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So, here I am, on 20 acres in central Texas looking to become self-sufficient and off the grid within the next 10 years.  I am financially stable, have family involvement and yet looking for that male who is capable, knowledgeable and kind.
Willing to share his insight, skills and   humor! Age is unimportant!
If you are financially self sufficient, kind, and anxious to be a part of something bigger than you ...  let's talk!
Just know I am not looking for someone to support me, nor to be supported, just to share a love of the earth and it's creatures while making a living doing so...
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Sounds interesting. I am "retired" and seem to be busier than I planned. With helping on a couple tiny house builds one of which is built on a trailer with SIPs panels. This week end I will be the other side of Greenville, TX near Campbell working on a compressed earth block house. I sold one of my rain water collection systems to my chiropractor.

My experience: aircraft mechanic, fork lift technician, food prep equipment installation/repair, handyman (currently living in a room I added on to my daughter's house), automotive experience (pre-electronics), I can cook from scratch. 69 years old tomorrow, widower, living on social security, car, truck, RV, and 2 trailers paid off. Use credit card online for security and payoff monthly. I live in Rockwall, Texas NE of DFW. PM me for contact information.

Jerry Sledge
 
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Hi Jerry,
Thanks for the reply!
A little more about me: an RN since age 19, working in most areas of medicine.
The last 20-30 years in administration, the last 13 years working for the state...
SO happy to be retired!  One year now!
Raised 4 kids, divorced and now happily raising chickens, guineas, ducks,    puppies, kittens.  Planning to add goats, miniature cows and raising quail!
Have grandkids and friends out here on the weekends - love it!
Hoping to develop a community here with everyone contributing and enjoying the fruits of our labors.
Just planted 30 fruit and nut trees - SO many projects!
Let me know if you'd like to chat more, possibly via email!
Later! Jeannine
 
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Jerry,
Failed to tell you Happy Birthday yesterday!
Hope it was Great...!
Jeannine
 
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Actually my birthday is today, the 25th. I will be helping Edens CSA farm recover from these latest hard freezes causing several pipes to break. She can handle most breaks but one is in the wall. I do a volunteer work-share at the farm in Balch Springs. I will be farm sitting next week end while she is attending the TOFGA conference. She has had trouble with theft and wants someone there to as a deterrent.

I will try to PM my contact info. It is best not to post personal contact info in public forums. System says it was successfully sent. I can send you a selfie if I get your number. Also you can go to https://www.facebook.com/DFWEcovillage ; Just scroll through the pictures and look for the oldest person there,usually wearing dark blue cut-offs and a light blue sleeveless shirt. In one picture I am wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie. I'm 5' 10" 188#(just stepped on the scale).

How much help have you had getting all the work done at your place? Did you start working on everything before you "retired"? I have limited space where I live and last years garden was a bust.

Easier to talk more freely on email. I do not use my phone for email, so I have to be on my computer.

Something I wrote about a year after my wife died.

What I Miss Most of All


Going to the beach for a walk on the sand,

Her gentle caress, the touch of her hand,

Her firm embrace,

The smile on her face,

The look in her eye

As I walked by,

Her presence near me as we lay on the bed,

The love we shared by the words that were said,

Those little things shared from day to day,

The love that grew between us, along the way.

Of all the things shared both great and small

It’s the little things I miss most of all.


Jerry Sledge 07/12/2010
 
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Hi there permies!
Appreciate Jerry's communion...
Hoping there are permies who may be interested in creating a community in central Texas!  Have areas to accommodate tiny homes in the beautiful country!!!
Give me a shout!!!
Thanks Jeannine
 
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Hi
It might be better and you may get more responses if you start a separate thread in the intentional communitys section about your idea . :-)

David ( with mod hat on)
 
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