Diane Maldonado wrote:...I've had setbacks many times which some consider backfire but I just keep chugging away until I get it right. I'm very determined and if the off grid lifestyle is really what you want then go for it. Regrets only come from things you didn't do not the risks that you take. Well some may disagree. Lol
Matthew Nistico wrote:Haha, are those your toes stretched out before a campfire?! : )
You look very nice, as does your land. How many acres? What are you hoping to do with the land once your house is completed?
I agree with you about politics: the two parties make such a show of their differences, yet most party members don't comprehend (nor are they willing to admit) that in many ways they are two sides of the same coin. I refer to myself as libertarian with socialist leanings. So hard to fit inside just one box!
My GF and I are currently inhabiting a space of responsible non-monogamy, a first for both of us. Over a year into that phase of our relationship, and things seem to be working out. We will see in the future both if we want to continue and exactly what kind of non-monogamous lifestyle we wish to lead. Personally, I find most people's concept of traditional monogamy too commingled with jealousy for my taste, but if you can make it work for you and your partner then great for you.
Keep the pics coming. I promise you: the more you post, the more people will take an interest.
Timo Wiley wrote:Hi, Diane, I'm Timothy or Timo and I accidentally found this site while exploring small scale threshing machines. I live in Tollesboro, KY, about 12 east of Maysville, KY, because nobody has ever heard of Tollesboro. Actually I am 4 miles north of Tollesboro, out in a hollow called Poplar Flat where I have 18 acres, a house and a pole barn and 5 cats, all of which I own free and clear except for the cats who only give their friendship to people who love them.
I am a retired structural engineer, 72, and built my own house after being laid off in 2012, I have lived all over the mid West and visited various foreign countries and States in our Union during my working career. I was married and divorced twice and have no kids.
I am not off the grid but working at being more self sufficient, I harvest rain for my water supply and heat my pole barn with fire wood. The chimney on the main house will be done this year and then I will be able to heat the house with local fire wood as well. I have a garden which I am trying to defend against the raccoons with a good fence this year. Four peach trees were planted last year and the first asparagus crop is due next Spring. There is no zoning in this part of Kentucky so I did all the plumbing and wiring in my house, no inspections were required, I am a veteran of 6 years in the Nuclear Navy so I knew what I was doing.
I live by myself (except for the cats) but it would be nice to have a companion who has a similar interests and outlook on life.
Budge Muller wrote:Barefoot alot?
"What's your sign?" [grin] (star/zodiac)
Steven Hendrickson wrote:Hi Diane, Steve here. If you haven't found what your looking for please let me know. I'm about to make a major life change and I believe we might be able to create a symbiosis. As for being able to support myself I'm more than capable. I'm definitely not looking for a handout or a leg up.
James Everett wrote:I find it the same out here in western Texas to find someone willing to go off grid and be more self sustaining as well. I love you land it has a lot more shade then the mesquite that I have here on my land that I have been working on now for 4 years. I too am looking for a good partner or friend that would like to live and work on being less reliant on the current economy as things right now seem to look as it in itself is becoming unstable with changes going on.
I have a stable job as a Jailer out here. Almost debt free as I have less then a year on my Truck to pay off and then speed up and pay my last of my other loans shortly after as well. Land been paid off for year. Then I can really focus more investment on the land here or if I decide to find better less challenging land to work with that has more to offer. Other then that I manage to get stuff on my own until I find the right fish out in this dry pond.