Now Accepting: Chickens, Goats, Kids, Farmers, Bloggers

Now Accepting: Chickens, Goats, Kids, Farmers, Bloggers

Many of you know that my husband and I have been working hard at getting our house ready to sale for the past few months (which is why my posts here have been so few and far between). In addition to trying to sell our house, we’ve also been scouring the real estate sites looking for a good deal on a house with a fair bit of land. We haven’t had any luck so far, but what we did stumble upon is an amazing deal on 50 acres in southern Wyoming! We drove out to see the land this weekend and fell in love.

Jody and I started talking about it and while we definitely don’t need that much land for ourselves, we’ve always joked, but also dreamed about living in a commune. So we’re going for it! We talked to the owners of the land and they are cool with waiting until our house sells as they aren’t in a huge hurry to sell. So as soon as our house sells, we’re buying the land and starting our dream! :)

That’s where you come in. We figure that between the land that will be committed to gardening/farming, an orchard, livestock, a huge communal kitchen and dining hall, a big playground, land for hiking, and maybe even a pool and small rec center, we’ll still have room for about 30 families to join us. Jody is writing up an application form which I will post in a few weeks for interested families to complete. Anybody interested? :) Leave a comment if you think you might be interested in learning more or if you have ideas on how to make this commune an awesome place to live.

Obviously we have a lot of details to work out, but we’re both very excited about this opportunity for us and for the many families who will eventually be joining us. But most of all we’re excited to say April Fool’s! :) Too bad it’s not for real. I was really getting excited about it. ;)

Photo credit: Tourism ROI

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  1. Ooh! That was a good one! I was totally thinking, What the heck? Nicely played.

  2. I totally fell for that– was about to email my husband! Oh, well. :)

  3. At first it’ll be like a big camp out, tents & fire pits. Once we reach a critical mass then we’ll some good ol fashion barn raising type work. (BYOW)

  4. Grrr… CAN’T. DO. THAT!!! I was just going to ask if you’d need a school master too. Stinky face. :[ I guess I still love ya though! ;)

  5. You totally had me. I thought you had lost your mind!

  6. ‘scuse my language, but OMFG that is so exciting!!!! i’m so jealous!!! i can’t sell my house for three more years or i’d consider.

  7. Wow that is ridiculously exciting! I can’t wait to see what happens and how it pans out. If that is a picture of the place it is breath taking!

  8. Too bad that it’s not real, only for the fact that you’d be a little closer to me and tempting you with fresh apple cider in the fall might convince you to visit :)

    Already did the commune thing. We called it living in a tent behind the Renaissance Festival on weekend. Pretty fun, except when it rained. Then we had an old fashioned water bed! Just like Ma and Pa on the prairie…

  9. I didn’t even put 2 and 2 together…but I did come here to say that S Wyoming looks nothing like NW Wyoming (your pic). :) Us NW Wyo natives are protective of our mountains…only we get to claim them!

  10. You got me! Right after another blog post got me too! And I was prepared for this kind of thing today. Man, I am SO gullible!

  11. I knew it was an April fool from the title even. I’m that awesome.

  12. now that was funny. i was feeling just a tiny bit jealous… :-) happy april fool’s!

  13. You totally had me fooled! Well played, Amy, well played.

  14. LOL You better tell Crunchy Chicken that you’re joking. :)

    You are selling your house, aren’t you?

  15. I was totally going to sign up. If we drum up enough interest would you reconsider for real…:)

  16. I would totally join, except that I would like to join as a chicken. Your headline says you are accepting chickens…

  17. Wow. Tempting, seriously.

  18. I would TOTES come live on a commune with you.

    We’ve joked about it, too. Maybe one day…lol

  19. Oh sure. Get me all excited about moving. Then just pull the rug out from under me. What a stink bug!

  20. Whaddya mean, Mrs. Moneypenny?

    I’ve got dibs on the solar-paneled Jungle Themed Yurt with the heated composting outdoor toilet/bidet/shower combo.

    Just as long as I don’t have to live right next to Rob. He always wants to borrow my latex body paint and it’s really getting on my nerves. Although I guess it’s better than seeing him walk around naked all the time.

  21. I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

  22. Very funny.. I was like. Really? Cool idea.. I’d love to have an area for a garden out there! Glad you said April Fools :)


  23. That was a very good one! Points for thinking and for making us think also!

  24. AMY! I was about to go get those “intentional living” books off my shelf to mail to you— SOMEone should get some use out of them, right?

    Geesh. ONLY joke I fell for this year, even if I’m late to the party ;)

  25. Oh man, you got me!!! I’m so sad that it is a joke though!!!

  26. That’s such a great April Fool’s Day post! Sounds like a great idea though, it looks like a few people were already packing their bags to join you. :-D

  27. Great April Fool’s Joke! I hadn’t looked at the posting date before I read it and you got me hook, line and sinker!

  28. ROTFL… Too funny! You had me going there for a minute… mainly because my hubby-to-be and I have mulled over that exact idea. Glad we’re not the only ones!! :)

  29. You totally had me going! In other news…check out my blog post today. I have something for you! :)

  30. haha totally had me fooled! but in my defense, I was reading this on april 8th, so my mind was not on aprils fools jokes!

  31. Ha! You totally had me going on this one – Kevin’s workplace has been rather stressful recently and we’ve talked about “how do you know when enough’s enough and you take a leap of faith and go somewhere to succeed on a more useful and healthy for everyone model of life?

    So,,,did you really buy the land in Wyoming?

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  33. HAHAHAHA! You totally had me! I was about to start wondering if I should email you for info about this commune! I’ve never heard of one that didn’t involve major news headlines! ha! Great post!

  34. I was going to cc this to some friends. Until the last sentence. Too funny!

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