time to leap

no new pictures for today, but i have got big news:

i'm moving. literally and figuratively. i'm not sure whether i'll keep posting on this blog or not, but i'll certainly be posting on a new one. if you're interested in continuing to follow my adventures, please send a comment (i won't publish them unless you ask me to) or e-mail (underhill AT riseup (dot) net) and i will get the link to you.

i'm incredibly excited about this move. there is definitely sadness involved - i have had some of the best neighbors in the world here, and i will miss all the people, critters, and plants that have befriended me along the way. i love the land that i'm on right now, and have loved it well for five years. i believe it was the best choice for me at the time to come out here, but i don't think that's true any more. the land i'm moving onto is larger (easier year round raising of sheep), wilder, has a year round spring fed creek that is clean, and is surrounded by wild forests, hunting grounds, and space where i can harvest firewood. i'll still be doing many of the same things there - making as much as possible by hand, raising and gathering foods and medicines from the land, tanning hides, building primitive shelters, etc. my hope and excitement is that the particular place i'm heading will make it not only Easier to live primitively, but will actually encourage me in that direction because that's really the best way to live in that kind of bioregion.

part of the figurative move is that i'm shedding more of the old notion that i ought to justify or validate my choices to people who are outside my 'tribe'. which is why i'm not posting the link publicly, nor will i attempt to do so much of what felt like 'convincing' or justifying when i explain the various aspects of my life any more. i'm not attempting to do outreach. the information will be there if people are really looking for it. but i've got a life to live and some land, animals, plants, rocks and water to love, and i want to get on with doing that.

you're welcome to join me vicariously if you'd like. just say the word.


hennalion said…
several folks have sent in comments asking for the link to the new blog - and have not given an e-mail address. if you're one of those folks, please re-comment WITH your e-mail address, or e-mail ME at underhill /at/ riseup (dot) net. as before, i won't publish those comments - i'll only use them to get a link to you.

thanks :)