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38 DWF in NE WA state looking for the Hawkeye to my Cora

 
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Well, "looking" might be the wrong way to put it :) I know it's a crapshoot, I'm mostly kind of hoping I might find a local permie since I am not really relocatable.

I'm actively homesteading on my 20 acres out here in Northeastern WA state. I do intend to relocate someday, most likely to the Missouri Ozarks, but that's up in the air at the moment.

I've got poultry, meat rabbits, and am getting milk goats in a few days actually. I'm building my home as I go, out of pocket, so it is definitely a work in progress. I've been here for about 5 years and love it. When I moved into my house, it was just walls and a wood stove for heat & cooking. No power, no water, not even interior walls. I've slowly been finishing it as I go and am almost done except some of the siding and trims. I'm halfway off grid - still not sure if I want to connect fully or just get my own setup.

I am a single mom, divorced, with three kids that live with me and go to their dad's every other weekend. We get along fine, so no "ex drama." I'm a self employed graphic designer - I create artwork for businesses to use on decorative items like t-shirts and home decor. I love what I do and I'm able to work part-time and make a full-time income which leaves me free for a better work/life balance. Politically I'm a Libertarian, and spiritually I guess I'm a Christian heretic (basically a Christian who doesn't do the whole conservative Christian culture thing).

I'm a hard worker, pretty independent, active, driven & very goal oriented, and dedicated. I tend to be empathic and I have very high standards. I love reading, gardening, cooking and baking. I don't watch a ton of TV but I do like scifi/action/geeky type movies.  I'm definitely creative but also pragmatic and logical. I'm an INTP. I am very independent but tend to be pretty easygoing and flexible and most of the time I just go with the flow.

I'm looking for someone likeminded who is intelligent, self motivated, ambitious and an out of the box thinker. He has goals in life, and is actively working towards achieving them. Someone who is looking for an actual equal partner (and not just someone to be his mom and/or sugar momma). He'll be secure enough to not be threatened by a woman who is independent and is her own person. I'd also prefer mid-30s to mid-40s in terms of age.
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Hi. I’m very interested in your homestead.
 
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Robert Nicks wrote:Hi. I’m very interested in your homestead.



Yep, me too.
 
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You're a very attractive woman, and seem very intelligent and interesting. I'm very impressed that you are able to manage a homestead, family, and a job all at once.

I'm a nonlocal permie, single parent, whose relocatable. My son and I are looking for a place to start a no-till natural farm.

I was on my way to work as head grower on  a pot farm in San Diego when, after some time I withdrew my interest in that to pursue my real ambition.

in the meantime we've been staying at my ex-wife and her new partner & family's home (no ex-drama here either) here in Northern California.

I'm 43, 5'11, in good shape, pretty intelligent, intuitive, innovative and a waaaay out of the box thinker. I home school my son.

I am going to look at a few places around here for the farm but am totally open to travel up north to meet the woman of my dreams.
 
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I am looking for the life your living, I so want a simple off grid life with some one who isn't afraid of that lifestyle. most women I meet aren't interested in it at all. I am 37 years old, single, no kids but always wanted to be a father, I have a 5 month old dog named fern. I have many life skills that could be used on a off grid farm. I am an open book just ask away, I am not the kind of person who judges, labels, leaches off others. I would never ask you for anything you wouldn't want to give. my goal is to be off the grid with in two years, I want to bee a farmer. names Richard hopper please contact me if your interested
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Hey Bethany,

I am up in Oroville working on building a homestead on 40 acres of raw land. https://permies.com/t/56342/Moving-Okanogan-homestead-land-pics#709758

Not really looking for a romantic relationship right now (too busy working on my place and self) but open to meet new interesting people in the area to network and be friends. I am still without internet on my property, so it can bee a week or so before I get to town and check my emails etc.

Little about me: I am 46 yrs old, I am an old school Anarchist Punk (though don't limit myself to punk music), spiritually nonreligious, I was a fine arts major and prolific artist until all my art supplies were stolen 10 yrs ago and haven't drawn since, my daughter is gown and married, I have lived and traveled all over the country (expect the South they have big bugs that are scary) but always came back to the Pac NW, and there is so much more but how do you explain yourself to someone other than say ask if you want to know more.

