Please excuse me if I somehow don’t get this post right. First time posting as I just found this site.
Well; I guess I’ll start off by explaining why I’m even here...
I am 40 y/o wm.... 6’ 185 lbs. (heavily tattood) originally from North Carolina. I’ve lived in a few different countries since the age of 18 starting off in the Philippines. I’m a veteran so I’ve seen Iraq and Afghanistan a few times. After leaving the military in 2004 I went into private security and pretty much lived in the Middle East for 9 years. I’ve also lived in Nigeria. Not as scary as it sounds. The Middle East is actually a great place full of history and culture.
I am the father of three children 18, 16, and 6 years old. Married three times, divorced three times! I’m tired of the race! I feel like any one of my marriages would have been successful if money, status and career (on both sides) didn’t interfere and take center stage over BREATHING and simply enjoying oxygen!
I’ve earned a good deal of money in my 20 years and it seemed that no matter how much I earned the more unhappy I was and the more problems I had.
I’m done with the masses and have started into a 12 month plan to, locate land, build a domicile, and work my way into a sustainable stress free REST OF MY LIFE! I’m a hard worker and would like my hard work to actually go towards happiness instead of an early grave!
I am not totally stuck on a region but, have my eye on Oregon. Never been there but it always looks so green and blue lol! I’m an avid hunter and am good with my hands and know my way around a farm so, as I have a lot to learn and hurdles to climb over, I’m confident that I have what it takes to not just survive but, be comfortable at the same time.
I have a limited monthly (for life) stipen that comes in the mail. It’s not much but it’s equal to what a lot of people take home working 40 hours a week after taxes etc...
Hi Laird, my first time here too. As I read your post, I found how similar your goals are for sustainable living as mine. There is different terminology tossed around to describe living off-grid. I am interested in the whole enchilada, homesteading. I am also a veteran, served during Desert Storm while in Germany. I live in California, but have visited Oregon and Washington, the lush green and dense forests are beautifully maintained by lots of rain. I hope to retire to a small community homestead myself and I wish you the best in your search of a new home.
Hi there, I am new to this too (just now! lol) I am actually in Oregon looking for another homesteader, a kindred spirit, not just anoyone. This reply is public so I wonder how we reply to eachother in private? I am 37 yo fem with homesteading experience but that can be saved for private conversation. Anyways, I liked your post and wanted to say hi---I will figure this site out and how to reply in private soon I am sure :)
AngelBud Wynters wrote:Hi there, I am new to this too (just now! lol) I am actually in Oregon looking for another homesteader, a kindred spirit, not just anoyone. This reply is public so I wonder how we reply to eachother in private? I am 37 yo fem with homesteading experience but that can be saved for private conversation. Anyways, I liked your post and wanted to say hi---I will figure this site out and how to reply in private soon I am sure :)
Click on Laird's name and you will see a way to send a PM.