The hardest thing was getting the courage to start attempting to follow my dream. Last year I turned 38 and decided that I either had to start looking for land or stop talking about looking for land. I started in August and was the owner of 23 acres at the end of November.
There were so many magical moments in the process that I believe there is no where else in the world that I am supposed to be.
I put in my offer on Oct 4, 2013. I went in $18,500.00 under the list price.
On Oct 5, 2013 I crashed Nuit Blanche with my first guerrilla art experiment. I wanted to talk to Canadians about the Idle No More movement and Stephen Harper’s horrible environmental policies.
On Oct 8, 2013 they came back and accepted my offer. I think it was a karmic thank you for taking a vocal and public stand on what is happening to Canada under Harper.
The woman I bought the land from was 92 years old and wrapping up all of her business. She was also married to James Cooper. I don’t think it is a fluke that the North and West border of my land is a public access trail that he donated.
I am going to build on what he started.
Folk artist. Lifelong cyclist. Plant based. Zero Waste. Environmentalist. Lover.