Donkeys In Paradise

hello internets :)

EDIT: Thankyou so much to everyone who has put in so far, its huge and it means so much thankyou! We still have till August to reach our goal!


We are Kris, Carrie-Anne and the 10 year old super hero Solar Flare!

help us on the first step of homing two donkeys to munch this lovely green grass :) and also. we needs doggles. doggles.

I (Kris) like making music and various projects. I run the field and outbuildings, Carrie is running the house and Solar Flare likes unicorns. We are all autistic and we have sensory and processing problems that are quite annoying to live with. I have problems with communication and sound, Carrie is diabetic, (possibly ADD)and has executive function issues and Miss Flare also has problems with sound and vision. She is quite similar to me.

Can you help us achieve an impossible task ?

An unexpected opportunity has arisen whereby we can own this piece of land for what in this country is a super low price. We have an offer open of about 10,000 pounds all in until August, including solicitors and projected fees. Its such a beautiful slice of the highlands, you can even see mountains in the distance.  It just so happens I am trying to make music under the name 100mountains  so its fits me nicely :)


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Its too good a deal to at least try to achieve, but we are not exactly in a position to do so. We are overwhelmed with tasks here as it is and this place makes no money yet. We are setting up a shop, building various things, all kinds of stuff, but we only just started the renovation. If we could achieve this it would give us such a head start.

You can read more about us on croftingnature.com 

Our vision for the future involves an autistic magic garden with singing trees, a recording studio and of course at least two donkeys.

We never thought we would get the opportunity to own land within our lifetimes, especially in the current climate, but at this price it is almost within reach. My personal life has been one of extreme instability and buying this land would end that forever, a tremendous load of persistent anxiety for us removed forever and the ability to make beautiful music for me!

My personal goal has been to find somewhere to make my music in peace and be able to afford to eat, a goal which has mostly seemed impossible as some of you know up until i was diagnosed as autistic about a year ago and met my partner Carrie-Anne, also a late-diagnosis autist with the focus of a distracted 4 year old.

Buying this land would also secure Solar Flares future, leaving her free of one of the most crippling and difficult tasks a lot of people today face, finding a secure, stable place to call home. But as her favourite joke goes, the only way we can achieve this is with the currency of cows. Moolah!

Another one of my lifes loves is animals, which I am discovering is common across the autistic spectrum. Through whatever reason, mostly that I have been poor, I have spent quite a lot of time farming. I think being autistic naturally drove me to seek out quieter places in the country with animals. I have been on the WWOOF program through a few different organic farms and on one particular one I met this dude, who I still love dearly:


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it blows my mind that I could actually hang out with donkeys again! (sorry none of us like being photographed, nothing personal, just another part of our weirdness :)


Ten thousand pounds.

Companies spend that on a coffee machine, tory politicians spend that on one night out, just on the rent boys. It seems a small amount but for us, trying to navigate the NHS, Universal credit, the DWP, the council and other government failures while somehow managing to run the place and think about renovating it, is impossible...

You, together tho - can make it possible and we would be eternally grateful, no amount is too small, everything is appreciated. There is not much we can offer you in return, Kris has a music site  , you are welcome to a membership to that, if you are interested you can contact him on facebook.  Solar Flare makes artwork, a little bit of which you can see here  (more to come). We love Solar Flares artwork!

by giving you will:

secure our futures
secure the lands future and ensure it is used in a sustainable and respectful way
rewild and restore the soil of this land
give us a massive head start in our huge renovation project
support renewable energies and low impact living
support Solar Flares fight to save the planet!
put us on the first step to homing two donkeys ( after i build dwellings etc )
doggles
Also Unicorn Pooping


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*hugs* to all x

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Kris Weston 
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Conon Bridge, Scotland, United Kingdom
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