My name is Jeri and I am 53 years young. My husband, Jim, will soon be 57. Our deaf son, Chris, is 37. We decided to escape from the rat race last June and packed a pickup truck and low side 6x12 trailer with necessities and survival gear and decided to start homesteading. It was the best decision we have ever made. On March 1st I fell and broke my shoulder. Although it is on the mend, the situation has left us in need of another able-bodied person or two.
Jim works for 911 and Chris and I stay home to tend to what is needed. We have a little over 3 acres of land. We currently have chickens and guineas as well as dogs. Goats for milking and rabbits for meat are in the works. We are not followers of any organized religious path but we do believe that a higher power most likely has our best interest at heart. I am confident that Mother Nature knows best. We are trying to live a life that is subsistent and gentler than what we have lived in the concrete jungles of Texas and Maine.
This past week we finally got electricity. You may be asking why I have elected to "hook to the grid". The short answer is that the generator is loud and a gas hog. I hooked up to the grid because of my injury and the ability to feed the monster was out of my capability with my injury. Solar is coming!
We have projects in the works that will require a handyperson. We are planning to build a barn and also will be doing a cob/straw bale house construction. A solar installation is our goal. Some trees will have to come down, some earth will have to be moved and ladders will have to be climbed. General knowledge of the sharp side of a chain saw blade as well as conquering any fear of heights is a plus. But an eagerness to learn and a good personality is a must!
If you need to get away from what is currently happening with the virus or have wanted to try Homesteading but have been afraid to leap we encourage you to talk to us. For privacy, we will provide the space for you to set up a tent or shelter rent-free in exchange for muscle and brainpower. We will offer you our generator to use while you are here. We will also provide water for drinking and bathing. I have a propane cooker and small 2 burner camp stove that we can lend as well. We are not financially wealthy but we have what we need and are stable in mind, body, and spirit. We are safe in all things and sane at all times. We ask that you are too.
If you are interested please contact us so we can chat via phone and video conference to get to know each other. We feel we can comfortably accommodate a small family of no more than 6 individuals. Well contained pets will also be accepted.
I would like to end by encouraging you not to give up. There is always hope that a brighter future awaits us, no matter how tangled the path has become. Bright Blessings! The LaFlamme Family
Hi, my name is John. I am 45 and single. I have a very well mannered dog named Jack who does mean the world to me. I'm relocating soon and am looking for a place to settle for a bit. I grew up on a working farm in NC. My parents bought the land and we built a farm from scratch. Right now I am self employed as a carpenter and also do woodworking as a livelyhood. I know how to garden, but mostly ridge and furrow type, which is the preferred method here. I know very little about permaculture but wouldn't have a problem learning it. I am an Army veteran of 11 years and because of that I'm something of an introvert but I do get along and work well with others. In other words I'm a team player but I like my space. I have been wanting to start a dialog with others seeking help with homesteading or the like to see where it goes. Right now I am in the middle of two big jobs and I can't leave until I finish them, but both are at least half finished. I usually read forums not post replys so this is kind of a new thing for me. If you think starting up a dialog is worth it here is my email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.