I don't know about you, but I sometime wish I lived in the perfect community. My community would be made up of a few small farms. Close enough that you could call each other neighbors, but far enough away that you weren't in each others faces all the time. In my community, all the people would work to live, not live to work. If someones house needed the roof fixed, that person wouldn't feel weird asking his fellow neighbor to help out. Infact, that neighbor would be glad to help. The men would work on the house, the women would get together and make a nice dinner. (All homegrown food, of course.)
In my perfect community, everyone would try to live locally. If one family wasn't fortunate enough to have a milk cow, they would either buy it off of one of the neighbors or even better, barter some eggs for it. In my community, we wouldn't have to go to Wal-Mart or Kroger more than twice a year. And that would be JUST for eccentials.( I have to have tolet papper. I'm sorry.) Now doesn't that sound like the best community?????
We are on the way to making that perfect community. Me and Hubby have about 50 acres on top of a ridge. Fire Bug bought the land across from us. He wants to live off of his land and be self sufficent too. The people that live right next to us is an older couple who grow a big garden every year.
Now the reason I'm going on and on about this community is, my cousin is a realtor. There is more land up on this ridge for sale. NICE land. The owner will do land contract. If anyone out there is looking for a place to live and start a nice small, farm, this would be the place. And if I could pick my neighbors, I would want someone who would be willing to work towards the perfect community.
A girl can dream, can't she?
So until next time....
Small Farm Girl, dreamer.