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Hello,

Well, I think the subject line sums it up.  I grew up on a farm, in a community in the American South where my family has resided and thrived since long before America was a nation.  My family is DAR/SAR and SCV/UDC.  I'm a very traditional guy... Catholic, libertarian...  self employed and independent.  I hunt, fish, trap and forage.  I make my living in food... cook, artisan baker, butcher, fermenter, wine maker, etc.  I m also a publisher - small magazines.   I grew up in the mountains of NC, but have lived all over and have had several careers.  I have way too much "higher" education, mainly because I enjoy learning -  but make a living with my hands.   I have my eye on some property and am hoping/planning to  gradually implement a full Permaculture farm with a roadside stand and do some Permaculture design work for clients.  I am constantly reading and learning more about Permaculture, gardening, wild food and herbs.  I am astounded by the abundance and would love to set up a learning center for others to come get their hands dirty and their mouths filled with amazing food.  I'm half French, descended from the House of Bourbon, so food is a very big deal for me.  I'm not very active in the forums.  It is not so much that I am a lurker, but I have several facebook groups... and I really don't like being online.. so, when I am, I am usually just downloading podcasts or dealing with my own groups.  So, why did I post here?  Well, I recently started listening to Paul's podcasts again, from the beginning... I had been far too hit and miss before.  Back in 2011, he mentioned the Singles here and it sounded good.  I would sincerely like to meet a woman with whom I could have a true partnership in all things.  I long for a relationship in which the two form a whole much greater than the sum of its parts.  I am in my late 30s, so it would be great to meet someone a bit younger than me so we could have kids.  I long for a wife and a house full of kids - homeschooled, farm kids.  I want a relationship like my great grandparents had.  Men in my family tend to live will into their 90s and beyond.  I have very fond memories of my 104 year old great grandfather with his 80 year old wife in the old farmhouse.... and my 96 year old French great grandfather and his 94 year old wife in their old farmhouse... they were all such characters.  They were farmers.  The Irishman drank, told stories and played with the great grandchildren, while my great grandmother ran the house with an iron hand.  My French great grandfather was a quiet, saintly man, who faked deafness while is wife, my Chicora Indian great grandmother was an absolute spitfire, volatile and unpredictable.   Those two couples had ore than 20 kids between them, nearly 100 grandchildren and great grandchildren and supported entire communities of farm hands, family and friends, built churches and schools.... they left big shoes to fill.  I grew up an only child... bookish and constantly seeking solace and freedom in the woods.  I've always been the odd man out, the square peg. So, it probably won't surprise you that I a equally out of step with much of Permaculture - I'm a capitalist, meat eater and basically the opposite of a hippy.  When two path diverge, I don't just take the path less traveled, I grab a machete and cut my own!  Beyond that, well... I play 5 instruments fairly regularly and can play several others.  I have a very active mind.  I am intensely loyal, I have a big, tender heart, I'm 6'4" tall, around 210-220 usually, lean and strong and I really enjoy living life at a slow pace.  If there is a woman out there who maybe interested... well, I can't promise you anything conventional... but you will eat well!
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Wj Carroll wrote:If there is a woman out there who maybe interested... well, I can't promise you anything conventional... but you will eat well!



I'm surprised you haven't had any replies, yet, but this isn't the easier part of the forums to find. If you were only older and in SE Oklahoma we might hit it off well. No doubt I'm too old for you, but the rest sounds pretty interesting.
 
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Thank you.  I'm used to being odd man out.  Fingers crossed though.
 
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Wj Carroll wrote:Thank you.  I'm used to being odd man out.  Fingers crossed though.



You never know. Have any older single male relatives?  
 
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This is a really lovely post and very well written.  Good luck with your search.  I hope you find her really soon x
 
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Gail Gardner wrote:

Wj Carroll wrote:Thank you.  I'm used to being odd man out.  Fingers crossed though.



You never know. Have any older single male relatives?  



I am sorry, Gail, but I have none.  Actually, I only have 3 living relatives - mom and two elderly aunts.  I appreciate that you asked and if I did, I would certainly make the introduction.
 
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Kerry Ceilidh wrote:This is a really lovely post and very well written.  Good luck with your search.  I hope you find her really soon x



Thank you!
 
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the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
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WJ,
  You sound like an incredible person, but much too young for me.  I too, have a homestead, doing it alone, and loving it!  I always tell people "don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends, just tell me where to get more wax!"  Best wishes for all your heart's desires!

Faye in Appalachia
 
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Faye Corbett wrote:WJ,
  You sound like an incredible person, but much too young for me.  I too, have a homestead, doing it alone, and loving it!  I always tell people "don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends, just tell me where to get more wax!"  Best wishes for all your heart's desires!

Faye in Appalachia



Thanks so luch - best wishes!
 
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Thanks, I read your looking for community post.  You seem pretty great yourself!  I think I have come to the decision that I'm going to wait to date until I put down some literal roots.  I just got my heart broken, again.... literally got dumped less than a week ago.  There were two main reasons.  1) I was too open about my emotions.... for some reason, any time I tell a woman I love her, she runs as fast as she can away from me.  2) Lack of being settled into at least a semi-permanent home.  The general consensus seems to be that by my age, I should have some stability.  Well, I can't do a damn thing about #1.  I wear my hear on my sleeve and I can't change who I am.  It kind of seems to me like when you are discussing marriage and kids, expressing such feelings would be appropriate... but I guess not (grrrrrr, expletives deleted....)   But, I can do something about #2.    Holidays are always tough for me, since I spend them essentially alone.  So, after I stop crying and sober up, I'll be absolutely hell bent to buy property before spring.  Well, no one asked to read all that.  Everything just kind of sucks right now, so I'm going to focus on growing stuff instead of relationships.  I'm always open to making friends though.
 
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I'm sorry, but I need a reprieve.  Right now, no woman can compare to the one who just left me.  It wouldn't be fair to you or even possible for me.  My heart isn't free.... and that bastard is in charge right now.
 
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