{Arkansas}

So we went to visit some friends in Branson this weekend but felt the timing was off and we were off track from where we were supposed to be. Josh & I meditated and felt led to go to Arkansas. We don’t know why just yet, just know it feels right & it is what we came up with privately and they matched. We should be there in about 30 mins. We are curious what token of knowledge we are going to gain here.

We are still taking orders for hats, tie dye shirts, & mom & daughter purses or small messaged bags. Christmas is coming up so support us while giving a fun handmade gift for a loved one.

Or you could think of it as donate $20 and get a shirt of your choice :)

Email us if you have any questions. Theboggs727@gmail.com

Peace & Love to you!

~The Boggs’

{Indiana}

If you didn’t know, I (Lindsay) was born in Indiana. Most of my family still lives there. We are currently visiting my family while we organize and prepare to start our journey west. Lucky us, my mom and step-dad know a lot about camper living and have been teaching us living in a camper 101. It has been a challenge to actually get started on our journey. When we found our camper in Virgina, only hours before the Twin Oaks Communities Conference, we had no idea what was going to happen next. Once the conference was over we had to figure out where we were going to register the trailer and in doing so were we going to change everything from Texas registration and license or what. In the end we decided Summertown is going to be our home base and therefore, we needed to change everything to Tennessee. Once we arrived back in Summertown, we realized that we need to cut costs even more and it was dumb to pay for a storage of stuff that could pretty much be replaced. I then proceeded to sell everything I could. It took over 2 weeks but we currently have items that fit in the truck and trailer. This process was heart wrenching for both of us but like any challenges one experiences there is always something to learn.

Our plan is to go to Missouri next and from there Colorado then Arizona. We feel lead to go to these places for whatever reason. It is interesting how things have evolved and we are curious where things will be by this time next year.

We have contacted several intentional communities but it is the off season so some are not accepting visitors and what not. Josh is still contacting people though. It seems we are on a spiritual journey along with the mission for a community. We are learning so much about ourselves.

Anywho… I could ramble on all night but I wanted to get an update actually done. Please be on the look out for a post this next week regarding buying some merchandise made by me to support our journey. I am tie dyeing some shirts today and will hopefully have a makeshift store on the main website this week with pictures and such. I am also making crocheted items. I have two different type of hats and a small purse/messager bag.

Thank you for your interest in us and what we are doing. I am trying to finish up the website so things make more sense and such.

Until next time…
Make sure you check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/roadtoelysianfields.com), Instagram (keepitsimole26), and Twitter (lboggsfoto). I try to do little updates on there.

~Josh & Lindsay

P.S. Kids are doing great. They really love spending time here. Journey is trying his hardest to crawl and walk. He is also working on 4 teeth coming in on top. Jocelyn is a busy body like her momma but amazes us everyday with things she is picking up on.

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IMG_0273.JPGJocelyn is showing everyone she has a piece of big girl candy. She actually listened and didn’t try to chew the mint.

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The Next Step…

The long awaited update from the Boggs family…

We have spent the month of August recovering from the permaculture design apprenticeship and taking care of the Eco-Hostel at the Eco-Villiage Training Center at The Farm intentional community.  During this time we did some brainstorming for the future days immediately ahead of us, as well as future days in our long-term adventure.  We feel like we have finally reached the next step in our journey, but things are a little more unclear after this current step…

First, we will be leaving for Virginia, next week, to attend an intentional communities conference at Twin Oaks intentional community.  We are really excited about this conference because of all the topics that are going to be covered there along with who is going! If you would like to read more about this conference, here is the link to the website. http://www.communitiesconference.org  They had a work exchange offer so we got our tickets a lot cheaper than the full price! We are hoping to have a camper by the time we get there so we don’t have to sleep in a tent with 2 kids. :/ However, we are ready to do what we need to do to make the contacts and learn about things we are lacking in.

After the conference we are thinking about hitting the road and traveling around in a camper and visiting other intentional communities, meeting other permaculturists, networking with other communities, and probably will hit up some events like Burning Man in Nevada and Earth Harmony festival in Arizona. (Please comment below with any festivals or renaissance faires you suggest we try to make it to!)

Obviously, there are going to be new expenses that we were not prepared for since we will be traveling for a time. We really feel this is an important part of the journey because we have so much more to learn about living in a community and we feel like we haven’t met the people we need to meet before settling down somewhere. Therefore, we are going to continue to do photo shoots and other fun things to help fund our travels. I will make a more detailed post soon about this but here is a very quick overview just in case you want to get involved in our dream. :)

 

Photography ~ As always, if you would like a photo shoot, please email me at: HelloLBoggs@gmail.com. (Your investment is currently $100 deposit plus tip)

General Labor ~ This could include painting (Josh was a professional painter), or just little handyman jobs.

Web Design/Computer Repair ~ Josh has been creating websites and fixing computers since before they were popular (haha). He is great at it.

If you think you could use one of these services please don’t hesitate to email us. You never know where we are headed next! ~ Email us at: theboggs727@gmail.com!

We will also start selling some upcycled tie dyed items and probably some other crafts as well, in the near future. If you would like to help us raise support for our travels, we do have PayPal account that we can receive funds to.The email address to send support to is: theboggs727@gmail.com. Alternatively, to help support raising money for land or general start up costs for the Elysian Fields, we have a GoFund me account that we are looking to add crafts to for donors in the near future.  (Sorry if you’ve already donated before that point, we’ll make sure you guys are taken care of!)    The GoFundMe site is here: http://www.gofundme.com/Elysian-Fields

Peace & Love to you
~Josh & Lindsay

Photo taken by a wonderful guy we met whose wife was attending a midwifery conference here at The Farm. 2014 family photo with magpie watermark