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Thanks for taking the time to read this.  I’m an experienced homesteader looking for a place to grow.  Must be a long term situation.

I’ve had my PDC for ten years.  Experience in design and implementing.  I do no till gardening which has always been more limited by my access to land than my ability to plant and tend it, though my maximum was an acre and a half and very manageable.  I know how to can, craft, wildcraft, grow herbs, flowers, so much food and preserve it in innovative ways.  I love fermenting and making medicines. I’ve taught classes in many sustainability subjects and helped establish a local community garden nonprofit. I use regenerative and organic practices and dabble in biodynamics.

I’ve raised Nigerian dwarf goats for 6 years and poultry half my life.  I use holistic management practices and make the most delicious cheese.  I have experience with cattle, horses, pigs, rabbits and elk as well.  I adore animals, and I’m far from squeamish in all aspects of raising them.  I can give death with honor and respect though I have lived a mostly vegetarian lifestyle as well that I may return to.  A connection with my food is very important to me.  I hope to have fiber animals one day as I love to knit.

Would love to learn more about beekeeping and the market side of market gardening, though I’m happy to be the one in the background.  I can build a fence, but that’s about all I can build though I’m happy to learn.

I have a professional background in writing, social media management, nonprofit administration, event production, teaching, and as a musician (harpist).

I am spiritual, a practicing astrologer and taking my yoga teacher training this fall.  I don’t do doomsday or prepper vibes.  I live this way because I believe it’s how nature intended us to live.  

I have experience working and living in community.

I have 4 Nigerian dwarf goats, a few ducks, a small lab mini poodle mix dog and a cat I’d be bringing with me.  

I also have a nine year old son who loves animals and helping that I have full time.  We unschool.

I’m 34, rarely drink (though I can make a great wine), don’t drink or create drama.  I’m introverted and like some space and privacy to create, read and flow.

Open to a variety of roles and situations... volunteer, work exchange, land share, rental, community, creative alternative. My only must is a flexible schedule and clear agreements.  We would need separate housing with two sleeping spaces, small is fine but no rvs, running water and laundry access.  I do some online work but my need to continue that would depend a lot upon the opportunities available and costs.

I’m currently in North Idaho and looking to relocate as the yearly smoke season is really getting to me.  I’m drawn to the Appalachian mountains though I would consider other places.

If any of these skills sound like they could be an asset to your project, I would love to have a more in depth conversation.

May this find you happy and well.

Photos of goats and last year’s gardens.
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How is your search going? What is your timeline? I’d be interested to chat.
 
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Sara Peterson wrote:How is your search going? What is your timeline? I’d be interested to chat.



Patiently awaiting the right place.  Timeline is anytime between now and next April.  

Where are you located?  What kind of accommodations might you have available?

Feel free to email if that’s more convenient:  melid6@gmail.com
 
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