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October 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm #36914
I have a small 6 acre farm amongst large amish and mennonite farms with the 2000 foot appalachian mountains behind me across my trout stream running thru my farm. I have a creek, spring, well and trout stream, so there is always gonna be plenty of water and Pennsylvania is number 2 for states with water “flowing” above ground year round. We get plenty of summer rains too. Also all the gas fracking is 4 counties north of me so my water will always be clean and our farms here are mostly all in conservation / preservation. I bought this last yr with a 10 yr mortgage. I have 9 yrs left. I would love to have another single person who wants to help me finish this place. I want to build a wellhouse, smokehouse, carriagehouse and covered bridge. I have much of the materials stacked behind my old 1820’s home which i have rebuilt. I have the rootcellar and storage and fireplace in basement as well as a all wood heated home. I have 1/2 acre of cleared land which i had a 1/4 acre garden this yr and canned and stored many many things for winter. Now its up to finding a serious soul who wants to work hard and finish this place so we can get down to living off-grid. My electric bills run about 14.00 a month plus phone which has dsl. So now its up to you to see my site and make a decision to contact me and start a conversation. Oh it is rustic here since i have no indoor plumbing except a spring in basement. http://directory.ic.org/22661/Central_Pa_Mountain_farm___for_Hip_open_minded_people
PS: I have lived in many communes around the usa since a teen in the 60’s and know all about living off-grid.November 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm #41911
Oh wow its beautiful there ! I wish you the best of luck =]December 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm #42078
still waiting for someone interested in here. If you go to my site you will see the wellhouse i just built. I made it look like it has always been there over a 100 yrs.. keeping it rustic looking keeps my taxes lowwwDecember 18, 2011 at 7:14 pm #42079
I can completely understand and appreciate doing things to keep your taxes low, looks like you have a pretty good thing going on there, keep up the good work, hope you are successful in finding someone to share all of that with you.
WrethaJanuary 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm #42156
BUMP .. oh i finished my wellhouse.. See my siteJanuary 13, 2012 at 11:34 pm #42183
bumpMarch 8, 2012 at 11:53 am #42415
bump .. still an opening check out my gardens progress pics at my site tooJuly 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm #42805
Ok i just built a logcabin outhouse and it looks great. Click on my site here to see pictures .. http://directory.ic.org/22661/Central_Pa_Mountain_farm
I also had a helper leave to go back to college and a female teacher from belgium who thought she could handle the rustic lifestyle but left after one day.. luckily i had rebuilt an old schoolhouse for a couple this past feb and she went there to their new home..
Well if any people like the rustic life get back to meJuly 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm #42809
Dealing with humanure = pee and poo….
I think if you can poo in a bucket and deal with that you are on your way to living off grid. My poo buckets which are two months old are filled with bugs eating away at it and it like 50% lighter. Bugs can really compost human manure real fast in an enclosed bucket. In the winter time i burn mine in the woodstove. I use newspaper to poo on in my portapotty and then toss it right into the fire. My portapotty is just a small camper toilet with a elder chair riser with handles. The riser lets me clean it and the portapotty lets me line it with a plastic bag with some holes punched thru for the pee to go into. I then use the pee with woodash and sawdust or woodscraps to compost my food scraps to be used for later to fertilize around fruit trees. I guess one doesn’t have to add the food scraps but i do since it sometimes has bones etc etc. The urine is a great nitrogen and the decomposting wood and ash with it makes for a great total fertilizer…..
Yes dealing with this basic human element is the best way to start to learn to live off grid because if your putting in a expensive septic system well your taxes will go up and if you even have a composting toilet and bathroom your taxes will go up but if your living in a no indoor plumbing building your taxes will stay low. Then you want to be sure you are dealing with this element properly. Master your poo and pee and you have taken the first step to going off grid…..
