I am a fifty four year old man living my mountain dream. Eight miles from pavement in the middle of a 20,000 acre gated community, about 9800 feet above sea level. I am fully off grid with well, septic, greenhouse, solar array and a deep battery grid. Life is old fashioned here in many ways. I wake with the day, go to bed as it winds down, and life is a bit slower here, more normal, more connected. Traffic here is only your neighbors, and most of them you know within the community.
(Not really wishing to post my face on here, but happy to send via private message.)
I retired from IT earlier this year and have yet to decide what's next, probably writing and woodworking to some degree. I cut, split and stack my own wood for heat. I gather a few edibles. I have an amazing greenhouse going. I preserve my own food for long term storage sans equipment. This level of connection to the real world matters much to me. Centers me. Ground me. Life feels real here.
This lifestyle is not for everyone. It is a 75 minute drive (each way) for food and supplies to any note. It is the Rockies, and we do get snow. Lots of snow at times, and lots of wind. Our roads are not maintained in the winter so I am seeking a mate that can stay put with me over the bulk of winter, has her own hobbies, but is up for adventuring out on machines when we need to get out. It is an adventure, for the hearty, the healthy, the fit, the snowshoe enabled. The machine below is how I get in and out now.
But the homestead is a lovely hand hewn cabin on my own little mountain top. You can go for many weeks without seeing other humans in the winter. You can spend nights under the stars unimpeded by artificial light. You can spend mornings waking up with the world with nary a sound of civilization.
I am a true autodidact, dropping out of college to begin a life that has worked itself out quite well. I read a lot, write a bit, think a lot, and rarely watch the telly. I never watch sports. I have no 'bros'. I prefer long deep intelligent conversations on a myriad of topics. I am a real man in a real environment seeking a real woman that knows herself, is grounded, and capable of contributing to the lifestyle I am building here. She is intelligent, creative, active, wishing to adapt both to nature and a rural community lifestyle, and is age appropriate for a man such as myself.
I am fit, active, take no medications, have no health issues and eat an organic paleo diet rich in proteins and fats. I cook from scratch with rich hearty ingredients and a deep palate of spices and truly love to cook for a mate. If you might wish to look out over this vast display of nature and consider such a lifestyle, please do reach out.
Thank you for such a real words. I am interested in knowing more and sharing more. I am 40 and driven by the pursuit of a more traditional homesteaders life. I have two young ones and I love being a mother and still want a big homesteading family. I love being in the kitchen and using food as medicine. I love gardening and have a lot more to learn.
I want a life and mate and day to day grounded in nature and being connected to the processes of life and growth.
A warm from the heart hello to you,
Lived many years in Estes Park and worked permanently in Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park for 4 years before the go North to Alaska bug bite me. Spent lots of time in Kodiak National Wildlife refuge maintaining cabins and Sears heat stoves. Went to be with the wildlife!! Would like to get to know you as I am just back from 9 years on my Sanctuary Farm in Luxor, Egypt. New beginnings. Best way to communicate with you if you have not found your special someone. One ? do you have internet at home being so far removed from civilization?
Please do send your photo. Just started down the path of permaculture and started to establish a food forest on the back 5 A closest to the barn. Do you have any critters besides your friendly dog?
I am in FLright now providing support for my 87 year old Mom to be able to live on her own again. Going great so far. Have you had your first snow?
With peace filled regards, Jan
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