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What to say... I don't feel 53 most days, lol, living on 60 acres with cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats... have a large market garden, a greenhouse.. I hatch chicks, and poults, sell them as well as pigs, eggs, and produce. I can cook, clean, and can a lot of food. I don't have to have a person with a particular skillset, but, I feel like I need someone... doing this alone is rewarding, kinda, but empty. Sharing the work, goals, and rewards would sure be more fun. Looking for a life companion... I'm about 140, 5-10 and not entirely ugly, so I've been told, and I keep a pretty good tan going, lol. I also have a sense of humor, and love to laugh.

I have noticed, looking down the posts here, that most of the posts put up by guys seem to get few to no responses, while most all of the posts put up by gals seem to get multiple responses. Either there are a lot more fellas out here, or the fairer sex is just shy... hmm. Go ahead, ladies, step out of your comfort zone, and say "Hi", lol.
 
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Hi Mike

Maybe women just don't like posting their replies in the forum, and send PM's instead.  Maybe they are already forming an orderly queue at your front gate!  Hope so!

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Hester Winterbourne wrote:Hi Mike

Maybe women just don't like posting their replies in the forum, and send PM's instead.  Maybe they are already forming an orderly queue at your front gate!  Hope so!

H



Lol, well, I better go open the gate... thanks for the smile!
 
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HI in Texas
I'd enjoy conversing with you in personal message. Our goals and interests are similar. Sounds lovely.  I've had a permaculture homestead and am single, exploring the country, and hoping to practice permaculture in a different zone than the PNW or tropics both of which I have experience. A zone in between temperate and tropical would be fantastic.
I'm 54, fairly fit and healthy, tall and strong, hwp. Enjoy a well balanced life; companionship, country lifestyle, plants and animals, self employed, traveled, build things, good food, outdoors, culture, music, creativity. Like to try new things. I'm a gentle giant. Could be the jolly green giant of your dreams. You wont know unless you're brave. Can be found at: childscrick@yahoo.com
I'll leave it at that for now. Best wishes. 
 
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Hi Mike,
I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and saying Hi.
I liked many of the things I read on your post and would be interested in learning more about you. 
I understand the being single thing, good news bad news a single person get to make ALL the decisions! 
Hopefully if nothing else we can become friends and bounce ideas off each other.
Sincerely Heather
 
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Hi, Mike, I enjoyed reading your bio. I was widowed in 2003 and totally agree that "livin the dream" is rewarding and great, but also lonely and not always exciting when you have no one to share the excitement or discoveries. Hope you are doing well. I don't get on this site much and have yet to get a photo posted. I am not even sure how up to date my bio is on here. Meanwhile, it was interesting to peruse the site today and I came across your post. --Rebecca Fischer
 
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Well, gosh, I just joined this Permies group and figured I'd check out the dating scene since I just got divorced after 30 years and somehow I just feel I don't want to start my retirement orchard all by myself. Unfortunately, I left TAMU College Station because I can't stand fire ants and won't ever go back where the darned things live, at least while I can't walk barefoot!  Been down 'round Shiner on my way to the Valley many times, and I really love making prickly pear cactus wine jelly.  Hopefully, you've found someone by now to help you tend the land, as I will admit I miss the vistas Texas offers and the warm dry winds (coming up on the Boston winter!).  My land of love is the Shenandoah Valley, hopefully someday I'll go back that way, or to Oregon, where I can pick berries and grow grapes.
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