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Patrick Rahilly
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Life is so much fun and just when everything is going right, there's a hiccup.
Happily married, with a 9 year old. I'm 40yo
But Looking for a Single (maybe with a kiddo) to come help out, details below.

This is going to be a bit of rambling, because I have too much on my mind to have it all proper and succinct

We run a 15 acre organic permie farm in north Idaho, very close to university towns, and I just just started a permaculture business, and then my wife happens to tear her pec muscle. She's pretty much out of commission (but healthy!). I need some help. I've been doing the best I can cooking, cleaning, dealing with farm and animals (chicken/sheep(dogs..Ive been training this 80lbs 9month old cream golden retriever to boot to be a bird dog, 4 miles a day slows him)). But I'm looking at how the heck am I going to pull this all off basically by myself? Dunno (...and don't get me wrong, my wife is still a tremendous help in so many other ways and we homeschool...just looking at the physically functional aspects) . I'll take it all on if need be, but it would be amazing if one of you singles out there wants to come hang out on our farm for the spring and summer...fall... to help out. There's a spare bedroom (maybe 2 spare bedrooms). Room and board offered for the right person. Women are a preference, but if the right dude happens to come along, eh. We'll see. We could possibly host one extra kiddo in tow and add them to our school :) .  

Send an email or a purple mooseage if even remotely interested.

I have a lot of things planned this summer. My list could go on and on. Beyond the farm and harvesting and marketing and further permie type developments on farm, I am developing the newly formed LLC which will focus on helping others create their own self sufficiency in this dynamically interesting world.   I have a bunch of workshops planned this summer, and table booths at the local farmers market to promote and drum up business, and then the whole consulting and design planning bits. All Fun!!! There's a plan there. Ha, it's all going to happen, but it would be so much cooler if there was an extra couple hands around to help with all my craziness.

Side note: If you have any experience in design software, gis, or et al. huge bonus. this relationship could turn out to be a profitable partnership.

We have an interesting take on crazy aunt rona, would like to have anyone staying here with the same state of mind. ..and this house has God

Do send a note or email, lets chat. hopefully You can hang out for the summer. If things work great, there's potential for staying around for a longer term.

Best Regards.
P.S. look at my bio for email or all my past posts on this forum.
edit: it's not all work, plenty of time for fun, reading, games, hiking, biking, rafting (we have boats for whitewater). lots of places to go and wilderness to explore.  
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John C Daley
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Sorry to hear of the state of the farm.
- teach the 9 yo to cook
- get food deliveries, even in meal lots
- roast a lot of meals
- stop the cleaning and just do the necessary stuff
- drop the dog training he can wait, the family is more important
- drop any unnecessary farm tasks
- I would advise against a women and maybe break down the physical tasks to see if a bloke would do
- Dont introduce another child.
See Hes
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Make a priority plan and put realistic numbers (hrs/days) in.

Many people struggle with their farm because they started all tasks at once.
That isn't the way a farm works.
Go for 4 hrs (continuous) work, then put your body into a hammock for at least 2 hrs, allow yourself to fall asleep.
Go back to the same task and do another 4 hrs steady pace.

Then allow yourself a walk around and just take on one task you would like to see done.
DO NOT try to complete the whole task but do a little step which has a big impact on your feelings.
(e.g. remove Garbage bags or a rotten tree log that annoys you since weeks)

Then lay down and say to yourself: Good job, tomorrow is another day.

Start the next day and continue the task from the last day and so on until it is completed, but do not forget to fall asleep in the hammock after 4hrs.

After just 2 weeks you will feel a routine building up and after 365 days (or a full year) you will be surprised how much you have done.

Thai style but works wonder...
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