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30 yr old man seeking woman age 25-35 in Ohio or Kentucky

 
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A few facts about me:
I'm a mega anime nerd. I go to Ohayocon every few years and cosplay.

I hunt and fish for food, but never for sport. I am against taking trophies and cruelty to animals.

I'm currently establishing a permaculture farm in Scioto County Ohio. (I can see Kentucky from my back porch.) I won't go over the details here that I have spoken of elsewhere on the forum. However, we expect to be in full production by 2024. This would include wool, milk, cheese, eggs, chicken meat, duck meat, pears, apples, cherries, peaches, sour oranges, persimmons, pecans, chestnuts, strawberries, melons, squashes, a wide variety of vegetables, VAPs like jam, sauces, and baked goods, and a wide variety of culinary and medicinal herbs (one herb contains compounds that regenerate brain cells according to a recent study). I am very interested in chemistry and biology but lack the facilities to experiment.

Politically I'm a leftist, and while I take it very seriously, I believe in the potential of humanity and in loving your neighbor as you love yourself. The principle of reciprocity as explained in nearly every religion is the basis of my politics.

I am multi-religious. I practice 2 kinds of Shinto, Reconstructionist North European Shamanism, non-denominational Buddhism, and (to some extent) Hinduism (with focus on Kali, Goddess of the Void; and Ganesha, God of Obstacles). I also fancy the Welsh allegory of Cerridwyn and Taliesin and I figure I could probably smoke a joint with Jesus (where legal).

I quit tobacco recently by vaping, and hope to quit vaping slowly as recommended by my doctor. I do not drink alcoholic drinks that are above 0.05% ABV. I dislike most sodas except the very occasional rootbeer. I do keep alcohol in the house for cooking with. (2 of my favorite sauces have alcohol in the recipe, Teriyaki and Demiglace.)

I am an avid cook and my favorite foods are Thai Red Curry, Chili Verde, and chilled melon. I bake whole grain sourdough bread and have plans to build a wood-fired oven. I also love strawberries, and they are my 3rd favorite fruit after Melons and Chilies. My favorite grain to eat is short grain rice.

 
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It's nice to see a singles / looking post from a regular poster rather than someone only on Permies for that purpose. Best wishes for finding your someone!
 
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Sonja Draven wrote:It's nice to see a singles / looking post from a regular poster rather than someone only on Permies for that purpose. Best wishes for finding your someone!



Thank you very much. I am never quite sure what to put in these things. Being autistic, I just info-dump. I'm a bit self-conscious about it, but don't know a better way to transmit the needed info. I tend to compensate for my lack of understanding in the flow of conversation by being direct and concise. But I think in romance it is better to leave some things unsaid and to be more spontaneous. So I did my best with this post. I only included things that might tend to exclude people I wouldn't get along with, but I tried to add some detail to it instead of the spartan status quo.
 
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Nice job! I think what you posted is helpful.

I suggest you might want to add something about what you are looking for besides geography and age so women can self select in or out for you?
 
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Sonja Draven wrote:Nice job! I think what you posted is helpful.

I suggest you might want to add something about what you are looking for besides geography and age so women can self select in or out for you?



I don't know what I'm looking for exactly, I haven't dated at all since a bad breakup 7 years ago. I guess someone who doesn't mind doing the things I can't do and who likes picnics more than restaurants. I have pretty severe PTSD from childhood trauma and I can't do household chores besides vacuuming and laundry. I will do all of the outdoor work though. The last time I even picked up a dish rag I dropped it, ran outside and cried. I don't cry easily. I actually have a hard time crying when I want to. But when confronted by doing dishes, I remember all those things that happened when I was doing the dishes as a kid and I cry uncontrollably. So someone who understands that would be good. I'm sure there is something they can't do that I can. I think it is important to do as much as you can and not be afraid to ask for help when you need it. As the saying goes: "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need."
 
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Hi Ryan,

As Sonja says, your posting is appealing and honest.  I wish you the best of luck.

"However, we expect to be in full production by 2024. This would include wool, milk, cheese, eggs, chicken meat, duck meat, pears, apples, cherries, peaches, sour oranges, persimmons, pecans, chestnuts, strawberries, melons, squashes, a wide variety of vegetables, VAPs like jam, sauces, and baked goods, and a wide variety of culinary and medicinal herbs (one herb contains compounds that regenerate brain cells according to a recent study)"

You have an impressive list there.  I'd love to hear more about the sour oranges, persimmons and chestnuts.  First, the where of source materials and then cultivation progress.  KY State Extension passes out free seedlings every spring, but they are not clear about varieties and productivity.  I planted persimmons and pecans they offered in 2013, but have had no blossom or fruit yet.  I've got a trifoliate orange growing slowly from seed, but it just reached waist height.  And what is this herb that helps with brain cell regeneration?
 
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Ruth Meyers wrote:Hi Ryan,
You have an impressive list there.  I'd love to hear more about the sour oranges, persimmons and chestnuts.  First, the where of source materials and then cultivation progress.  KY State Extension passes out free seedlings every spring, but they are not clear about varieties and productivity.  I planted persimmons and pecans they offered in 2013, but have had no blossom or fruit yet.  I've got a trifoliate orange growing slowly from seed, but it just reached waist height.  And what is this herb that helps with brain cell regeneration?



I am planting trees from a nursery, mostly from Stark Brothers and one other I forget the name of. One thing I do for all perennials is that I treat the roots with mycogrow innoculant. It is a mix of fungi and bacteria that live symbiotically with plants and for a bit of sugary exudate, they supply water and soluble minerals. Plants tend to grow to more than double their usual size. The first plant I tested it on was Minowase Daikon (a radish). The usual size is like a large carrot: 1.25 inches wide by 10 inches long. The ones with mycogrow were enormous. I don't recall exactly how big, but I would estimate they were 3 inches by 12. They grow the root mass like crazy. The result for trees is that the deep roots support the plants even during drought or even in minimally fertile soil. It does remain in the soil, so when used on annuals, it goes dormant in the winter and new seed planted in the spring doesn't have to be inoculated. I also used it on a willow tree once. I started the tree from a cutting. It grew to 15 feet tall in 2 years.

Here are the studies I mentioned:
https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=new+study+on+neurogenesis+harmala+alkaloids&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

I source Harmala alkaloids from Nicotiana rustica, a Solanacae family plant. You can also get it from Syrian Rue and Caapi vine.  
 
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Slightly off topic, but Cerridwyn is my lady! Just dedicated this past Full Buck Moon ritual to her.  Anyhow, best of luck in your endeavors.  It sounds like you have an amazing operation that's coming to fruition.
 
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Laura VanAntwerp wrote:Slightly off topic, but Cerridwyn is my lady! Just dedicated this past Full Buck Moon ritual to her.  Anyhow, best of luck in your endeavors.  It sounds like you have an amazing operation that's coming to fruition.



I identify with the story if you use it as a lesson of changing yourself to overcome dangers of any sort, and that even if you are eaten by a very angry Goddess that has turned into a chicken, you will still come out in the end as a demi-god with the Awen. /|\
 
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Hello Ryan
You post was very interesting.  And though I’m not what you’re looking for, I’m very interested in the herb you you mentioned that regenerates brain cells.  My daughter is severely autistic and non verbal.  I’m always looking for organic ways to improve her situation.  If you wouldn’t mind sharing this info or any info that could help me aid her I’d greatly appreciate it
 
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