Samantha Lynn

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no, i do have a vehicle but i try to keep my gas usage minimal and make few supply runs, so when i do - i'm too busy to stop and socialize. winter approaches, we generally have more time then to slow the pace.
7 years ago
well! this is progress at last! let's start with Lorne G. i think i know where you live, my hubby and i were looking at a property of 80 acres near choiceland when we were first searching for land, we didn't buy it but we often drive by it on our way to town and we have noticed an unfinished cabin popped up with a modest solar array on the south side. i bet that's you! well next time i get my horse rigged up for a cart ride i had plans of popping by to make introductions. just now the horseflies are still bothersome during the day so don't expect me yet - it'll be another couple weeks till they taper off some more. perhaps i'll aim for the first or second saturday of october?

on to Rick LaJambe. from your other post i gather you and your family sound like a fair match for us. we were hoping to find people with kids of a similar age to ours. Our oldest girl is turning 4 in Nov and our youngest is 2 and a half. having kids brings dedication and focus to life and it would be a relief to have that most basic thing in common to start with. however, when we were looking for land we found that BC was simply too far out of our price range since we wanted to buy our land outright and own it without a lifetime mortgage. as such, would you be willing to consider Saskatchewan? just in case you have any stereotype predjudices and think all of sask is "flatland" - it's not. we are almost completely surrounded in trees and our woodlot takes up more than half our property of 24.4 acres. we live in an area on the the border of the massive boreal forest and is about as north as you can get and still have arable land.
7 years ago
the title says it all. how do i find canadian preppers still stuck in the system? homesteading is so much more work than city people can imagine. i know - i was one. now i want to find others who are as determined as i was to make a new start by putting in the effort to live a simpler life off the grid despite the hardships involved.
7 years ago
we are a couple of city kids from edmonton who bought a chunk of raw land (24 acres) in saskatchewan near the boreal forest. over the past 5 years we have built our own home and animal infrastructure from scratch - living off grid the whole time. currently we have a very large garden; a sizeable woodlot; 2 dairy does and a fertile buck; a small but happy chicken flock; one gorgeous half draft percheron/paint stallion trained to ride or drive; 3 dogs; 3 cats; 3 ferrets; and 2 totally adorable toddlers.

seems we have achieved our happy little homestead but we are sadly lacking in community and have lived an isolated life. (it being hard to connect with the locals due to differing backgrounds and age gaps) as such, we want to offer to split our land up and sell the northern 6 acres or so to another young family that also want to escape the city and become homesteaders. our land was classified organic before we bought the property and the northern half is going wild since we have no immediate use for it. we try to be organic as well and use no chemicals on the land - we have plenty of manure for fertilizing anyway! since we are thinking of asking a mere $10 000 surely there must be a number of urban refugees like us who are searching for just this kind of opportunity! (it would be a dream come true if you were musicians too so we could jam!)

forgive any delays in replies as i get to town to use the library computer only once a week or so.
7 years ago