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Non-electric-permaculture homestead seeking apprentices

 
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If names like Bradford Angier, Aldo Leopold, Helen and Scott nearing and the like, conjure visions of remote wilderness style living, self sufficiency and a sustainable lifestyle with deep reverence for the land we inhabit, then we likely have more in common than not.
My wife and I have been homesteading for over 40 years and provide most of our necessities and some extravagances while maintaining our acres in a condition that remains nearly as intact as it was those 40 years ago.
Over the years we have acquired skills in organic gardening and food preparation, seed saving and propagation. We do maple syrup and sugar every spring and fill our root cellar each fall with enough produce to see us through to next year's harvest.
We practice western-style log building construction using native materials.we practice blacksmithing in a small shop along with sheet metal work and welding. We repair all of our own machinery. We do all manner of woodworking from the practical and necessary to the elaborate and artistic.
We believe in process over production.
We believe that knowledge of all Earth's processes is essential for making wise decisions, especially in the present world situation
All this said we would love to share this rare knowledge with a younger person or couple.
If you have a longing to engage this planet on its terms and merge with it instead of dominating over it, let's have a conversation and see where it goes.
Rick.
 
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Lovely offer, I hope you get some takers
 
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Good Day Richa... Thank you for posting this up.

I'd like to have a conversation with you. I'll send you a PM and you can open it by clicking the little 'mail envelope' icon in the upper Right of the page.

 
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John, thanks for your encouraging reply.
 
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Thought we would throw this offer out once again.

Our homestead is in Minnesota , and we're looking for a younger couple who would be interested in learning the skills necessary to live mostly without electricity, we do have generators for operating some power equipment. The homestead is entirely non-electric, and over the years we have acquired the skills necessary to be perfectly comfortable with this simple lifestyle.
We have a two-story log cabin and a two-story log Barn built from from native materials using all hand tools with the exception of a chainsaw and tractor.
We're looking for people that have a sense of adventure and really like working with their hands.
Our homestead could be considered a living museum as almost all of the tools, equipment and methods we use are from a time long past, a time when art and technology went hand in hand.
Rick & Rose







 
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Hi, Rich

This sounds like you might be interesting in the SkIP: develop the Skills to Inherit Property.  Have you looked into that idea?

You also might be interested in our Experiences forum

Especially these forums:

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https://permies.com/f/271/volunteer-offerings

https://permies.com/f/277/jobs-offered
 
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My wife and I have discussed moving to Minnesota. But that would be two or three years in the future. I am completing my Land Surveying education right now.
 
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Jeremy,
Would you like to have a conversation about our homestead?
 
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Sure, Rich. I sent you a purple mooseage with my phone number and email address.
 
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