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.