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Jeremy briesacher
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My girlfirend (Brittany 27) and myself (Jeremy 25) currently live in st loiuis mo. i grew up in a small town in the boot heel of missouri called piedmont. we raised chickens, ducks, geese, and a few goats. In addition, we had a small garden. Which was more of a hobby, the fresh vegetables were just a bonus. Also my grandparents own a dairy farm in northern Minnesota, where i spent a few summers. My girlfriend doesnt have the farming/livestock experience I do, but she was raised in the sticks. She is bit a tomboy and isn't scared to get her hands dirty.

My orginal plans were to buy a piece of property, and live off it. not nessiacrly including electric or running water. We would like live off the land as much as possible.
I would like to get to the point where i was 90%+ self-reliant. To grow and harvest my own crops, raise and breed my own chickens for eggs and meat, trap small and hunt larger game, gather what natural resources that are around, and fish if possible.....

We have been saving for awhile to accomplish this dream, we have been able to put back 12k. So obviously buying property isn't an option at the moment. But would have enough to get the basics, because of my job in construction. I do have alot of hand tools, and have been collecting odd and end things to make this dream happen....

We are both very hard working and very dedicated to the goal of this lifestyle.

How do things sound so far? Do we sound like the type of people you are looking for?
Please contact me with any questions, comments, concerns, or offers.....
Would prefered to be emailed if possible
Matthew Connors
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Location: Acworth, New Hampshire
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Hello Jeremy,

I have another posting here at that describes an opportunity in New England.

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Good luck!

John Sloan
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Hi Jeremy,
I have a 100 ac farm located between Fredericktown and Greenville just off Hwy 67. We are about 100 miles from St Louis. I have owned the farm for about 3 years and have spent the last two years cleaning it up but there is still a lot of work cleaning up perimeter fence rows ect. One of my son's and I repaired part of the fences this past fall but would like to put in new fencing soon.
I thought about selling property but I think prices are low at present so I have decided to run stockers next year from May to November. I would also be open to other business ventures which I would need help with.
There is a lot of potential as we have an abundance of water. A large spring that flows 80,000 gal /day plus 1 1/2 ac lake and two year creeks thru the property. I have 5 barns with a total area of 8000 sf, four of them with concrete floors.
65 ac pasture/ 35 ac mixed woods.
There is a 4 BR house with full basement as well. There was an apartment in the basement but I tore it out and would have to be rebuilt.
I would be open to talking with you about your ideas etc.
I am in Nicaragua at present but can talk via Skype or email.
Thank you
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