My husband, 9 y/o dd and I just moved back to the Canby area (Whiskey Hill) after living in inner SE Portland for the last 6 years. We are living on my family's large farm which is beautiful and has so much room for dd to play and roam, but we are feeling a bit of culture shock and would love to connect with other families that are of the more crunchy persuasion...
A bit about us: I am self employed as a seamstress making cloth menstrual pads and am also a fiber artist, metalsmith and painter. We are into lots of the usual crunchy sort of things - running our old Mercedes on WVO, natural living, organic local foods, anti-consumerism, homebirth (we are expecting our 2nd child in December), freecycling, doing/making for ourselves whatever we can, livestock and butchering, etc. I got to put in a huge garden this year and am looking forward to doing lots of canning and drying. We moved back out to the country to have the space and resources to convert a diesel schoolbus to run on WVO and build it as an offgrid motorhome so we can go nomadic for a couple of years and see the country. Eventually we would like to find a good community to homestead/offgrid in.
I would just love to meet some other like-minded mamas/families so dd can connect with other kids, so that we can have someone to share some of the summer activities/projects with, and possibly for sewing/knitting circle type meet ups if anyone is interested.
We are in the Whiskey Hill area as well! I grew up here and we moved back about 2 years ago. We live in a yurt on my parent's property and raise ducks, geese and chickens for eggs and meat and have a large garden. DH works in natural foods in Salem and I am a nutritional therapist. We have one DS (5) who is unschooled. We are interested in a lot of the things you mentioned and would love to connect with other "crunchy" sort of families. I'd love to get together. PM me and we can set something up.
Hi! We just moved to Aurora from NV in June. We live on a few acres and can't wait to start our garden and get some chickens. My mom lives off Whiskey Hill in Hubbard. We are excited to meet some like minded mamas in the area. My girls would love to find some friends. We are unschooling our children...Dd1 is almost 7, dd2 is 4, ds is 2 and the youngest dd is almost 1. I would love to set something up!
Happily married and unschooling 5 kiddos Oct. 2004, July, 2007, July, 2009, Oct. 2010, Nov. 2012
Hi lachingona1! Yea! I'm so glad someone else responded. I still haven't heard back from Hespera and I've been feeling especially discouraged lately as everyone gears up to go to school and we haven't found any other unschoolers nearby---or even many homeschoolers that have common interests. I would love to get together. Would you want to meet at a park and hang out--maybe early next week?