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SWM seeking, desiring single female to join with ,on special homestead in Driftless Area of Wis  RSS feed

 
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Greetings !!! I am desiring to find & connect with a special female who wants to homestead together on this rare piece of land , & become life partners  Age or kids are not an issue if we have that connection !
I have an immense amount of experience in what I am doing here & I am always seeking to learn & share knowledge with interested folks , as I am a lifetime learner ! I am somewhat off grid , but have a great wired internet connection !
I live on & own a precious oasis of peaceful energy of 22 acres in the Driftless Area of SW Wisconsin ! I am a needle in a haystack , so to speak, old school, organic farmer, builder, baker, consultant, medicine man, herbalist,gentle old soul, Cancer sign, mid fifties, with my biological test age of appr. 40 years young, with a young , caring, compassionate heart & a deep thinking mind that can carry on a sparked conversation about many subjects,  ideas. concepts ,etc.
I grew up in organized religion & truly am experiencing a growth of Spiritual awareness on the land here ! I am 6'0" & approx 185 lbs of fit build, & can work circles around most guys half my age ! I work to live in balance with mind, spirit & body !
I know how to treat a lady as a true divine goddess , as women should be treated !

Below you will find pics of Myself & one with my 26 year old daughter , who is on her own in Milwaukee !
I look forward to our journey !   Have a GREAT DAY !
Peace & Joy,   Dell
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Good evening! Very nice read! And love the pics! My name is Kim. I currently live in Texas. Grew up in Oregon and spent 10 yrs in Montana. I am 45 yrs old. I do have children. 9 11 16. 2 boys 1 girl. My youngest. Been divorced for 10 yrs. I am a licensed massage therapist. Currently. Have done a lot of caretaking and cleaning for 18 yrs if my life. Love to cook. Easy going personality. Love to laugh and enjoy the small things in life. treasure every day. Just missing the best part. A partner to enjoy each day with. I would love to chat if you would like too.
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Hello Dell!
You look like a neat guy, welcome to Permies!
Do you sell at the Madison market on a regular basis? What do you sell? The sign says "herb cheese.." and inquiring minds want to know "herb cheese WHAT!?" :D

What would the lady of your dreams be like?
 
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Thanks for the kind comments, Pearl !
I sell at the Downtown Madison, Wi, outdoor farmers market from mid April til early November. I have been a member there, since '94. 10,000 to 15,000 people come to the market on any given Saturday !
I make for the market,tasty, herb cheese garlic breads , & super good gluten free cookies & bars & have vegan options also ! I find that baking is a lot like soil chemistry , having been an organic soil consultant in the past, have to have the right ingredients, with proper timing & amounts .........Starting a internet bakery business asap & will list the web address here when finished !
Desiring a passionate lady, who will thrive in a rural setting with mother nature & I,...... who has the ambition & spark to be good partners, learning & growing together
 
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Hey Dell :)
So it's gotten cold where I am, south of you, is the Farmer's Market down for the season?
What do you do on the off season? Catch your breath or think up new projects?

And your bread sounds yummy!What herbs do you put in it?
 
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HI Pearl !
Yes , the outdoor farmers market season just finished last Saturday, This market goes indoor for the winter, but I do not participate in the indoor one, as I need the winter here, to catch up, as I am still doing construction work on my homestead, as I bought this vacant 22 acres 5 years ago & have created most of what is here on my own , as it helped immensely growing up on a diversified farm, to understand how to do many of these projects !
Now I am ready to launch my extension of my place , to offer apprenticeships, entrepreneurship in MASH Midwest Advanced Sustainable Homesteading, short term & longer term openings !

 I had looked into locations in the ozark area before deciding on the dritfless area of the midwest, which is similar to your area in many aspects ! As I see on permies, my area is relatively an undiscovered nugget , with a 2nd highest concentration of organic farmers besides California ! & with all the climate chaos going on in the country / world, offers more chances to thrive in this area !

 My herb breads have garlic, fresh basil & oregano, yum
 
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Hi Dell! So nice to “meet” you. 😉 I have looked at your post and must say I’m interested. I am looking for a partner & homestead myself, and thought about starting my own homestead somewhere in thr dessert. Check out my profile and ket me know if the interest is mutual.
 
