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Moving to NE Mississippi looking for Perma-community

 
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Hi to all,

Retiring (not from life just from the rat race) and moving to NE Mississippi this August (2021) somewhere around the Greenville area. Still into pro-social work but health issues (chiefly arthritis) are pushing me to design a home and mini-farm that I can work and enjoy many years into the future.
Into food forests, aquaponics, rabbits, quails, dogs, guitar and fiddling and will be rehabbing a pretty run down home into a cooler, more energy efficient habitat built for the region. Looking for friends, neighbhors, allies and general wisdom if you familiar with the quirks of the region. Hope to hear from you. Best,  Mike
 
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Michael Littlejohn wrote:Hi to all,

Retiring (not from life just from the rat race) and moving to NE Mississippi this August (2021) somewhere around the Greenville area. Still into pro-social work but health issues (chiefly arthritis) are pushing me to design a home and mini-farm that I can work and enjoy many years into the future.
Into food forests, aquaponics, rabbits, quails, dogs, guitar and fiddling and will be rehabbing a pretty run down home into a cooler, more energy efficient habitat built for the region. Looking for friends, neighbhors, allies and general wisdom if you familiar with the quirks of the region. Hope to hear from you. Best,  Mike



Did you mean north west Mississippi???
Or is there another Greenville in the north east I don't know about??
 
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So sorry, major typo there, yes of course South WESTERN Miss.
 
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Ok. I live near there. May I ask what your reasons for moving to Greenville? The Mississippi delta is almost nothing but chemical ag. If you plan on living out in the country you most likely will be next to fields and will probably get burned from drift at some point. Dicamba a weed killer farmers use here is used to control Palmer ameranth. It drifts extremely easily. It also causes your fruit trees to not bear fruit. Other that south of Greenville gets less tornadoes. I watched part of my neighbors quite large barn fly away about a month back. I would invest in a storm shelter. Got any questions feel free to ask.
 
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Hi Silas,

Mike here. Thanks for that. I have friends in the region and an offer of part time employment if I need in the Northern part of the state but I am somewhat flexible in terms of where Im going. Yes, its going to be tricky to stay out of the wind-drift of chemical herb & pesticides. I see myself on the edge of a small town somewhere and will consider my placement carefully. I am also studying strategies and designs for high-wind resistant housing.  I think it might be best to obtain an older home for less and slowly grow my new home off of it.  I appreciate and am totally open to any advice. Thanks!

I can be reached at mikeeeebx@yahoo.com
 
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Michael Littlejohn wrote:Hi Silas,

Mike here. Thanks for that. I have friends in the region and an offer of part time employment if I need in the Northern part of the state but I am somewhat flexible in terms of where Im going. Yes, its going to be tricky to stay out of the wind-drift of chemical herb & pesticides. I see myself on the edge of a small town somewhere and will consider my placement carefully. I am also studying strategies and designs for high-wind resistant housing.  I think it might be best to obtain an older home for less and slowly grow my new home off of it.  I appreciate and am totally open to any advice. Thanks!

I can be reached at mikeeeebx@yahoo.com


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