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Andrew James
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I'm single and looking for a permistress... I'm 30, intelligent, funny, friendly, in good shape (6'1", 165 lbs). I have a pic on my Twitter profile (@HolmGrownFoods). Im new to permaculture; still learning, still planning. I recently purchased 80 acres of raw land in the Superior National Forest. I'm tucked away somewhere between Two Harbors and Ely (MN), away from the population. Im about 15 miles west of the nearest town, where I totally dominate the poker table (not enough ppl for tables -plural). Next summer I should have a cabin built.

I'm in the woodlands so I'm obviously into hiking, camping, fishing, etc. I play sports, but do not watch them. I'm a quasi minimalist. I have a phone, laptop, car, books, guns, tools but I'm not into materialism (no tv, plastic junk). Eventually I'd like to have chickens, goats and sell food as medicine.

If you're a lovely lady, feel free to contact me.
 
Melissa Nalini Marie
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Greetings,
I saw your post when I was trawling for organic farm internships and trying to give myself permaculture pipe dreams. I thought "permistress" was pretty funny so I checked your twitter to see if you were a real person and you are! I'm also a real person, a really real person. I just read about a guy who was emailing with a woman who shared his interests; made plans to go out with him at a place near his house... and then he got directed to a pay site. She was a bot. He was surprised she was so involved in the emails. I'm sayin' Terminator could happen. Humans get scammed by machines and Skynet only gets smarter. It's a good thing (most) machines eventually break down.

I was attempting to be topical there, to prove my existence. And I googled where you are because I thought you were in Canada! lol. It turns out we're neighbours eh.

I forget that Lake Superior borders Minnesota. There's a Superior National Park in Ontario too and it's pretty big. Everything in Canada is big, it's great! I once almost ran out of gas in the middle of the night while driving through the park in the off season. Kinda scary. In the off season it's closed, kinda use at your own risk thing and there are NO towns just little 9-5 gas stations and a couple houses if you're lucky. I imagine your park is similar. I've been to a few National forests (and cities!) all across America. Your country's pretty beautiful.

I've also been to Thunder Bay a couple of times (and past), but never made it to Minnesota. I'd like to go to the record shop in Minneapolis that Atmosphere is always talking about and show some love to the Rhyme Sayers, maybe even catch a show. Generally I think 'cities. there a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there.' I love the things inside them though! I live about 45 minutes from Toronto and 45 minutes from Niagara Falls in a small city. It's a steel town. I've grown up here so I'm used to the amenities and only mildly irritated by the inconveniences.

I've always spent a lot of time "up north" as we call it. Out in the woods all summer as a kid. My grandparents were retired so I'd spend two months living in an RV at provincial parks. I actually thought that every kid left the city in summer and went into the woods when I was a kid. I think I figured it out in grade 5 or 6. Obviously I really enjoy hiking, biking, camping, fishing, canoeing (I own one!), kayaking (I wish I owned one) and taking pictures of these things because I'm into taking pictures! Friends and I have camped up north where there be bears and other big animals, but we've never had a problem. Only with the HUGE bugs! Luckily, in southern ontario I can get a wee bit of that feeling. There are tons of trails (some are 4 hour hikes) around the city where I live and spots to fish. Ontario has over 350,000 lakes in it. (I like to brag). I love fishing. I have ruined a relationship and also broken up with someone over fishing. Fishing comes first. lol!

A few years ago a really good friend of mine took me ice fishing up north for the first time! It was fun, twice we caught pike, once we didn't catch anything. I've done it in a hut that doubles as a sauna and straight out sitting on the ice. When people say "it's so cold in Canada" I just say 'you dress for the weather'. People often ask about being scared of the ice breaking. I was the first time I went out on the channel but we hiked for 4 hours. After half an hour I forgot I was on ice so I forgot to be scared.

