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49/F Looking for a man to be my lifetime partner to homestead in SW WI

 
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Good morning! I will describe myself and what I am looking for in a man. I thought this might be worth trying on here!

I am a homesteader, trying to live differently within the reality of the world we live in. It is important to me to live in a way that embodies what I believe in, but I don't do this perfectly. It is always a process finding balance. I live off-grid with some amenities, but simpler than most (I don't have a cel phone, but I do use a laptop).  Motherhood and my children are very important to me, and I live with my two youngest children, my 14 year old daughter and 8 year old son.

I like to spend time with friends and my children and I spend time working on various projects. I like to sing as part of a relaxed community singing group where everyone is welcome. I like to learn and do traditional skills like knitting, making bread, making fermented foods (kefir, yogurt, sour kraut, etc), garden and store/put up food, harvest wild food, work on building-related projects, and make clothing. I like to talk with friends, take long walks, hike, make good simple meals, learn new skills, and read. I like to listen to thunderstorms, and drink tea by hot woodstoves in winter or outside every summer morning.

I like to be frugal and make things myself when I can. I really like to read and have good conversation. I like to laugh, and joy is important, but I can be very serious and passionate when talking about something I really believe in. I am very loving. I am at home in my own body and feel happy to be learning and changing and becoming more myself every day. I am seeking a deep loving lifelong connection with a man.

Where I live there are beautiful forested ridges and valleys with wide rivers. I live in an alternative rural area, with many folks who homestead and live off grid but others who live in town. I have done both, but love living in the country with the quiet and the birds and foxes and clear dark skies at night. I feel lucky to live in this unique place.

I am a homeschool teacher working with other area families. I take walks most days. I love hearing owls at night and the sandhill cranes flying through our valley.

I would like a homesteading partner, a man who is gentle, deeply kind, compassionate, honest, patient, humble, and loving. Someone with strong principles but who does not expect perfection from themselves or others. A man who is willing to really go out of his way to be there for those he loves. A man that is not a consumer, who actively seeks to buy used things or make his own. I would like a man who is a Maker. That might be a maker of music, of furniture, of art, of wooden spoons, a gardener, a builder of natural houses, or many other possibilities. A man who actively creates as part of his way of life. I also want a man who likes children and has compassion for children and young adults, knowing they are trying to find their way and it is sometimes messy. I want a man who likes to think and talk with me. I am not a mainstream person in a number of ways and I would like a man who is also not a mainstream person. I am not interested in pop culture, television, mainstream movies, politics, or big sports. I would like a man who is willing and happy to work outside on homesteading tasks and projects.

I would like an honest close relationship based also on friendship, respect, admiration, love, and joy being together. Both people should come with honesty and willingness to examine their own part in any conflict. It is best if both people have already begun working on healing, change, repair in their own lives to be able to come together with someone else in a beautiful loving way. Ideally a relationship would be very loving, with a lot of touch, passion, and thoughtfulness and laughter and support. Strong connection verbally, emotionally, and physically. The ability to enjoy life together, to explore new things, teach each other, live simply and deeply and joyfully.

I am open to men from 5 years younger to 5 years older, or close to that. I am not familiar with posting on this forum, but seems like it is best to PM me with details about yourself if you are interested. Please also include a photo. I don't give out email and phone until I feel comfortable.

Looking forward to hearing responses!

Emily
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I realized I should add that I do not want to move. I own land here in WI, I love where I live, and my children are settled here.

Look forward to more responses! You are also welcome to ask me questions.

Emily
 
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Thanks to those who have sent me a purple mooseage and to all the likes. Much appreciated! I think it would actually be better to just respond to this post, instead of a PM first, because then any questions I can answer and others can see it too. If it makes sense we can move on to sending PMs.

It would be really great since I have put a lot of effort into explaining who I am and what I want, that if you are genuinely interested you would write me at least a paragraph about yourself and what you want. And a picture, please! It helps to see you are a real person.

Again, thank you, and I look forward to hearing back from more people!

Emily
 
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Hi Emily! You said you'd prefer someone reply to this post, and I'm surprised noone has yet. What you're looking for sounds nice, and your picture is very charming. I may not be what you're looking for, but I find you interesting so it's at least worth a shot. My name is Peter. I'm 37. If I take another week of living this consumerist, capitalist, modern lifestyle, I'll lose my mind or myself or some other major part of me important to my health and well-being. I want to live the next half of my life differently, something more off-grid and natural and free. I'm new to such a lifestyle but I'm hard-working and eager to learn. I want to spend days reading, building, fixing, walking, gardening, etc. I have a son who is grown up. I love books and music and the night sky. You said a paragraph, so I won't ramble on for now, but I will post a picture. Maybe you'll look at me and feel as tickled as I did when I saw yours.
 
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Hi Peter,

Thank you for your response, and for giving me a paragraph and a picture! It made me laugh to hear you were tickled by my picture. I would be interested to talk more with you. I will send you a purple mooseage. You are younger than I was thinking, but I am also open to possibility. The most important thing to me is common interests and values and a strong connection.

Emily
 
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Awesome! I look forward to getting your message. Also feel free to email me at peterbdavid@proton.me whichever works for you. I can be very talkative when it comes to the right person. I promise a lengthy response to the message you send.
 
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Good evening Ms Emily
I hope that you are safe from the winter storm and that all is well for you and your family. I just wanted to touch base and if you are doing ok. Always interested in your projects and goals, I would definitely post a picture.......if I can figure it out. I am a technological neanderthal to be perfectly honest. I have been watching the weather so I suspect you are getting tons of snow. Best wishes and I will look forward to your response
 
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Hi Styme,

Yes, we are well. We had winter storms last week here but now just a lot of very cold temps! The one water pipe I have under the house that comes from my ram pump to a sink keeps freezing so I have gone down there every morning the past 4 mornings with boiling water and towels to unfreeze it. It does not take too long though. I appreciate the cold weather.

To do a picture, when you are writing look just below at the attachments and click on that. There will be a spot to upload a file. Click on that and you should be able to take a picture from your computer. You just have to make sure you have a picture on your computer ready to use.

Thanks for writing!
Emily
 
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