I am at a point in my life where I would just rather be farming. I am not interested in shopping or acquiring more material goods and care less about politics or pop culture or if my portfolio is diversified enough. My children are no longer underfoot nor require as much of my time. So I am more content these days just digging in the dirt and enjoying the outdoor sounds, breezes, smells. I have been a widow almost eight years now and would really like to find a male companion who is on the same page as far as his love of nature and the outdoors, bees and chickens, and flowers. Are you out there? I have been told that I am an attractive woman with a lot of energy and I 'clean up' real good when I need to. But I hate going to bars in order to meet people and it is nearly impossible to meet tree huggin permie nuts in bars anyway. I am the most comfortable in my dirty farm clothes. I do take care of myself and hope you would think that is important for yourself too. I am a pleasant, easy going and happy person but am even more happy when I am driving my tractor or walking in the woods seeing the spring flowers pop or watching new snow blanket the winter trees. I have always been a farm girl trapped in a city body. I have taken farm classes designed for beginning farmers and also a permaculture design course. I have been putting my training and skills to work on my small, ten-acre farm in central Illinois where I have a flock of chickens, two bee hives, some grapes and fruit trees and a five acre field that is calling out for to be planted with flowers or prairie. While I really and truly enjoy all of this and feel very blessed to have my slice of wonderful earth, it would also be nice to have a sweetie who wants to plant a garden, take long sojourns, get thrilled by birdwatching, revel in a healthy beehives and fresh eggs from home-grown chickens, and to cuddle up and share the events of our uncluttered day.
Your farm sounds quite lovely. Good luck with it! And with finding a loving companion to share it with. I am in neither your age range nor your geographic area, so I am not writing to nominate myself for the job. But I did notice two things about your post that I thought were worth comment: you clearly identified in your post where you live, and you provided (very nice) photos of yourself. Right there, you distinguished yourself from half of the other users who have made posts in this forum, in that you are clearly serious and they are apparently not. What kind of online match-making community is it when a person posts a profile that leaves you wondering where they live, how old they are, and even in a few I've read whether they are male or female?! Something for all who read this to consider. It makes me sad, since I believe that a forum like this to help people of like mind and lifestyle find each other is a great idea and an excellent addition to permies.com.
Again, best of luck to you, Pedalblossom, in all of your social, romantic, and horticultural endeavors.
awesome girl you are! You seem to have awonderful and peaceful and fun!! life... I live in Ecuador. a bit off our paths! ha ha ha... take care! and enjoy life like it looks you definitely are! Luis
I just joined this permaculture site today and liked your profile. I'm a recently retired engineer and I have been married and divorced twice, I now live in Lake Villa, IL, near the Wisconsin border but I am planning to move to my 18 acre property in northern Kentuck sometime in 2013 where I am planning a natural lifestyle with gardens, orchards, pond building, heating with firewood, exploring permaculture, etc. I am seeking a female companion who might share these interests instead of going to the Mall.
Finding a lady who might be interested in doing those kinds of things is difficult and I stopped drinking 35 years ago so the bar scene is of no interest to me. The Ford 8N is in that new barn in Kentucky right now waiting for the spring of 2013.
Your post is over a year old so things might be completely different now, I can tell you more if you are still interested.
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