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Seeking a homestead partner-in-crime, companion, or perhaps more!

 
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I'm a 39 year old bisexual woman, currently living and working in NYC while I save up to turn my land into a homestead. I'm looking for someone to be my partner-in-crime (purely platonic, or perhaps something more - both are great by me.) and make the homestead a reality. Friendship, absolutely essential. Companionship, to whatever degree we both want it! I'm an introvert and love being alone, but if I bond with you I'll enjoy being around you a lot. And if love happens, too, well then fantastic!

In my free time I draw, paint, read, cook, and am always learning something new. I just finished my PDC and am contemplating what to learn next - perhaps herbal medicine? Cheesemaking? Self defense? Catalan? So many options. I am a product designer (the UX kind, not the chair-making kind.) I am an atheist but completely respectful if you have religious beliefs, as long as there is no proselytizing. I am not actively looking to start a family but I love children and would welcome yours if you have them. And with the right person, I could be open to adopting (or you having a child.) I am quiet and easy-going, but often silly. I love to sing, and mostly in tune. I am well-traveled. Traveling would be lovely again sometime in the future, after the homestead is running smoothly and the pandemic is well past.

I am somewhere between thin and average build and pretty fit. Actively getting a bit more fit and bit thinner. I love doing yoga, just started running, and I also ride my bike, do interval and weight training, etc. I do not drink and do not (cannot) keep alcohol in the house. I used to be addicted to alcohol but am happily free of it, now. I meditate to keep my mind and heart clearer and smarter. I have three cats. I love dogs, too. I eat meat and believe strongly in treating animals with the utmost respect and care. They should live their best lives and die peacefully and painlessly by our hands, then be used completely and respectfully for our and others' nourishment. I am passionate about sustainability and achieving near-self-sufficiency.

I own a beautiful parcel covered in olive trees in rural Spain, near the Mediterranean coast, but I am also considering buying farmland in semi-rural western Virginia to be closer to family. Or joining an ecovillage. Or helping you build a homestead on your land. Or joining you on your homestead. In that order of preference. :) Regardless, my biggest goal right now is to just save up so that I can live my dream: wake up early (which I do already, admittedly), go for a run at sunrise, feed the chickens and the rabbits, let the sheep and the goats out to pasture, harvest/pick/pluck/butcher the ingredients for our meals that day, turn some compost, get a couple of hours of work done online, plant a new garden bed, chop some wood, read a book, take a nap, deliver fresh produce to the CSA, and then have an impromptu dance party with you after we make dinner.

What I appreciate about you: your sense of humor, your aspirations, your pragmatism and your emotional maturity. That you are driven, hardworking, common sense-smart, and always testing and questioning your own limits, skills and opinions. Connecting mentally, emotionally and physically (if what we have is not simply platonic) are all equally important to you.  
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Hi J. Marie, we have quite a bit in common it seems.  I too was addicted to alcohol, am an atheist and have a desire to adopt.  I recently purchased 4.5 acres of undeveloped land and have been living on it making some progress so far I've driven a well, built a chicken coop (6 chicks), planted a garden and cleared some area for camping.

The land is situated on the Van fleet bicycle trail 15 miles north of Polk City it backs up to over 110,000 acres of state gamelands and is just packed with wild life and quite beautiful.  I sure could use a hand with a few projects my little 12 lb dog isn't good for much besides security and company.  

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Just an update: I decided to put an offer down on a beautiful historic farmhouse on 4.5 acres of rich loamy pastures in Shenandoah Valley... and it was accepted!
 
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J. Marie wrote:Just an update: I decided to put an offer down on a beautiful historic farmhouse on 4.5 acres of rich loamy pastures in Shenandoah Valley... and it was accepted!



Congratulations and good luck!  
 
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Holy shit. I just found this site and am amazed! If anything, I want to befriend you asap. My dream is small farming and I've been wanted in texas my whole life. Things need to change.
I'd love to chat with you.
 
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