I have to say I really liked your post, especially you wanting an equal partner. So many people want someone to complete them, like they aren't whole by themselves.

Well all in all hope you are having a good winter, and who knows maybe we will meet sometime and get to know eachother.
 
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Hi Bethany,
I'm in the process of buying a property just north of Republic - we'll be (kinda) neighbors!  I would love to talk with you about NE WA homesteading, permaculture, zone 5b, etc and see what chemistry develops.  Please message me at tom@wwconservation.net if you feel inclined.  Tom
 
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Bethany Dutch wrote:

Robert Nicks wrote:Hi. I’m very interested in your homestead.



Yep, me too.



Haha girl. I'm not a man so not looking to fill out that application but this responses makes me wanna be your friend! lol
 
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Jenny Jones wrote:

Bethany Dutch wrote:

Robert Nicks wrote:Hi. I’m very interested in your homestead.



Yep, me too.



Haha girl. I'm not a man so not looking to fill out that application but this responses makes me wanna be your friend! lol



We just officially became friends 😁
 
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Recent-ish pics. I will say though I'm kinda thinking there's GOT to be someone local to me. Isn't it weird how we often live in areas where there are tons of likeminded people yet we have a hard time finding those other single folks because we're all too busy up on our mountain (or whatever) homesteading? LOL.
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Hey my name's Bryan. Do you know anyone in the area looking for a land or farm kind of caretaker position? I'm currently in Florida looking to get away from all the craziness lol. I'm a veteran and have monthly income and I also fished out of Dutch Harbor AK for a while. I love the cold so no worries there.
 
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Bryan Perry wrote:Hey my name's Bryan. Do you know anyone in the area looking for a land or farm kind of caretaker position? I'm currently in Florida looking to get away from all the craziness lol. I'm a veteran and have monthly income and I also fished out of Dutch Harbor AK for a while. I love the cold so no worries there.



Hey Bryan - no I don't, not really. If you're looking to get out of craziness I'm not sure I'd recommend WA state! LOL. Depends on your politics. Washington is becoming more and more freedom encumbering as time goes along. My particular area is great but there's been a lot of people moving to the area so not a ton of available places to move. Good luck!
 
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Bethany Dutch wrote:

Robert Nicks wrote:Hi. I’m very interested in your homestead.



Yep, me too.




LOLOLOL you forgot to mention your sense of humor.  You're a dream come true and I hope someone in your area realizes that soon.
 
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Bethany Dutch wrote:

Robert Nicks wrote:Hi. I’m very interested in your homestead.



Yep, me too.




LOLOLOL you forgot to mention your sense of humor.  You're a dream come true and I hope someone in your area realizes that soon.



Thanks! I mean really my sense of humor is quite... well, it's something. I do inadvertently take liberties and tease/joke around with people when I probably shouldn't... lol.
 
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Well, as long as it's inadvertent... :)
 
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Well - I met my Hawkeye in my local area - my perfect match. Thanks for playing, everyone! Closing this thread now.
 
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Bethany Dutch wrote:Well - I met my Hawkeye in my local area - my perfect match. Thanks for playing, everyone! Closing this thread now.



That's great! I'm so happy for you.
 
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Much deserved!  Best wishes to you both.
 
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Bethany Dutch wrote:

Bryan Perry wrote: I'm currently in Florida looking to get away from all the craziness lol. I'm a veteran and have monthly income and I also fished out of Dutch Harbor AK for a while. I love the cold so no worries there.


Hey Bryan - no I don't, not really. If you're looking to get out of craziness I'm not sure I'd recommend WA state! LOL. Depends on your politics. Washington is becoming more and more freedom encumbering as time goes along.


Bethany, that's a great way to put it.  The I-5 corridor determines everything without regard to the rest of the state.  Once we're down to just the two of us, we'll be making for the border and our forever home. Bryan, you might try one of the Dakotas -- low taxes, a lot of vets, hard working folk.  Land is not cheap, but it's reasonable as long as you don't need a big house. Or closer to home, the Jacksonville area is lovely, and Permaculture Jax is a large community of people from all different walks of life that really do try to help each other.  See their FB here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/376132752470842/
 
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