gary calery wrote:Are you a self-motivated person who is driven to be productive? If you have a family, is their health, education, and growth your number one priority? Can you work independently and live without a lot of other people's input and influence for your sense of self-satisfaction or do you need an intentional community for your sense of self-affirmation? Are you the type who wastes energy worrying about your next meal or dollar or do you just make things happen? Are honesty and integrity important values in your life? Do you have the energy to apply it day and night to a project, if need be, or do you just think you can? Do you have the ability and desire to learn and use a variety of skills?
I'm a 66 year old relic from the past who lives on 180 acres in southern Kentucky with wife. We are looking for someone or a family to grow and learn in the country lifestyle. We would prefer a family. I have been here 40 years and have taken my ideals and drive and have worked my place into what it is today. We have orchards, gardens, landscaping, cattle, chickens, greenhouses, etc. We are Catholics so you must not be close minded to one's religious beliefs. We cannot provide you with an income only a place to live. We will assist you in any projects that you envision so you can earn an income. My wife and I both work in town for income. We have not monetized our farm to be financially self-sufficient. We are more food self-sufficient.
My main purpose in reaching out for the right individual is for me to be able to pass on some skills and assist someone in achieving their goals of living a rural life style. I do want to receive some labor for the living situation and am willing to financially back a project for a cut of the income. Besides farm oriented projects, I have a building that has some woodworking tools that would be a good situation for someone with that interest. There are Amish neighbors that reclaim barn wood and plane it. That style of wood makes very nice pieces of furniture.
It takes a lot of practical effort and the ability to be able to grind out a self-sufficient lifestyle. One doesn't learn it while clicking on a phone for hours a day or becoming the best Google Gardener on the internet. I'm not looking for dependents. I'm looking for the thrill of watching someone or a family thrive and grow in the country.
I'm not interested in taking on someone's addictions, mental health issues or reading their life history on their tattoos. I don't want someone who is racist and thinks their group is better than another group based on color or belief. I believe you can do and think what you want but not necessarily on my 180 acres. I don't think the government has the answers for all our social needs. If you have an elitist attitude that leads you to believe that if people would live like you believe, the world would be wonderful, then another opportunity awaits you elsewhere.
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