I have extensive experience homesteading including orchards, vegetable and perennialgardening, dairycattle and goats, ducks, chickens and rabbits. My experience with permaculture is minimal as I do not have a certification; but have attended design seminars and workshops. I have attended Mother Earth news and Midwest renewable energy fairs for years. I am a massage therapist, nutrition consultant and yoga instructor. I have recently become a single mom for my three children and am receiving rental assistance to help make ends meet. Perhaps you are hoping to rent before selling to ensure that your land will undergo proper stewardship.
I would love to find a small homestead, preferably near Woodstock, where I can continue to work from home and homeschool my kids and return to the homesteading lifestyle. An ideal property would be in the outskirts of town within a mile or two, anywhere from three to five acres would work but up to ten would be ideal. I would prefer a house wood a wood stove, or at least chimney for one, as living in a home with electric heat for the last year seems abnormal to me. I would put in a wood cook stove at some point.
I currently have no livestock but several pets, a cattle dog cross, a Pyraneese cross and a former barn cat. The aquaponics beta fish don't quite count as pets and although I will bring our aquaponics tank with us I am not sure if the beta will. I would be happy to exchange animal husbandry and gardening skills, if the property is split or neighboring yourse. I have an extensive heirloom seed collection, as well as heirloom strawberry and asparagus that I hope to save the roots and crows to propagate once I relocate.
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