I suppose that an explanation is due. When I set out to create and build The Oak Anchor, I didn't really outline my plans or goals with it. I had this idea in my head and I was just charging full steam ahead. Those who chose to build with me are welcome but didn't always have any idea where we were going. Just along for the ride, as it were.
I'm realizing now, as I've had some time to think, and to draw plans, and to research, and to really narrow down where I'm hoping to go with this dream, that maybe telling my readers would be beneficial.
I want to provide an education to others in my generation (and other generations) who've been told forever that college solves all our problems, that "its not what you know, its who you know", and other lame excuses as to why our world sucks. I want to show that there is another way to live, to learn, to grow, to raise the next generation.
I want to minimize my impact on the world around me, and help others find ways to make changes for the betterment of themselves and their environment. It may seem like too little, too late, but we have to try.
I want to see my family on a chunk of land in a tiny skoolie home in the next year. I want to be fully self-employed, creating art, writing, and creating content for you. I will have my garden to support my family, and to educate my kids and my readers.
I will build an eco-village for my tribe over the next five years. I want to work toward sustainability, and partnership in our intentional community. I want to teach my tribe the value and excitement that comes from feeding our bodies and souls from the land we've worked.
In the next 10 years, I want to build our little farm into something that brings value to new generations without being hippy-dippy, and exclusionary. Sure, there's some major value in knowing what plants and herbs can heal your ailments, but it's also important to understand that modern medicine has a role in the world too.
I'd like to see my style of teaching and learning and growing become a basis for inspiration for other parents of children driven by their environment. My boys are both ADHD and ASD, but they thrive in the garden. I can't even imagine how much they'll gain from having a whole farm to learn in.
If you want to support my efforts of fulfilling these goals, please consider supporting us through purchasing our shirts, and later our garden accessories (as they become available). I'll also be listing some of our other artistic creations, such as our 2nd Life Broken Pottery jewelry.
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Thanks again for your support.