK, avg rain 23" hazards: drought, tornado, wildfire
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Cory Shires, Where in OK are you located?
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Hello all! New member to the site, I come from STP, in search for a family. It seems that you have the most beautiful, perfect setup. I am a 21 year young lost soul that needs a guiding hand. I'm as strong as an ox, and as smart as an elephant but I have no clue to where to go or what to do with myself. Here in north georgia, people like me are not 'welcome', so to say. Anything you would like to know about me, just ask. I do have a few questions though. How many people do you have helping out on the land on average? Do you allow dogs? (Not currently owning a pet, but wanting one since the death of my last). Finally, how soon could I come and check it out? I'm currently working on my bicycle to travel terms, and would like to make your land my destination.
 
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