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...64 M 'Amish' homesteader

 
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... this will be a difficult process; will need to post in installments - Please comment or Moosage at will...  information forthcoming! - this is to set the stage....
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... Yes ! - this should be Us.      

What is life otherwise? - filled with substitutions and lost chances, and misplaced meaning... wasted joys!
 
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... 64 years young (looks/feels much younger!) - non-electric/non-solar 'Amish' homesteader (yes! - hat, broadfall pants and all)....

.... owning 2 homesteads free and clear; 12 acres in IL (vacant) - 67 acres in IN (residing - 50 minitues apart)... both have hand pumps etc.

.... never smoked/drank/done drugs - no piercings/tattoos  etc... non-competitive (never followed sports, avoids games etc) yet finds enjoyment in a job well done! - doing things creatively and efficiently is a useful hobby.    

.... optimistic and cheerful! - no such thing as 'work' or  'chores'; just opportunities to do things better/more efficiently (so we can play more)

.... avoids crowds (but can/will take charge - then vanish) - relishes solitude (snowed in for 5 weeks? - hooray!!)

.... agnostic/non-religious (to maintain clear perspective to better serve) - employs Socratic thought to address challenges.

... cooks/bakes creatively from scratch (without making a mess!) - keeps clean, airy home (raised in German household)... prefers rustic, healthy meals but can make a mean shrimp fettucini al fredo (all this on a woodstove)... a handful of wheat and a rabbit makes a pizza.

... no longer listens to music (listens to the world sing)... no tv for last 40 year never owned a computer.

.... 5'8 - so doesn't take up much room! - never dieted/excercised; swinging scythe etc keeps one in shape.

... so strange to refer to Self; something long avoided...
 
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... trying to load photo;  not tech-savvy....    :b
 
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... photo taken last August
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.... So hard to describe oneself! - esp after a long and winding road; happy to answer any/all questions.  

.... favorites: Whitman, Milton, Sandburg, Tennyson; Spoon River Anthology

... will send facial photos by PM; kinda shy.... will post more soon.      
 
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... can build/rebuild/repair most anything; mechanic - machinist - elec/plumbing (don/t use those anymore) - raised all classes of livestock/bees
 
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... seeking happy, healthy, sane, realistic older lady into total off-grid life (Amish/Mennonite or similar mindset) - an herbalist would be ideal! - or simply an adventurous gal looking for sustainability and security (the world has gone insane).

... fantasy; a 1910 farm girl with an apron, big Jersey cow eyes and flapping eyelashes, a warm heart and a smile.    

.... can/will wear 'English' clothes if needed; does utilize motor vehicles (horse/buggy ideal however too costly at this time)

.... current livestock: chickens/rabbits/goats (ND)

.... no idea as to 'personality type' - a Libra if it matters... full beard/mustasche.... quiet with a zany sense of humor! (Python/b.kliban).... not into crude behavior/language

.... never on meds (bp/chol. at one time).... loves cats.


 
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.... both homesteads available - or can relocate.

.... caveat; am Very tactile; will require someone with endless reserves... every day is a honeymoon! - good day/bad day; hugs and snuggles are in order... intimate preferences are quite conservative; and am quite well-behaved... in fact will need a bit of reassurance to get/keep things going.

- Exceptions:

- sun and warm wind in long prairie grasses
- roaring rain on a metal roof

... very conducive to misbehavior....


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Hi. My name is Melissa and your post sounds alot like me. Im 36. 5' 1. 120 pounds. Blue eyes and dark blonde hair. Almost looks brown. No kids. Just two cats who are my babies. Currently live in southeast Wisconsin, in the city in a small apartment which i greatly dislike. The city is not a great fit for me as the people here are insane and to put it nicely conduct themselves in a disgusting manner in the way they speak, live and act. Drugs, swearing, sex, and materialist things is all they care about. I do not pass judgement on people or how they choose to live there lives but its very hard to be in this environment for me day in and day out. Im a loner type by nature. Very shy and reserved and do not like being in large crowds. I seek to be close to nature. Since the age of 16 i have studied herbs and naturopathy. And am very well adept in everything pertaining to herbs, nutrition,naturopathy, diseases etc etc. My current passions are art, gardening, animals, cooking, learning how to live off grid and food preservation and other self reliant skills of that nature. I seek to leave this life in the city as there is nothing here for me to fill my soul or mind. As for kids;  i no longer wish or seek to have kids or bring them into this world we now find ourselves in. And as for sexual relations of any kind that is sacred and to be saved only in the event of marriage. Im a very upfront honest open minded person and dont beat around the bush or hide what i want in life. I seek to connect with someone on a soul level. To me that is more important then whatever a person looks like. I seek intimacy on the deepest level that transcends anything superficial. What a person wears, drives or owns means nothing to me as those things do not fill me, motivate me or make me happy. I am not a agonist however and do believe and follow Yashua. I do not have a problem with you being a agonist as long as my beliefs and your beliefs don't create a conflict with each other. However i could never be tied to someone who practices paganism, witchcraft, or any new age stuff. But agnostic is fine. I do not seek to change anyone or impose my beliefs on others or convert them. If you would like to get to know me more you can email me at melcred@yahoo.com. I dont really get on this site much and hate technology and all that stuff. I do not have any social media accounts etc. That would be the best way to reach me. And i can send some pics to you as well if you would like thru email. I just dont want my pictures on the www for the whole world to see as i dont trust technology or many people either for that manner. Hope to hear from you. But if i dont i wish you the best in terms of finding what you are looking for in life.
 
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... Thank You Melissa! - sending email directly; the age difference would make a mentorship the most appropriate proposal - or can supply how- to info for living non-electric.    

.. Spring is Here! - Where is the Beloved to share the shady bower? - to share plans for the garden during the drowsy afterglow - and await the joys of the coming night? - Life is fleeting; let Us find each other and share the sunset together...
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