Miraculously we have succeeded in selling our property and securing an ideal property to continue our self reliant project! In my last blog entry I posted a video of the Glenoma property where we will be moving in the coming week. This is an exciting and amazing development because the new property is much more suited for growing crops and for hosting teaching events. There are so many buildings that we don’t even have plans for all the space! And the soil is perfect, rich, volcanic soil without any rocks.
We have decided to name the new property New Nandagram (pronounced nan‘-da-grom) after a village in India where Krsna’s family moved in order to get out of harm’s way. We’re hoping that New Nandagram will prove to be a sanctuary in troubled times just as Nandagram was a sanctuary for Krsna 5000 years ago.
The house and buildings at New Nandagram are in varying states of disrepair, so we will accept offers of help from our friends and supporters during the move and until we get the property fixed up.
One part of our plan is to have a guest studio with a separate entrance and bathroom/kitchen where we will be able to welcome guests without having the burden of having actual houseguests. The property is about a mile and a half from Rife Lake and is right next to Gifford Pinchot National Forest. When I went to the National Forest site looking for horse riding trails close by, I found hundreds! There should be great mushroom picking in the fall, tons of huckleberries in the mountains above the property right now, great canoeing and year round hiking/trail riding. We’ll even be able to host guest horses in our nine stall barn. We are also about 20 miles from White Pass, a popular ski destination in the winter.
If you are interested in finding out more about our plans or are able to assist us, even for a few hours, in the transition, please call: (253) 875-1842 Thanks!