PS: Many think they can just bury it but if your in a region with lots of rain it can and will get into your well and water systems “over time” Especially if you have a few people there.December 12, 2012 at 8:23 am #43207
Greetings: I want to tell you this: you are bless, you have a property in the perfect spot, with all the water you need, we are looking for a place like that where we can grow. My husband design a system we call VERMAFARMING, and is great, the plants grow so fast, looks so good and taste so good and so juicy.
Well I wish you the best with this place, and God bless your mother, my mother is 56 and my mother in law 76.
Please if you know some one in your area who needs a partner, we are looking for a Investor/Partnership, where he puts the land and the money to start and we put our plan and work.
Keep in touch OK!
This is what I post, so you have an idea of what we looking for…
EXPERIENCE FARMERS LOOKING FOR INVESTOR/PARTNERSHIP & A PLACE TO GROW.
Greetings and Blessings,
My name is Daiana Roman.
We are a couple of experienced farmers and we try to found a Investor/Partnership and a Place where we can grow.
My husband has experience in general maintenance, carpentry, painting, he can fix everything in the farm. He is a committed Christian with a desire to help the poor, he grew up on his grandpa’s upstate New York farm, where he learned everything about animals and farming. He has gained a lot of experience in Urban- Farming, Aqua-Farming, Vermi-Farming, Hydro-Farming, in one word everything about Permaculture.I grew up helping my father, grandfather and uncles on their farms, and have worked with plants and animals all my life. I have experience in everything from seeding to harvest, and on the animal side about chickens, pigs, goats and cattle.
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I wrote to many people and I get many answers but no one wants to work with us because we are poor, even our plan is 99% risk free, and my husband is working on it [VERMAFARMING SYSTEM] for the past 17 years of his 32 years of experience in Urban / Hydro-culture / Aqua-culture / Vermi-culture & Permaculture.
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2 Cor. 9:10February 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm #44878
Your welcome to come join me in central pa at my farm. here is my site http://directory.ic.org/22661/Central_Pa_Mountain_farm___for_Hip_open_minded_peopleFebruary 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm #44879
Please read and give input:
I am open to finishing this place and then selling it to the amish and then go buy the 300 acre farm in Ky but i do need help or its going to take me another yr by myself.
I would think people interested in gaining some equity would contact me for this wonderful chance. I am getting so close to being done (after 2 1/2 yrs of hard work and 67k invested so far) and if someone helps me get done then i can see the reason for then turning around selling here and buying a larger place like the farm in Ky.
Myself as someone who has built their own place i suppose the only choice new people have is going to work for an established farm for a stipend and education or join someone who was recently in their shoes and help me finish here or find a group of people and hope by chance they are hard working people and you can buy and establish your own farm with your own money of course.
If i am wrong please educate me. I am trying to work with people as it has been just me developing this farm while taking care of my mom.
If no one wants to help then why should i sell and buy a larger farm in Ky to what then have to start over on a larger farm and be again forced to do it all by myself
The main factor here has been the bathroom or lack of one. I just recently got the tank installed and the pipes going into it and the land created for the drain field and next its just a matter of building the addition and then making a composting toilet and adding a shower / gray water suystem thru the pipe and tanks etc etc and then this propertys value will jump up.
Note i could be paying here for another 7 1/2 yrs or for an extra 350.00 a month and for 10 yrs verse 7 1/2 i could have 300 acres verse 6 acres.
It seems to me someone wanting to help me and finish and sell and buy the 300 acres which has 3 houses on it and 2 barns whereas i had a broken down house here when i started would be a great offer but then again i am not you!
Both properties have no septic but mine is almost done while the other one has no zoning or codes so septic isn’t an issue for having indoor plumbing like it is here in my county in Pa.
anyway here i am sharing my heart and work making an offer to new people seeking to be a part of a farm wether large or small. Either help me here and we stay here or help me finish here and we sell and move to Ky and expand with 300 acres. Hey i am easy and life is good already but why is it so hard to get people to help? Do you all demand a bathroom with all the luxuries before you will work together?? maybe so .. time will tell.
see my farm below at my site in signature
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