Not sure if I can stay where I am at. I was completely sabotaged and undermined by the last couple who responded to my add on this site. He violently attacked me and tried to strangle me and I was forced to file a personal protection order to keep myself from having to get violent with him/get murdered. My boss/landlord was unsympathetic and I believe he likely going to replace me with my "friends" in April. Someone said "you are trying to find a utopia". No, I just want an opportunity that doesn't backfire in my face. I would like a 5 year grazing lease to be honest.
I have 2 dairy cows, 3 springing heifers, 2 yearling heifers, 8 ewes, a ram, 3 slaughter lambs, 10 or so nannies and 3 billies and 3 billy kids. All Grass Fed. 2 black fixed female longhair cats that are like pillows. Is that like the opposite of two crossed fingers? I hope I get my dog back, I miss her.
I got a rustbucket heavy duty 2 wheel truck, a milking machine, electric fence supplies and the rags I put on my body. And I have my body. It is very tall and very strong and as long as premium fuel is added daily it just keeps going and going. It's a lot like my brain. I know a lot about farming, some about a lot of other things. I am a very good helper. I am talented and careful and mindful and cherished by many. I am over educated and under payed. Very useful resource right chere and I wouldn't want to waste any time with anyone who disagrees with me about that. With the right instruction I can probably do just about anything on a farm anyone could be expected to do. My hands are big and clumsy and slow though so I wouldn't be the first choice for harvesting lettuce. I am very smart but slow compared to average and get mistaken for an idiot at times.
So I have all that.
I owe some debt I need to pay off before I leave.
I am easy to get along with and friendly. I don't have the same values and interests as a lot of people and sometimes get mistaken for being uncaring. This is not at all true, I am incredibly caring, I just care about entirely absolutely different things than the average American.
I would move almost anywhere as long as the opportunity has merit. I also have a female friend or two who will likely be tagging along shortly.
Right now more than anything I want to continue raising my animals all grass fed, spend time in good company, eat well and make lots of money. Life is a very fun game for me, but I am in severe need of some grease in my gears. I have found myself in a hole and am scrambling trying to get back out. That could just mean selling a couple of cows but I need a good direction to go in.
I am in North East Mi and if I am going very far I am probably going to need some help to get there. It's not un doable and I have a friend who already agreed to haul me and my lot.
Any ideas y'all?
The animals are out in the field without small paddocks because I couldn't operate my electric fences without electricity.
I was payed 400 dollars for this load of brush, wholesale.
Hey man, Michigander here. My family has woodlands near Hubbard Lake. Northeast Michigan is where I want to die. I am sorry to hear what happened to you, I remember me and my lady reading your last couple posts on here looking for people to help. I wish then I could have, and I wish I could now. I am looking for an acre or so around Michigan to buy straight up and not be in debt, when I have this land I will get in contact with you, maybe I will be able to help you then.
Location: Arkansas Ozarks zone 7 alluvial,black,deep loam/clay with few rocks, wonderful creek bottom!
posted 5 years ago
Emil...so sorry to hearr what has happened...your livestock has always looked so healthy and in idylic settings. I hope you have PM'd staff here to report the folks who caused this. A lot of us look for help through permies. Wish we could help...our land is not good grazing...the best of luck to you and your 'flerd'
"We're all just walking each other home." -Ram Dass
"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder."-Rumi
posted 5 years ago
hubbard lake is spitting distance from me. i know of 40 ~ 120 acres in two parcells of fertile loam one 4 0 acre tillable the other 40 till 40 woods half cleared either or could be had @ 1000 an acre i guess im not getting booted. not totally sure i want to stay though being employed is nice. this winter feels too much like work!
posted 5 years ago
Kind of disgusted. I try and I try and really I think I did pretty well, especially on account of everybody telling me it was IMPOSSIBLE. I'm about out of emotional energy. Not ready to take any more big risks. People want someone to come with a plan, pay rent, foot the bill to get out there. What am I going to get in return? I just want a decent paying job. Got some land with some grass that needs some fixin? I don't have it in me to come up with any more plans, any more schemes. You come up with the plan! I still have plenty of piss and vinegar and energy, I am just sick of thinking about it, I am tapped out of mental steam. It always seemed like I was just needed to get to one more winter to find success and then wham, each season just throws to many curve balls for me to get on the ball, all by my lonesome. I don't know, perhaps I will give something one more try, but it needs to sound good. I need someone who is going to reach out a hand in good faith. I cannot be called on to magically fix everything and pave my way out onto some distant land you want me to turn into a farm for you. You have to reach at least as far as I am willing to reach.
Well, got any land with a house for rent or land contract in NE PA, Northern New Jersey, or SE NY? Gran want's to move out of town and so does my Aunt and Uncle, so if we can find a big house with some property I'll probably do something like that. Peace.
We have some land out in Iowa. We are looking for a helper/ worker to help us get this place off the ground. We have the capital and the ideas, we just need some more strong backs. We can provide room board and a stipend. We have room for your livestock and can talk about some business arrangement for grazing / raising animals.
We just started a Facebook group here-
Or you can reach out to me via Permies and we can see if our goals align.