Derek Dendro wrote:https://youtu.be/VsN7E35LpJE
A few vibes
Orion Tep wrote:When I imagine my ideal future and the relationship I am seeking, I imagine:
Making major decisions together, like how we want to invest.
I imagine building a house for her/together. A house that can fit our plans and dreams into it.
I imagine someone to come home to, who appreciates all the work I do every day.
I imagine planting trees together and watching them grow.
I imagine planting more flowers for her every year, until she has so many flowers she is giving them away.
I imagine lying in bed reading to each other at night.
I imagine motorcycle trips, travelling, and long explorations of nature.
I imagine building community together, each of us naturally supporting each other and the collective in the ways that we are naturally gifted.
I expect she will have a knack for decorating and making spaces feel warm and welcoming. I imagine she is thoughtful and nurturing, a sudo mother to the community.
I imagine casting her a tiara/crown of precious metals with my own hands.
I imagine learning to dance together, practice martial arts, archery, and Target practice.
I can imagine her with my child.
I imagine teaching my children about the trees, about the cultures living around them
I imagine them learning languages and encouraged to explore their artistic potential
I imagine teaching my children math and history. How to grow food and build.
I imagine teaching the children how to work on machines and how to care for tools.
I imagine the children teaching me how to be more patient how to be more gentle.
I imagine planting seeds with them and watching them both grow strong.
I imagine myself healing.
I imagine myself feeling complete.
I imagine all the struggle being worth it.
I imagine the pride I will feel watching these humans learn and grow.......
I imagine her counsel, wisdom, and guidance slowing me down, calming my mind, bringing an amount of peace.
I imagine community growing and blooming around us.
I imagine the home and peace and clarity we create and radiate attracting amazing people. I imagine what we create nourishing and inspiring people.
I imagine she grows into a matriarch of the community, caring for everyone and gathering in women's groups and men's groups seasonally etc as part of the growing culture.
I imagine us building more businesses as a community, barn raising and helping each other build houses and grow food.
I imagine us building a place of gathering, where we meet to celebrate, give thanks, plan, and act as a community.
This is a glimpse of what I imagine.....
Dawn Compton wrote:My calling to homestead motivates me to explore any and all possibilities to achieve the freedom of a simpler life. This may be a far-reach, but what the heck, it never hurts to try.
I’m wondering if there are others, such as myself, that are called to homesteading, saving every dollar for land, gardening, preserving food, learning about livestock, collecting necessities here and there that will be helpful on the homestead. Are you such a person? With the cost real estate skyrocketing, the value of my savings isn’t keeping up with the rise in prices and it feels a bit discouraging at times. And then there’s the fact that I’m in my 60’s and single and female to boot! And although I’ve always been a homebody, when I think about living alone in the woods, well I’m not a hermit for heavens sake. We need community, helpmates, another soul or souls to share the toil, successes and the failures in life. It’s in our relationships we find richness.
If you’d like to share your hopes and plans relating to homesteading please contact me. My search is not for romance, it is truly to find at least one like-minded soul that would be willing to live in northern Idaho on the land (I’m not there yet), grow as much of our own food (plant and animal) as possible using regenerative methods by 2023. Together we could make the dream a reality.
If you’re inclined to respond, please PM me and describe your calling to homestead, and please touch on what you can or cannot contribute financially, your background or experience with gardening and livestock, what you know about regenerative methods of growing plants and meat.
Cate Sam Legate wrote:Hi! My name is Cate (29) and I have been looking for conscious community. I am teacher of healing and meditation! I love nature and natural living. I am looking to put on workshops that connect people to themselves and nature, that also teach people how to self heal. I have been looking for land to put an off grid yurt, but want to be near or within conscious community! I am doing an Oregon tour in May to look for intentional communities and conscious towns to live near. I would love to see what you are creating!
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Thanks and Be Well
Jen Winter wrote:Hey all,
Long-time permaculture dilettante, first-time poster here. Jen's the name. I am graduating from an accredited naturopathic school in June of this year and my long-term vision is to have a farm-based practice similar to Ethos over in New Jersey (http://www.myethoshealth.com/). I'm really interested in the farming side of things as well, but realizing I might not have the time to be both a great doctor and a great farmer. I'm vegan, and very interested in living in close community with others of like-mind. I am engaged to another dilettante who is part teacher, part writer, part poker player. We have a border collie who is in herding lessons (this is the most unvegan thing I do).
So, just putting some feelers out there, hoping to make some friends Currently living in San Diego, but from the greater Philly area. Hello!
Debbi Faye wrote:Hi, are you still interested in someone with the same interests joining you to build a treehouse and much more possibly? Have noticed you haven't posted since two years ago...I live in Virginia and am abandoning the corporate world.