William Egan wrote:Jen Fan, If I were not in the process of building my own homestead I might have taken you up on that. I just want to say be careful. I live here in mid Missouri and bought 60 acres of raw land in Southern Missouri 3 hours away. The problem I have now is I was too kind and let a friend move a shipping container to live in here in mid Mo., after a devorse. He is an older man, 81 yrs old and has kids with a younger Phillipino wife, so he wants to stay in the area. I let him add on a structure to the shipping container and let him plant an orchard too, so if I sell the place which I really need to do, how do I handle the situation. He also is far behind in rent that started out only $120 a month and I dropped it to $80 a month and hasn't been able to pay in months mainly because of mismanaged money. Still I can't throw out an old man and good luck finding a buyer who will let him stay.
So I guess what I am trying to say is, be very careful of people and don't let things get too binding, as cool as it would be to share your place with good people, don't get into a bind where you can't say get on down the road. Not to say don't keep a good and caring heart, but think about later on if thing don't work out.
Also, and only if you are interested I have a youtube channel if you would like to check it out. I'm not going to post a link but just copy and paste
Little beaver Creek Homestead william e Just the way its spelled, hope you enjoy and God bless. I wish you the best of luck.
Jeremy Baker wrote:Sounds good, thanks for update, living the dream on a mountain. The pictures were enjoyable. What heritage piggies are those? The vegetables look happy enough. The soil on a Montana mountain can use more improvement I imagine. I’m spoiled currently staying on a friends farm with Skagit peat bogs and best soil I’ve ever seen by far. Black Gold. I should be gardening more. Spend most my time getting vehicles ready and doing solar.
You mentioned a big walk in dehydrator. I’m curious more about that. I’d be interested in learning and helping with dehydrating meat for my semi Nomadic lifestyle. Is it a smoker also? My friend here has a mini ranch with heritage cows but doesn’t seem interested in drying meat. He is into his freezers and frozen meat. I can’t do that as semi Nomadic weight and energy are concerns. And it’s so tame here. I’m interested in places closer to the huckleberries. At least I think I am. Please educate me lol. My previous girlfriend used to tell me stories of Montana and her youth hiding out lol.
No thanks to the Winters. I’m clear on that. I grew up in East Africa and liked it. Though I have a curiosity what a real Winter with dry snow is like. I do miss snow shoeing. After we moved to Oregon from Africa I used to trudge around in the mucky wet Oregon snow. Even went winter camping a few times. It’s beautiful, just not my cup of tea, but I’d do it if I had the pride of ownership and and animals or family to care for.
It seems to me the perfect fit fo you would be someone who has some money for land there but needs a place to stay and work while looking for land. I would steer clear of folks who are running from something and steer towards folks who share the dream and passion and are motivated self starters. With my life it’s similar. I choose to live in a vehicle. I read about some people who do it but don’t like it after a while. I keep coming back to it because I miss it. It does seem like the world is getting more filled with vehicles and complex. So sometimes a cabin on a mountain sounds great. But then again a vehicle is a moving cabin.
Happy seed sorting and firewood gathering.