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gary calery
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My wife and I would like some help on the farm for a couple months. Fall and Winter will soon be closing in and we could use some help putting the gardens and orchards to sleep for winter and gathering firewood. We have a green house that is producing food and have meat to share. There are wild game harvesting opportunities for someone who is interested in that. Many turkeys, deer and squirrels. All of which gather more that their fair share of our crops. I'll even furnish the rifle, if you have some hunter training.

We live in Kentucky and the Fall weather is usually very beautiful. The hardwood forests and green pastures can take your breath away.

I'm an old-timey bastard who moved to the country 35 years ago after searching the US for a place that would suit me and my need for food independence and little interference from governmental control in raising children. We have a very private place with no visible neighbors. Many Amish in the area who are good neighbors and friends.

I am going to discriminate in choosing our help for this period of time. We have had helpers for the last three years and I never came out even in our exchange. They cost me way more money and energy than I received from them. If you can accept a labor exchange for your rent, utilities and food, with a stipend after you meet those standards, we can talk. I don't want prisoners or social rejects. We get along with social standards and don't feel imposed upon by getting along with people. One of my helpers was just out of prison and couldn't shake his attitude. Another was arrested 3 times in two months and couldn't fulfill our agreement. We would prefer someone who is well grounded and searching a self-sustaining life style. We could work out a long-term arrangement for the right folks. We prefer a married couple but would consider a single woman or a single man. We don't want involvement with skinheads, witches, punks, sovereign citizens, racists or anti-Christians.

The job consists of gardening, electric fencing, leaf removal, mowing, garden bed building, etc. We also have chickens and cattle. I can teach you the skills you need. You just need a learning attitude with good work ethic.

By the way, I'm 64 and have spent my life developing a self-sustaining lifestyle even though I wasn't familiar with the term. I have a lot of experience to share. I prefer someone who has some experience and passion actually growing something, as opposed to a Google gardener who has only gardened on a screen. You don't need "farm" experience just a passion for things that live outdoors.

If you have any interest in further information, PM me.
 
Courtney Bibb
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Hi Gary,

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Courtney Bibb. I'm 41 and a single mother to a 16 year old daughter. I work full time as a police officer and have been for almost ten years.

I also have guardianship over my two month old grand daughter and I've a fury baby, he weighs about six lbs.

I'm currently attending school online full-time. My career path takes me to new heights as a naturopathic doctor.

The reason I'm wanting to leave a stable and secure job, I'm sure you want to know. I'm ready to get out of the city life and go back to my country roots. I was raised in mobile, Alabama and I miss the country air. I'm ready to explore new opportunity. My job as a police officer places me in obligations that warrant me to make negative changes. I'm constantly reminded of mean and evil people. I'm subjecting to gun violence, child abuse, deadly accidents and police suicide. I'm ready for change. I'm ready for positive changes and new inspiration.

I'm a hard worker. I'm dedicated and a team player. I don't smoke, don't do drugs and rarely do I drink a glass of wine.

I'm looking for a place that I can work in exchange for housing. I do have a car payment/car insurance that I'm responsible for, however, I will work doing whatever I need to do around the farm, house or errands. Having transportation I feel is a plus. I can commit to 30 hours a week in exchange for housing.

I hope you find my profile of great benefit My email is csa592@yahoo.com and 912-656-8807. I look forward to speaking to you and your family soon. Kind regards.... Courtney
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gary calery
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Fall is here and I am still looking.
 
Courtney Bibb
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Hi Gary,

My only challenge would be hunting. I don't eat meat.

What are your thoughts?

Courtney
 
Chadwick Holmes
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A bird in the hand.........
 
gary calery
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Courtney Bibb wrote:Hi Gary,

My only challenge would be hunting. I don't eat meat.

What are your thoughts?

Courtney


Hi Courtney,

I don't mind at all if someone chooses not to hunt or eat meat. I wish our other circumstances, that we discussed, were different so we could make a work exchange mutually beneficial.

Gary
 
Christopher gates
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Hi Gary

Do you still need somebody for November? Perhaps we can talk off line if you do?
 
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