We’re a small family permaculture farmstead looking for a good landmate or two. Cottagers, if you will. There may be the opportunity to purchase an adjoining portion of the land (raw) for building one’s own house while still collaborating on the overall vision.
We are on a 14 acres at the edge where the country meets wilderness. Our focus has been on self-sustainability and multi-production. And we just cannot do it all ourselves! Our two home educated children are a big part of keeping it all going! We garden like mad, do some medicinal wildcrafting, and keep bees and poultry for both meat and eggs. We are partially set up for goats and have fostered a herd now and again, we would like to do more if we had more dedicated helping hands!
Our land is perimeter field fenced and we have a permitted 40,000 gal. rainwater catchment system. We do a lot to conserve water and use it sparingly. We have a separate dairying and canning kitchen. Our garden area is fenced off. There is no cell service, internet is via satellite and of limited bandwidth. The woodlot area is full of diversity. There are several building projects in the works and planned for the future. We have many trees, shrubs, and plants in the ground including food forest crops started and windbreaks including a basketry willow row. We have two hoop houses and frost-free water in place. We’re a little on the scattered side as we are still installing infrustructure, but definitely the type that strive to keep up with things and operate in a tidy and organized fashion.
What can you bring to the table? Got a tiny house to live in? Building skills? A healthy goat herd and LGD? Fencing, financial contribution and helping hands, a learning attitude, cool skills to share…? Want to invest in this crazy wonderful lifestyle with us? We’re a secular family with an open and friendly way. Our family MO (and a good idea for All given the mess of society in general) is “If we all do more than our fair share, maybe we’ll get somewhere.” This land was comprised of a house, carport and small fenced garden area 9 years ago when we moved here. It is completely transformed and coming together into a functional farmstead now. Anything is possible.
The neighborhood is pretty fantastic. Home to Siskiyou Permaculture Institute and several organic farms, ranches, natural builders, and good people.
Finish up loose ends on current building projects. Add more cross fencing. Roof/wall the rainwater tanks for protection and additional collection surfaces. Build an animal shed/dairying room.
To be sharing our land with a few people of the MO: "if we all do more than our fair share, maybe we will get somewhere". To demonstrate self-reliance through many different farmstead products. Possibly to host workshops/tours of this? To be happy and healthy and secure. To build community.
Gardening vegetables and personal use hemp
Poultry for meat and eggs
Have fostered dairy goats, may do so again.
No water rights. But 40K gal. permitted rainwater system. Heavy mulches, drip tape on timers, and some greywater systems bieng implemented. Water delivery is also available. Domestic well. This is a great opportunity for dry farming.
loam/clay Have tests... it's pretty good.
Cold frame hoops, and one not yet set up.
A *barn* but not for animals.
2 hoop chicken houses
a large woodshed
Tractor, construction tools, chainsaws, bark spud... troughs, drip tapes
Water is a limiting factor. The land is hilly and shrubby (perfect for goats).
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