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57 SWF Needing a partner to build a homestead in Northern middle TN

 
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 My approach to a self sufficient life style is out of curiosity, love of science, and the adventure of learning & trying new things. I get satisfaction from producing more of what I need with less money. I enjoy having bragging rights to say I've been there, and done that. I may not ever want to do it again, but at least I know how to if I'm ever in the position that I need to. I'm also getting older and retirement is getting closer, so I need to be ready to live on less income. I love to restore & re-purpose old or discarded things. It would be nice to have a home business run from the farm. But doing it alone is really hard.
 I've done alot of improvements on my own, but now that my kids are all grown, it would be nice to have someone to share this adventure with. I have a small home, it's a work in progress and I have the land. It's located in northern middle TN, close to the Kentucky line. Ideally I'm looking for a LTR, but I would consider someone with their own mobile/tiny home to live on the land rent free in exchange for labor. I can't afford to pay anything, so you would have to get a side job. Around here, there's alot of opportunity for side work.
 Some of the things I am interested in adding to the farm is: root cellar, greenhouse, smoke house, alternative energy such as wind, solar, hydro or geothermal. I currently have an orchard, I add new plants to it every year, I have honey bees and plans to expand my hives this year. I would like to build a shed to store my beekeeping equipment in. I have a small chicken coop, it needs some repairs & also some quail coops. I have a large incubator that I used to do contract incubating for extra income. Currently I have no birds or cattle on the farm. I had to help care for my elderly mom and had to sell all my animals.
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Welcome to Permies! Good luck finding the man of your dreams :)
 
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I wish you well on your journey was wondering if you'd be interested in answering a few questions I'm planning to move to Tennessee this fall
 
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Hi Lisa,
 I'm interested in knowing more about you. I've done a lot of organic gardening, can fix about anything from toasters to cars. I'm looking for a LTR, too. Love the country life. I'm a few years older than you and in good health. I hike and play guitar, do martial arts.
 
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wanna meet in Knoxville and----chat some? coffee? meal?
 
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hello
I am interested in talking to you. I am john and I'm at a point in my life that allows me to make changes such as you seem to be doing. I have been involved in hvac/maintenance my whole life and have almost always lived country. I'm in my late 50s and have some experience in the things you mentioned. if you are still looking please give me a call 4178465445 or email manofyah789@gmail.com
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Hi Lisa, I haven't been on here for some time now and am just returning.  I retired early a year ago November with plans to downsize and sell my house here in Southern Illinois and to relocate and get my hands into the earth. But first I was going to stock my camper and hit the road for a bit of travel.... Well, best laid plans.  COVID struck, and I also had family in Oklahoma with medical and other issues that needed my help, so spent the last year living out of my camper giving my assistance. My sister's 40 year old single wide had to be put down, couldn't find anyone that wanted to work, or do the job right, and so I did it myself not only to help but as a primmer to building my own place.  I tore it all down, recycled what I could, reworked the whole septic which wasn't working correctly, and built her a safe tiny home to live in.  I found out right away I had gotten soft in the job I'd just retired from as I lost 30 pounds during the process, but it gave me great satisfaction in making my world a better place.  As you say, been there, done that.  Well, I've returned to my life and my original plans to downsize and sell my home here to seek a new home away from the hustle and bustle.  I'd love to speak with you about your plans as well and see if maybe we are a fit for helping each other or more.  I have all the skills your needing, I don't need you to pay me or a job, and I do have a nice camper I've been living in for near a year if need be. I would enjoy the company of a grounded woman as I move forward.  We're about the same age as well and from reading your post we think alike in many ways, so I think we'd get along just fine.  There's much more we could discuss in private if your so inclined.  I did save the best for last; I have experience working with incubators :).  I hope to hear from you and above all I hope you can get back on track after setting aside to help your family as well.  If you wish to pm me I will give you my number if you like.  I'm a bit old school and prefer talk to texting.  Ralph
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-Lisa let's talk. I'm looking forward to being  self sufficient/off grid. I have 20 acres in Western NC. But, I grew up in Clarksville. so, I'm familiar with your area. Dover, KY and Barkley. My Dad had store in Bumpus Mills. I've got tractors, bull dozier, bobcat. Most everything for farming. Generator, chickens. you name it. I've had some experience. What do you think. give me a call. ate too ate fore too nin fiv ooh one 3 ask for ext 69
 
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dear Lisa, my name is eddi im an artist home builder farm-raised loving person will love to chat with you as we have alot of comone to shere.
you can contact me at 786-3798395 ill be glad to heare from you.

best reagurds eddi
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