I've never been to Minnesota, but I have been to Wisconsin a couple of times. I love Michigan because it's just like Ontario! (but American!) And more specifically I love the Yooper!!! I got a fridge magnet there that says "if you haven't been there, you wouldn't understand".

I'm in Indiana right now but I'm soon returning home to Ontario. I can't wait! I've been here a few months. I had a couple firsts like being around a lot of guns and cleaning a deer! That was intense. I figure though, if you want to go hunting you gotta be willing to follow through. I had to wash the smell of raw meat and death out of my hair immediately when I was done! Wow.
I love venison and cooking with venison though so deer aren't safe from me. I've never been hunting with my own license but I've been out bow hunting with someone. I thought it was basically fishing, but on land. And for a much bigger catch than usual, so with more blood.

I am anti newspaper mulch. It has inks, wouldn't take seem like something to use somewhere else? and cardboard has glue! Decomposers can't live in that eh. I guess it works for some people's uses. My grandpa always used to say "common sense ain't that common". On the bright side that phrase is pretty common so there's some hope.

I'm also quasi minimalist, I have the same things except all my guns are toy. I'm not into materialism per se but there are things I love! Mostly because they improve and compliment life. I was looking for internships last year but ultimately decided to work instead. I got to chill in a little city on the lake (Ontario) and on my days off fish and longboard so I'm super content. Last year I also worked at a stable at a resort as a trail/dogsled guide in winter/spring. It was 4 hours north of where I live and in a snow belt! That was amazingly fun and beautiful! I would consider a job like that over a farm internship because the money is better and you get to live in the woods so the environment is also pleasant. I live frugally and simply anyway (it's called 'old school'). I don't have a background in horses or tourism though lol. I have a college diploma in child and youth work so I benefit from being near a populous. But I've increasingly encountered remote 'baby jails' where they house youth. There are also wilderness rehabilitation programs for youth. Farming and permaculture seems like a way to live life more than a way to make a living. I wouldn't mind settling down somewhere I travel to, but there are definitely benefits to living in Canada. Especially if you're a Canadian eh! I get a lot of opportunities and I'm pretty open to trying new things. I like to explore. So who knows where I'll end up?!

I enjoy talking (and writing) as you might guess from the length of this! I'm quiet when I'm by myself though, which is why I like hanging out by myself in the woods and also why none of my friends think that statement is true.

Cheers.

Ps.- I don't have twitter and my facebook settings only let you see obscured photos of me lol. I do however have a lifetime membership to SG which I earned a million years ago when I was a pin-up model. It's pretty fun and it's free and it has my face on it! You don't need to buy a membership to read the profile or look at some of the posts and listen to a video clip of my friend and I's radio show..

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On the way to Little and Big Trout Lakes. 2009
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at Oarley Lake. 2007
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Princess Point, the far end of Lake Ontario. 2012
 
                  
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Hells yeah! Best first post ever Mellisa!! You rock and should write moooooooore!
 
Melissa Nalini Marie
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Thanks! Had a lot of time on my hands that day. I do amateur stand up comedy and I used to work for my school paper. Wanna hear something really funny? I made $25/week writing for the college paper! Now that's jokes.
 
Andrew James
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hi Melissa!

Welcome to permies.

Im very tempted to drop a sex machine line on top of the skynet stuff, but it might be a bit too much for now... When you broke off the relationship, did you walk out after saying, "well there are plenty of fish in the sea" You coulda chucked a fishing rod at him lol.

Do you have a fav from the Rhymesayers label? I have a bunch of their stuff and seen a few of their shows (on campus and First Avenue). I don't have a for a favorite but I have a bunch of Atmosphere, Eyedea, Micranots stuff.

I went to school in Wisconsin, pretty much like Minny but we have the Boundary Waters (Quetico). We're cooler I haven't been to Canada but Ive been within paddling distance.

College diploma, funny, outgoing, beautiful: you sound like a lovely lady. Thank you for responding.
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We should throw him a surprise party. It will cheer him up. We can use this tiny ad:
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