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Hi Dell!
Are you getting this weather too? I think we just flat missed fall here, went straight to winter.
Do you have a greenhouse for starting plants? I have heard people in WI say they don't plant till after mid May, seems late to me, but I moved to MO from the NM desert, where I got my first sunburn of the year in Feb every year :)
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Hi Dell!
Are you getting this weather too? I think we just flat missed fall here, went straight to winter.
Do you have a greenhouse for starting plants? I have heard people in WI say they don't plant till after mid May, seems late to me, but I moved to MO from the NM desert, where I got my first sunburn of the year in Feb every year :)



Lots of people here plant on Jun 1st.
 
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HI Pearl,
We did not have much of a fall here either, probably not as shocking here as we endure some real cold in the depths of winter, but I do have hoophouses for extended season growing , which makes us more like the length of your growing season, & which we are zone 5a here, not sure where Trace Oswald must be for planting June 1st, we usually plant tender crops outside by May 10 to 15, cool season crops, 1 month earlier most years !, but this year was not one of those most years category !
 How did you adapt to the humidity of the Ozarks vs the New Mexico dryness ? Do you like the Ozarks better & for what reasons than N M ?
 
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Hi Dell!
How cold does your winter get? And what do you grow in the hoop houses? If you are done with farmers market for the season, what do you do with what you g
row? Do you have time to cook yourself yummy things? Time to post in the bread section of Permies? :D

Dell Knapp wrote: we usually plant tender crops outside by May 10 to 15, cool season crops, 1 month earlier most years !, but this year was not one of those most years category !

 Did you lose things to it? Or just not plant till you could? I lost things :P Planted a bunch of berries on a 73 degree day, snowed the next day. Poor berries!

I like it in MO, it IS a bit of a shock, but I like it. The summer humidity doesn't bother me much, I just schedule around the hottest part of the day, just like I did in NM, avoiding the high heat. The winter humidity, however, bites me. I put on a lot of layers about October and wear them all winter :)  I don't envy you serious cold! I did one winter in Michigan as an adult, and didn't like it much at all. I LOVE the trees changing colors here! And an actual fall! That didn't happen in NM. Not used to spring yet, I'm used to winter and summer, and not much else. What is your favorite season? I am not sure I have been to WI, I have heard about it from a friend who lives there, Madison sounds like a busy town! I envy y'all the farmer's market! I have heard a lot about how much neat stuff is there. Do you ever get time to walk it? Do they have live music? If you didn't sell what you do, what would be your second choice thing to do at the market?

 
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Hi Pearl,
 We have a handful of sub zero nights , most winters, depends where the sunspot cycle is, like now low sunspot activity = colder/ longer winters everywhere for the next couple winters, before the next sun phase begins ! Look how much of the US has been cold & snowy, already & it is early ! Canada lost lots of crops due to snow & cold starting in September ! Wait til Jan & Feb gets here, & count on a late spring for many ! The Global Warming Hoax , that Al Gore & the paid off scientist , lied to us about,will come to the forefront  over the next years as we all deal with colder weather than we have been used for the last 3 or 4 generations, time will show ! WE all how bad politicians lie to us, about almost everything !
 I use my hoophouses for season extension , 4-6 weeks on both ends of season, have not used them as much since I started baking for the market, I am shorthanded & need a good partner, to make this place reach a bigger part of its potential.
Must not be many available women on permies , looking for a good man, I have only been contacted by two women from the south, & I know they are not going to move to this climate, be real

 I have free time in the winter, but still lots of projects on this relatively new place , been preserving pumpkin & squash from this fall, in my wood fired commercial oven with over 1500 lbs,puree in the freezer for making goods for the farmers mkt !
 I just had to plant a little later than normal, this year, but long season veggies like, squashes, just made it before killing frost !
Your other questions about the Madison, Wi farmers market, yes, there usually is live music, no I do not get to walk the market more than 3 or 4 times a year, just to busy at my stand to do that ! Probably hoophouse tomatoes , grown in real soil, with real flavor, not the hydroponic nice looking, but bland tasting ones, already lots those at the market, through mid summer, usually !
Y'all have a great week ! Dell
 
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