The old homestead where I was born, Stafford New Zealand (south island, west coast)
Wow, there’s been a rash of emails and comments from Australia and my fellow “kiwis” (New Zealanders)
Here’s another wonderful email from New Zealand I just had to share.
in New Zealand, I thank you!
We have been waiting for the means to purchase our dream lifestyle block out of town, to produce our own food, to build our own home…
We have a larger garden this year (largely owing to inspiration from Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal Vegetable Mineral), but were still sitting about “waiting” before we could go further. After attending a local craft/lifestyle/substainability fair last weekend I was even more inspired, but still “waiting” for the day that I would be able to have these things. I came home feeling rather wistful – I knew the lifestyle I wanted, but I had to “wait” for it. A few days later, a link to your site was posted on a messageboard I frequent. I’ve just read your June 2003 insight and I’ve had a lightbulb moment! (Several lightbulbs really – I’m feeling illuminated! lol) What am I waiting for when there is so much I can do right now!
I have much more to read on your site, and many plans to make but at least I’m not waiting anymore
Another lightbulb flashes and I realise that the state of mind of “waiting” is not conducive to achieving my goal. Actively doing what I want/need to be doing may help me get to the dream lifstyle acreage in the country with the adobe house faster, and if not, at least I’ll be kept busy in the meantime.
Many thanks for sharing your lifestyle with the rest of the globe
Otorohanga (where the sunshine hours may not be quite as high as in Pasadena!)
Another inspiring testimonial how this website is changing lives. We are indeed blessed that we are able to share our journey and inspire people to be the change by living the solution.
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“I wanted acreage. Millions more like me desired the same. I dreamed of an idyllic country home where I could get away from it all. Yeah, and everyone else with the same hope would be joining in the migration to grab what land there was available. I needed space in which to satisfy my latent Bonanza longing. But, I’d probably croak on the spot for lack of the needed skills and, more importantly, for the dearth of experience needed to deal with all kinds of new, rural situations. Problems, that is.”