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Working on lil over 15 acres in southern middle Tennessee, am new to area from FL most recently, and would be great to meet someone interested in permaculture, simple living, nature, etc.  
Ideally someone around my age give or take 5 or so years.  
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Beau de Mello wrote:New to TN, have some acreage and am here playing around and attempting to turn it to a permaculture food forest.  Would be great to have some friends near or far who share similar interests.


Hey, how goes it in the wilds of Tennessee? lol
I have been contemplating the very real possibility of a cabin and some land....Or, an RV and just travelling and working where I land.
I'm also single and gay and handy, but not so versed in permaculture, or farming. I didn't grow up in the city, but I didn't grow up on a farm either.
My grandparents used to grow cotton in Arkansas and when they moved to Illinois they always had a big garden and grew everything and every year I helped harvest whatever they had grown.
I hated digging potatoes because it was hot and dirty and there weren't any Tonka trucks, or tractors, or even a mudhole to play in. lol
Anyway, I just turned 53 on Halloween and I'm tired of being alone and tired of most people.
I'd love to chat with you and at least make a new friend if nothing else.
Hope to hear back from you soon.

 Rory
 
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Roddey Cooper wrote:

Beau de Mello wrote:New to TN, have some acreage and am here playing around and attempting to turn it to a permaculture food forest.  Would be great to have some friends near or far who share similar interests.


Hey, how goes it in the wilds of Tennessee? lol
I have been contemplating the very real possibility of a cabin and some land....Or, an RV and just travelling and working where I land.
I'm also single and gay and handy, but not so versed in permaculture, or farming. I didn't grow up in the city, but I didn't grow up on a farm either.
My grandparents used to grow cotton in Arkansas and when they moved to Illinois they always had a big garden and grew everything and every year I helped harvest whatever they had grown.
I hated digging potatoes because it was hot and dirty and there weren't any Tonka trucks, or tractors, or even a mudhole to play in. lol
Anyway, I just turned 53 on Halloween and I'm tired of being alone and tired of most people.
I'd love to chat with you and at least make a new friend if nothing else.
Hope to hear back from you soon.

 Rory


Hey Rory. Doesn't seem I can send you a message thru here, feel free to try the moose mail thing and shoot me a message.
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Hi there, 44yo single hay man here also homesteading in rural Tennessee and looking for a homesteading partner. Not sure if I'm too old for what you're looking for but if you are interested I'd love to hear from you. My email is: jlegra2933@gmail.com
Hope 2 hear from you!
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I love that there are such handsome gents out there living this life. Good stuff. I’m Mike, in WA state, planning my next steps in dumping my hectic day job and moving to the country. Doing it single is ... exhausting, so I do hope we all find companions that can help with the chores and also be soul mates
 
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Welcome, Mike. I also live in (western) Washington
 
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James, me too! In Seattle. Ready to experience another part of the state.  I love how lush western Washington is.  I wish I could live in Olympic national Park.
 
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Hi Mike in Seattle.  It is so refreshing to know that there are other like minded gay men out there that way to live a simpler way of life.  I am retiring in about 10 to 15 yrs and looking to purchase a homestead in the Washington area.  I used to live in Yakima a few yrs ago and fell in love with Washington State.  I have been looking at very small town on Hwy 12 called Packwood.  The trick is getting my husband to move there. He will follow me anywhere, but he is not to sure about the winters. You see, he has never been in snow deeper that an inch or two.  What are some of the areas and prices you have been looking at?

James
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I live in the same county as Packwood. It's pretty remote. But the county overall has pretty mild winters, just overcast and wet. The coldest I've seen was 14 degrees one night, and that was an anomaly. Winters are getting milder overall
 
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Hi James,

There are so many questions I could ask of you.  Is the price of land high, what is the quality of medical service there and how long have you been living there.

James

P.S.  Thank you for the information.
 
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Hi Other James,

I've been here almost two years but I've lived all over Washington state (with the exception of my college years) for all my life. The price of land is good but rising. It may come down if assets like the stock market continue their decline. Randle and Packwood are and will remain cheapest because they're so far out there, though they are closer to Yakima than the western part of the county. Medical services are decent. I have a friend who found a really good doctor and there's some natural medicine stuff around and in Olympia. Feel free to private message me for more


 
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James Pierce wrote:Hi Mike in Seattle.  It is so refreshing to know that there are other like minded gay men out there that way to live a simpler way of life.  I am retiring in about 10 to 15 yrs and looking to purchase a homestead in the Washington area.  I used to live in Yakima a few yrs ago and fell in love with Washington State.  I have been looking at very small town on Hwy 12 called Packwood.  The trick is getting my husband to move there. He will follow me anywhere, but he is not to sure about the winters. You see, he has never been in snow deeper that an inch or two.  What are some of the areas and prices you have been looking at?

James
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WA is a beautiful state. My aunt has a River cabin in Packwood, beautiful beautiful wilderness. The winters won't be bad, I don't know the elevation but if it gets snow it will be the most gorgeous snow you've ever seen. Move here!
 
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Good morning James,

Hope you had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  How do you private message on here, because I do have more questions for you about the places you lived in Washington.
 
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This thread is a little out of date but I was curious how it turned out. I currently live just North of Louisville in a small farm community and know how the extreme "lack" of dateable can really wear on you.
 
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Hi Ovid,

I stopped looking for places to retire to for the moment and focusing on building some raise garden beds.  I understand how and what you are going through. What state do you live in? Send me a private message if you like to talk more.  

James
 
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Well still no luck haha
But all is progressing along nicely here on the homestead

Beau de Mello wrote:Working on lil over 15 acres in southern middle Tennessee, am new to area from FL most recently, and would be great to meet someone interested in permaculture, simple living, nature, etc.  
Ideally someone around my age give or take 5 or so years.  

 
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Beau de Mello wrote:Well still no luck haha
But all is progressing along nicely here on the homestead

Beau de Mello wrote:Working on lil over 15 acres in southern middle Tennessee, am new to area from FL most recently, and would be great to meet someone interested in permaculture, simple living, nature, etc.  
Ideally someone around my age give or take 5 or so years.  



Would love to see photos of said progress!
 
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Hi Beau,

I realize this is an older thread but I wanted to respond to it. My name is James and I live in Northern Kentucky. I do corporate HR work and have for the past 15 years and I am over it.

I am 37 and wanting to do the same thing as you are. My family were farmers, and they were poor, essentially living off the grid themselves except the past 50 years.

My goal is to do the same thing as you do, with my two dogs and my cat. I want to live off the grid, sustain myself by living off the land.

I hope all is well and I would love to know how things are going.

I can imagine it gets lonely, but I have stayed single for years.

Hope to hear back from you!

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Hey man, Kevin here. I am from Western KY living on my family farm of 15 acres. I was raised on a farm,  love nature and the simple ways of life. I want to find new ways of making my land/ forest into a self sufficient homestead. I have some knowledge, but I am always learning. Handsome pic by the way. It's great to know there are other like minded people just like me. I am also interested in finding other like minded people and in time a partner to share this adventure with. Hope I hear from you soon. I would send a pic, but everytime I try on here it erases everything I wrote on here. This is the 3rd time writting this by the way..lol. Take care.
 
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If you want to email me it's: kevan2011@aol.com
 
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