I'm turning 39 at the end of the month and want to return to the simpler life that I once knew. I grew up on a small farm, lived on a small homestead with my ex and now that I'm single find myself in an apartment. That's not the life for me so I bought a school bus and am working on converting it. Eventually I hope to find a piece of God's glorious green earth to turn into my permaculture paradise. Either that or trade my Skoolie for some land and just buy a yurt and solar, haha. If I get my bus on the road I plan to either work or WWOOF on farms to gain money, experience and a knowledge for different parts of the country. I've never left the Midwest aside from living in the Ozarks for a couple of years. It seems a bit too much like the south round here and I miss actual winters, but have enjoyed being able to eat from my patio garden without a green house year round!
I prefer cows over goats and ducks ove chickens and have raised my fair share of all as well as sheep and hogs. I've never kept bees but read All I can about them and have taken a couple of seminars. Right now all I have are a couple of dogs, a Pyr mix and a cattle dog cross, an old calico cat, an aquaponics beta fish and a few thousand worms so I miss having livestock to tend to. Although I am up at four am to work my day job, I miss the sun soaked splendor of laboring outdoors from sunrise to sunset to tend to the earth.
I am a right wing, Christian conservative and believe that through God's grace alone the earth has been dated to provide us with what we need to thrive through food, minerals and herbs. I'm not looking for someone who is a hippie or a liberal but someone that sees eye to eye on both environmental and phone losoohical ideals. I suppose I would prefer a fella that has had it all before and is trying to live the homesteading dream again rather than someone who has achieved it all already. The struggle is real but it's a lot easier with someone to live the struggle with.
Hi Gail, it's pretty clear you live in the US now (unless other countries have a "midwest"). Would you need to stay in the midwest or are other regions/countries an option? I'm not your guy (married) but figured it could help the right people to find you. Good luck with your "crisis"
The permie formerly known as "Mike Jay"
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
It's not a "crisis" it's an "opportunity" t
Right? Ha! Good luck on your quest.
posted 8 months ago
Mike Jay wrote:Hi Gail, it's pretty clear you live in the US now (unless other countries have a "midwest"). Would you need to stay in the midwest or are other regions/countries an option? I'm not your guy (married) but figured it could help the right people to find you. Good luck with your "crisis"
I'd prefer to stay in Missouri but am open to other states or countries. Although my being a cliche American redneck might not go over well in some places. Thanks for the help and conversation.