Lonnie Caldwell

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Yes Evan though we no longer have the farm
3 years ago
Geez not Lisa! Stephanie!So sorry! Godspeed.
4 years ago
Unfortunately Lisa we no longer have the farm and are in about the about the same situation as you.
I hope something works out for you.
Lonnie
4 years ago

Mo Smith wrote:"Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler fork may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel. By virtue of this curious loophole in the rules, any clodhopper may say: let there be a tree-and there will be one."

-Aldo Leopold



I aspire to be a humble FORK someday myself!
6 years ago

Wyomiles Hogan wrote:Hey Lonnie, In several other posts you have mentioned that there is a growing community around you that is permie friendly. Could you write a little more about that. Is there land for sale in your area? How much government regs are there? How free are you?





Hello Wyomiles Hogan!

I Live near Boise Idaho north of Caldwell Idaho in Canyon County. We deal with our share of legal beagle BS, but not as bad as say California where I spent the last couple of years. Or Oregon or Washington where they seem to be hell bent on recreating the USSR. There is land for sale here and the market is fairly active, this is a destination of choice for those fleeing the tyranny of So. Cal and it's myriad stress related maladies. The land here is high desert so I am Hardiness zone 6B. I belong to a couple of different orgs here that are aimed at Homesteading and Aquaponics http://www.meetup.com/Idaho-Homesteading-Aquaponics/ and the other is aimed at Sustainability and creating a food hub The Treasure Valley Sustainability Project https://www.facebook.com/groups/566852209996349/ We have a website, but it is in it's infancy and not much more than a page identifying it as such is there so a link is a moot thang.

Checkout those links join the IHA meetup group and you can interact with others who may have more knowledge about things such as property values and purchasing land/dealing with the Nazi's that BE and such.

Oh by the way we have our first couple recruited and slated to move onto the property around mid February or so, we are excited! We are still looking for others who may want to add theirsel;ves tot he tribe however, especially if you have permaculture training or some other specialization like herbal production and concocting miracle remedies for goats and chickens et al.

Find us at http://www.facebook.com/WonLoveFarm like us subscribe to us to be entertained by the mayhem that shall ensue once the land is once again green and bringing forth greenness!
6 years ago
Bill I am in SW Idaho on 3.5 acres building hugelkultur beds pasturing chickens and turkeys got goats, cattle and intending to make this place a permaculture Homestead and farm. on Facebook under Won Love Farm email is wonlovefarm@gmail.com money will come as we get this place pumping. There is a very nice community of like minded folks your age who are building a food hub and permaculture co-op, I think you would fit in nicely. Contact me if this interests you.
6 years ago
Mark

My GF and I live in Idaho Near Nampa/Caldwell area and we are leasing a place(3.5 acres) I know you are looking for a more permanent position,but we are where we are... What we could offer you is a place to park the RV and help us get our Farm/homestead off the ground and working. There is a growing community of folks who are homesteading here and we have a friend or two who is looking to purchase ,and and open it up to others in exchange for services and talents exchange.

You can find us on Facebook at Won Love Farm. If you are still out there and looking, contact me on FB or at wonlovefarm@gmail.com
6 years ago
Hola! I am Lonnie, I live in Southwest Idaho... Nampa/Caldwell area on 3.5 acres. My GF and I are building a working Permaculture Homestead/Farm/CSA we are focusing on Broiler Chickens (Salatin pastured poultry style) Laying Hens, a few head of cattle and goats for meat and milk and Huglekultur gardening for Veggies etc.

We are looking for 1 or 2 folks who would like to live and work on the place in exchange for room and board and a share of the Do-Re-Mi $$$ as it comes along. We are near several very good colleges BSU, CWI, NNU, TVCC, College of Idaho, also we intend to create a PDC school and demonstration center here. So educational possibilities abound!

Also near some amazing skiing and trekking opportunities, lots of whitewater in the summer a very nice river nearby etc.

We are 50ish and very laid back, lived in Nor Cal for a couple of years and grew Jah Herb...can't do that here in Idaho, they "Frown" on it... BUT we are friendly to the Mother herb, nuff said. We are spiritual folks, (Not Religious) and would like you to be as well, it usually makes for a more peaceful environment when we hold something higher than ourselves.

We are on Facebook under "Won Love Farms" you can email me at wonlovefarms@gmail.com hit me up, let's habla!
6 years ago
John you may want to look into SPIN farming, Small Plot INtensive... there are books and resources to teach the methods and it is possible with some luck and maybe a little help to make $20,000.00 a year which would probably just about replace your income and leave you with about 4 or 5 months of "down time" to work at something else to replace what the SPIN farming doesn't. I looked into it and it is just too intense for me, it requires that you really go at it hard, and I am just not into the high stress lifestyle anymore... Blessings on your path
6 years ago
My GF and I live on 3.5 acres in SW Idaho and are building a farming community as well. We have room for one or maybe two (especially a couple) folks who want to work for room and board and a cut of the veggies/poultry sales. We have HUMOUNGOUS plans for the place, but little help and little finances, bot strapping our way to self sufficiency. The Facebook page is>>>https://www.facebook.com/WonLoveFarm?ref=ts&fref=ts my email is wonlovefarm@gmail.com . Hit me up and let's see if we fit your image of the future.
6 years ago