An Opportunity to Create Something Beautiful

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So I’ve got to throw this out there-----anyone want to buy/build/purchase a 30 acre farm with us??? Its got an old farmhouse on it–in good shape—we don’t need the house, we have a house. We are interested in the land. So we are open to the idea of partners and there is a place for those partners to live.

My big thing with this is protecting the land to the highest degree possible. I’ve been reading the website at Four Quarters InterFaith Sanctuary and I really really like what they are doing. I’d almost say we could just use their example as a whole and use it ourselves. Of course things could be changed if need be but I really think they’ve got a good thing going…

This is from the Four Quarters website: " A t our core, Four Quarters is The Land.

A sacred place in the Alleghenies, set aside in perpetuity as a Sanctuary for Nature… and for People.
A lasting home for Earth Based Spirituality."

If we were purchase this place it would be to protect the land and that would mean I’d like to write some sort of covenant that would forbid either party from ever selling it. I don’t think land should be a commodity. Anyways ideas would be to purchase land start a market garden like Jean Martin and run pastured poultry like J Salatin as the 2 big ideas to generate income. Other ideas could easily be added. Then of our salary/profit I would envision keeping the bare minimum necessary (2 K a month?) and donating the rest to the community…

Anyone interested in any capacity don’t hesitate to private message me or write back
Thanks so much!

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Hi Fat Owl,

I have my own land, so not looking to purchase any more… but I just returned from spending the weekend at Four Quarters. We go there a lot, and there is an OBOD event that takes place there once a year in May. It is seriously a wonderful place with good people and good energy :).

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@DanaD

Hi Dana —thank you for your reply.

I’ve yet to make the trip to Four Quarters, I came real close to going to an Age of Limits/Peak oil conference there once but plans changed at the last minute. I’ve just become friends with some local people who got married at Four Quarters and that got me to thinking about them again. You are right, it does seem like a wonderful place and I can’t wait to finally get to visit in person.

We druids need to make more of these wonderful places. I am super glad that Four Quarters is there in Pennsylvania and is doing well and I am sure there are more places like it that I have yet to discover but why not another one here in Virginia?

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@Fatowl: Have you checked out The Land Celebration in Gore, VA? :slight_smile:

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#5

I had not heard of them before. I just went to their website and I like what I see. I don’t have the time at present to read everything on the website, but later tonight or tomorrow night I will be sure to read it all.

Thanks so much for sharing. Looks like something good to me…

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#6

There used to be a pan-druid event that took place there (it no longer does), so I was able to visit there for a few years. It is a very cool place, very sacred.

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#7

A few years ago I bought two one square foot plots of land in a forest in the Highlands of Scotland. It purportedly came with a Laerd Ttile. That gimmick aside, the true value was in the process. According to the literature the estate was subdivided into square foot plots that could be sold individually, and nobody was allowed more than one square foot per name. So, I bought one for my Lady and one for myself. We own 2 square feet of land in an old growth forest. We can never develop it or even harvest timber without getting the permission of every deed holder. That is a good way to divest your land and provide permanent legal protections for it.

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@Ceiteach_Ravenford

I like it. It is definitely a gimmick of sorts. I still thinking buying land in any form is a delusion, even if it is only 1 sq foot. But I get where they are going with it. Can we druids buy the world back 1 sq ft at a time? And then transfer the deed/title back to the true owner/owners—the animals and spirits? lol

I like the stipulation about not being able to develop or harvest timber without permission from everyone.

Thanks for sharing…

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