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James Cockerham
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Location: Oil Springs, Kentucky
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I'm not expecting to find much here. I just want to invite like minded souls to share in my hearts dream. I'm here on 50+ acres of wooded land and plan to be camping a lot this summer, working to harvest berries and other fruit mostly for wine production and jams. I'll also be preparing land for hillside terrace farming, but I don't except help with this, it is a lot of work, but I have a 10 year plan.

There is also a trail around the lake that could use some guerilla farming, and clearing. It is state property though.. There are cliffs to jump from into the lake for swimming, and I have several bicycles for riding there and back.

Like I said, I don't expect much, but if we encounter each other and really like what we see, well, I'm open to whatever possibilities can arise!

We can talk on Skype. james.o.cockerham
 
Mar Barak
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Hi James,
Where are you?
 
Gioia De Amanti
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Hi James,

sounds intriguing, your wooded dream: ) -
Are only the lake and trail state property or the whole 50 acres?
Are you planning on building a permanent home there at some point?

As Mar asked, - where exactly are you?
And - how old are you?
- Do you have a photo?

I have among other things studied wine growing and making
but in the last few years been doing more consulting on this than my own "real" thing
I have posted under community, too (with pics; ) - you can find those by clicking on my name if you like.

Best to you!


Gioia.
 
James Cockerham
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Location: Oil Springs, Kentucky
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Hi there Gioia and Mar!

The best answer to my location I can give is 37.856682, -82.929612.

The lake property owned by the state is thousands of acres! The wooded mountain forest I'm working on is close to 50 acres, 80 acres if you include my parents property with two houses, a woodworking shop, hay field and pasture for horses.

I'm experimenting with cordwood and cob structures for now, so, it's rather primitive. I use internet and shower in my parents house. So, I haven't weaned myself totally from their infrastructure. By this winter, I'll have a rocket stove and a small solar panel for charging a cell phone or tablet.

I'll make an update when I figure out posting pictures on here. I'm 30, and I have a dog named Fred. We have a glorious time! I'll post some plans once I figure pictures out!

Cheers!

~James
 
katherine lyle
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Sounds like your on the right path.
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James Cockerham
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Location: Oil Springs, Kentucky
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Thank you Katherine!

I'm going to propose an experiment for all who read this. Everyone wants someone who is compatible with their hopes and dreams, and I expect nothing but the best as far as relationships go, for me and everyone else. The experiment I propose to anyone searching for a mate and partner is to go to OkCupid.com, create a profile and honestly answer at least 500 questions!

Report back here, and we'll share our profiles to see just how well we match. Anyone interested in volunteering their sweat to help with this farm project, single or not, should also fill out a profile. I like people who have looked within and have dealt with their issues, so, this is a good start.

Cheers!

http://www.okcupid.com/
 
Gioia De Amanti
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Nice idea! Thought about it, too.

So where is your OkCupid profile, James?


Gioia.


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James Cockerham
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Location: Oil Springs, Kentucky
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Hello all,

The property I'm on is being cleared of valuable timber right now, so, some hugelkulture is in the forecast!

Oh, here's a link to OkC http://www.okcupid.com/profile/James_Cockerham

and couchsurfing.. https://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=2O1IDU5
 
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