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Seeking a southern girl who actually wants to live on a farm.  RSS feed

 
Cee Bull
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Moved here to Kentucky a year ago from Dallas to help provide animal care for a small goat/chicken farm. Originally moved here with my girlfriend, but have separated 6 months ago. The girls I have met here are desperate to move to a big city or just aren't into the farm life. I haven't had much free time away from the farm and this also makes it difficult to find someone with similar interests. Milking goats, buidling fences, trimming hooves, etc.. basic farm chores in exchange for stay. We have time to work outside the farm too if desired. I'm personally looking for a girl who is a homebody like myself and loves animals. We have 13 acres here and are really all new to farming in general. Our main focus is on goat milk and chicken eggs but expanding slowly in the permaculture area. We actually have welcomed a couple to live here with us as well to contribute who we have also met through permies. So I'm having high hopes here in the chance I can meet the girl I've been waiting for!
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Julie Kudos
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Hi. This feels weird. I'm not about to move to Kentucky for somebody I don't know. But I thought I would say "hi". Maybe I could get to know you.

I had no idea that there was a whole permaculture sub-culture. This is nuts. I'm interested in farming, and have experience with goats, chickens, and gardening. I'm increasingly disinterested in living in the city. I didn't used to live in the big city, but my town of San Antonio is growing all around me and I can't stand it.

I'm 32, no kids. How old are you?

If you want to email me back, and start pen-paling, please do! Juliekudos@gmail.com

 
Cee Bull
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Wanted to add I'm 27 and here's my facebook link if anyones interested,

https://www.facebook.com/kristian.brooks3
 
Jay Grace
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In my personal experiences the women that say they want the homestead life find out rather quickly they no longer want it once they see that that life consists of long hours with little initial reward.
The women that can and do handle that life generally just go out and do it on their own.

But that's just my two cents.
 
Christine Wolf
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You might be limiting yourself saying southern girl. I know some alaskan girls the still get thier water from the river. There are still some rugged ones out there. Good luck
 
Nicole Alderman
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Jay Grace wrote:In my personal experiences the women that say they want the homestead life find out rather quickly they no longer want it once they see that that life consists of long hours with little initial reward.
The women that can and do handle that life generally just go out and do it on their own.

But that's just my two cents.


If that's true, than I'm the exception. But, it may also have to do with age. I was always interested in rural living, but didn't get around to actually doing any until after I got married (I was 22--and, yes, I'm still happily married!), and we were able to save enough up to buy property. That wasn't until I was 28! I think people in there 20s are still going through college, saving money, etc, etc, etc. It takes a few years to get all that done before many people can buy land to homestead on.

So, I'd assume that most women in their 30's, if not already married/taken, might already be homesteading. They'd have had the time to get the money to buy their land. But, women in their 20's, perhaps not so much (just like many men in their 20s are still working and renting until they can save enough to get out of the rat race). Since Cee is in his 20's, I'd think he'd have a higher chance of finding a girl interested in rural living, but not already settled into her own place.

Christine Wolf wrote:You might be limiting yourself saying southern girl. I know some alaskan girls the still get thier water from the river. There are still some rugged ones out there. Good luck

Christine makes a really good point about girls willing to work hard living everywhere. I live in one of the yuppie capitals of the world, near Seattle. There's a lot of people here trying to relearn outdoor skills (and some that do know them). But, perhaps Cee is looking for a Southern girl because of certain values (faith, culture), rather than just willingness to get her hands dirty? If so, it might be a good idea to clarify, because people with various values and faiths can be found all over the US.
 
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