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Richard Kauffman
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  • Lynden, WA
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"Local pasture raised lamb available at $2/lb live weight or $5/lb hanging weight. three six zero three zero six nine seven two nine"
Feb 25, 2015
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Riverhaven Lambs available for meat

Born Spring 2014 these tender young lambs are available for slaughter on-site or through local abattoir.
Feb 25, 2015
Richard Kauffman added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers

Offering Pastured Lamb

As Weston A. Price discovered, pastured ruminants offer some of the highest quality and most healthful foods.  Here is your opportunity to obtain environmentally friendly and responsibly raised lamb for your table.  Our lambs are raised on pasture their whole lives and are not treated with hormones or antibiotics.  We are offering 10-12 month old Shetland and Shetland/Scottish Blackface males for $2.00/ lb live weight.  You can either arrange for transportation, slaughter, and butchering, or we…See More
Apr 10, 2014
Richard Kauffman added a discussion to the group Community Asks and Offers

Seeking New Resident(s) for Riverhaven

We are seeking an individual or couple to live at Riverhaven farm near Lynden.  Work on the farm is traded for rent, with utilities split among residents.  Garden space is included.  To explore  whether this is the opportunity for you, please contact us directly at to set up a time to talk/visit.See More
Sep 17, 2012
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Feb 24, 2012
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Living Democracy

Working group formed at the Great Unleashing. Mission Statement under revision.  Stay tuned!
Jun 16, 2011
Richard Kauffman and Chris Testa are now friends
Jun 16, 2011
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River Haven - Community Farm

Permaculture-based eco-homestead located on the Nooksack River in Lynden.See More
Jun 8, 2011
Krista Rome and Richard Kauffman are now friends
May 20, 2011
Richard Kauffman left a comment for Judith Culver
"Judith, Thank you for the warm welcome to Transition Ferndale. I look forward to meeting and working with as many members as possible, to learn from and create the connections necessary to become part of community in this area.  I am making the…"
May 20, 2011
Richard Kauffman joined Judith Culver's group

Transition Ferndale

Join other transition enthusiasts from the Ferndale, WA area. If you live, work, shop, play or just drive through Ferndale, you are welcome!!!See More
May 19, 2011
Richard Kauffman and Nolan Hoppe-Leonard are now friends
May 16, 2011
Ginger Kennell left a comment for Richard Kauffman
"I look forward to meeting you soon!   Ginger"
May 2, 2011
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May 2, 2011

Profile Information

How are you currently involved in the Transition?
I recently bought a farm in Whatcom County and am in the process of converting my way of life and the farm to prepare for the coming collapse of an economy based upon a concept of unlimited growth in a world of finite resources.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
I welcome this opportunity to engage with others in the transformation of myself, my farm, and my community into a vibrant, healthy, sustainable ecosystem.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Let's figure that out together.
In what neighborhood or part of the county do you reside?
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
A link on the Sustainable Bellingham website.
Please note that you do not have to answer all of the above questions in order to join, and you can always come back later to edit your profile. If it's all too many questions for now, please provide a short answer below on why you'd like to join this site (or a summary of the above, if answered).
To connect with and learn from others engaged in Transition.

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At 12:19am on May 14, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi Richard!  Good to meet you at B'ham Co-housing for the Seeding Gifting Communities circle-

I'll forward you info later for an invite to the TW Earth Gardens Network-

and also for the Transition Lynden link that is on our site.

I look forward to seeing your farm & welcoming you to our Koma Kulshan - Salish Sea watershed communities!

At 10:29pm on May 2, 2011, Ginger Kennell said…

I look forward to meeting you soon!



At 9:15pm on April 25, 2011, Sarah Robertson said…
Hi Richard, sorry I always forget to check for messages here! The recipe for that bean recipe (at least I think it is this one.. it is good either way!)
* this recipe is based on using a 5 quart crock pot, so you can cut it in half if you have a smaller crock pot

3 cups dried black-eyed peas, cleaned and washed thoroughly
2 medium tomatoes
1 medium yellow or red onion (chopped)
1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and cut in small pieces
4 cloves of garlic (but we always add around 8 or 9!)
2-3 green Thai, serrano, or cayenne chilies, stems removed
2 large bunches of cilantro
2 tbs roasted cumin and coriander
2 tbs salt
1 tsp turmeric powder
1tsp red chili powder
6 cups of water

I hope you enjoy, and again I am sorry it took me so long to get this to you!

P.S. I hope you had a wonderful Easter!
At 1:43am on April 24, 2011, Jamie Jedinak said…

Thanks Richard, Me too!


I don't get up that way much but with Juliet's encouragement it seems a visit is in order!  How's does that sound for you?  

Grafting Gals today!!


Sincerely,  Jamie Jedinak  360-756-9919

At 6:55pm on April 18, 2011, Sandy Lawrence said…

Richard...welcome to the group.  My wife Barb Schickler and I [Sandy Lawrence] have been members for a while but not made any useful contribution yet, but plan to find time to do so.  We run not a real farm but a hobby farm with goats and now chickens...although my wife is a serious gardener and produces almost all of our vegetables during the summer, both for us and for our guests at our B&B.  Again, welcome.

At 10:50pm on April 16, 2011, Jaren Hoppe-Leonard said…
Richard I thought this was quick and interesting, it doesn't seem to take peak oil into account but there could be some cool blue prints! Open sources is awesome!
At 3:58pm on March 29, 2011, Chris Wolf said…
Hi Richard, the couple who were hosting the Poop Group meetings before was Peter and Lorraine Holcomb.  They live on Hemmi Rd near Hannegan, so they might be somewhat close to where your farm is?  Anyway, they (along with their housemate Joe) would have plans you are looking for and some other things I know you would be interested in.  I can give you their phone number if you call me (360-734-3510) or email me (chrisandbella-at-yahoo-dot-com); I just don't feel comfortable posting their phone number here w/out permission.  I am excited to come see your place and hopefully we neighbors can help you out there!  If you need any Permaculture consultation, let me know; that is what I do.  --Chris
At 3:07pm on March 29, 2011, Sarah Robertson said…

It was really nice to meet you as well!  I can't wait to come up and help.  I will have some days off from school and it would be nice if I could spend some at your farm. 

Thank you for inviting me to come and work!

At 8:00am on March 29, 2011, Jaren Hoppe-Leonard said…
It was great to meet you as well! After this coming weekend I'll be up for at least a few, let me know when there a good time to come up to the to the farm, I'm excited to see it!
At 12:13am on March 29, 2011, Chris Wolf said…
Welcome Richard, (I also posted this on the Humanure/ composting toilets group).  As a group, we were pretty "regular" when we started (prepare for the poop metaphors), but we have been pretty constipated the last few months, meaning that not a lot has been happening.  We need to get flowing again!  Richard, I wonder if you would want to host a meeting of this work group at your farm, to show us the place and tell us about your composting toilet plans?  If so, pick a date and time and tell us where!  If you are ready for a work party, it could even be a work party.  Thanks, --Chris

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