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Hello!  
I love the beautiful arid mountains!  (Currently living in the southern Colorado Rockies.)
Absolutely love God's creation - the animals, the plants, the rocks, the clouds....ok love everything except the bugs. ☺
Love aiding healing with herbs, nutrients and many natural means - using God's amazing creation.
Dream of someday owning land in the mountains, building a SIREwall house (www.sirewallusa.com/wow/), having horses, goats, quail and learning to live off the land.
Love learning from, and helping others, but don't have anyone to learn from or help with projects.
Wonder sometimes if there is a man that is not afraid to be a man; who leads, works hard, humble, compassionate and strong.

Currently working full time to pay the bills and also take care of my Dad full time, since my mom went to heaven in 2017. (they were married 49 years ♥)
Dabble in geophysics, herbalism, foraging, auto maintenance, 1700's way of life, etc.
Raised with a Biblical Christian upbringing (not in the mainstream mess), and God is the most important aspect of my life, above all.
I've never "dated" in the past, and would like to meet like-minded folks, develop honest relationships, see where things go naturally.

A few "don'ts"☺:  I don't smoke, chew, do drugs, tattoos, or go with guys that do.   Apolitical, anti-EMF, anti-bugs (ha!), humidity-adverse, not a crowd or party person (I love being home or in the mountain wilderness!),

Recently had a birthday and thought, maybe this is a good time in my life to meet likeminded folks, learn and grow, and maybe the timing will work out!  After my Dad goes to heaven, I would love to quit my job, relocate to land, farm, ranch, home. ♥

p.s. I don't like to post pics on the web, but love sharing pics with good, trusted friends!   (Ok, maybe just a picture of my view in the mountains....)
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you never mentioned your age..I was curious
 
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Sorry about that!  Just turned 42!  (is it "39" and a few years, as Jack Benny used to say. ☺ Just kidding!)  
 
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Wow! I'm female so not interested in dating you, but I saw your post, your view is amazing! and that photograph is so beautiful! Makes me want to jump in that sunset and be gone. Thanks for sharing that!
 
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if not for the humidity and the insects, id be close to that criteria..but I have those two in great abundance, especially now
 
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Nicole Blank wrote:Wow! I'm female so not interested in dating you, but I saw your post, your view is amazing! and that photograph is so beautiful! Makes me want to jump in that sunset and be gone. Thanks for sharing that!


Thank you Nicole!  Glad you enjoyed the picture!  It is incredible living in beautiful country.
 
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Ben Child wrote:if not for the humidity and the insects, id be close to that criteria..but I have those two in great abundance, especially now



If I could just invent a giant bubble to walk in.... haha!    I am always open to developing good friendships to learn and grow from - feel free to send a note anytime.  (P.S. love that adorable baby skunk!)
 
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R Dell wrote:

Ben Child wrote:if not for the humidity and the insects, id be close to that criteria..but I have those two in great abundance, especially now



If I could just invent a giant bubble to walk in.... haha!    I am always open to developing good friendships to learn and grow from - feel free to send a note anytime.  (P.S. love that adorable baby skunk!)



I would  be your biggest promoter..I don't like the humidity and insects either ..and while I rarely complain about anything in nature, I've been heard, as of late, doing just that. friendships where it at ..I seem to be more adapt in that area ..you think the skunk was cute, you should see this baby orphan deer , I'm bottle feeding..there is nothing ,that starts a morning off, like a thousand baby deer kisses on the face.. thats a fact
 
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Ben Child wrote:

R Dell wrote:

Ben Child wrote:if not for the humidity and the insects, id be close to that criteria..but I have those two in great abundance, especially now



If I could just invent a giant bubble to walk in.... haha!    I am always open to developing good friendships to learn and grow from - feel free to send a note anytime.  (P.S. love that adorable baby skunk!)



I would  be your biggest promoter..I don't like the humidity and insects either ..and while I rarely complain about anything in nature, I've been heard, as of late, doing just that. friendships where it at ..I seem to be more adapt in that area ..you think the skunk was cute, you should see this baby orphan deer , I'm bottle feeding..there is nothing ,that starts a morning off, like a thousand baby deer kisses on the face.. thats a fact



Oh my goodness!  That has got to be an amazing experience!  A mama dear had triplets in my backyard last year - although they didn't need bottle feeding, my Dad and I loved watching them learn to walk and pounce around the yard!    You are absolutely right, friendships can be a huge blessing.   I am working on my "bubble" - lots of recipes I've been working on over the years, but more for Colorado bugs, which are usually smaller and fewer.  
 
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Dabbling in geophysics is a dangerous pastime. You start off by promising yourself that you'll do it only on weekends and special occasions, but then you wake up one day clutching a BSc and unable to recall where you were for the past 4 to 5 years. You convince yourself that you can stop anytime you want, yet you seem to be blowing all of your disposable income on tuition for the MSc and hanging out with your "friends" on the committee. Unless your family stages an intervention, you will one day be found semi-conscious and emaciated under an auditorium stage, desperately clinging to a sweat-soaked PhD.
 
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Dc Stewart wrote:Dabbling in geophysics is a dangerous pastime. You start off by promising yourself that you'll do it only on weekends and special occasions, but then you wake up one day clutching a BSc and unable to recall where you were for the past 4 to 5 years. You convince yourself that you can stop anytime you want, yet you seem to be blowing all of your disposable income on tuition for the MSc and hanging out with your "friends" on the committee. Unless your family stages an intervention, you will one day be found semi-conscious and emaciated under an auditorium stage, desperately clinging to a sweat-soaked PhD.



Haha. Well, I meant “Dabble” in the truest sense. “dab’ble,  v.i. To do any thing in a slight or superficial manner.”   It’s like swimming in an ocean. The water is always there, but sometimes I like to put my scuba mask on and look underneath the surface.. 😊
 
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R Dell wrote:

Ben Child wrote:

R Dell wrote:

Ben Child wrote:if not for the humidity and the insects, id be close to that criteria..but I have those two in great abundance, especially now



If I could just invent a giant bubble to walk in.... haha!    I am always open to developing good friendships to learn and grow from - feel free to send a note anytime.  (P.S. love that adorable baby skunk!)



I would  be your biggest promoter..I don't like the humidity and insects either ..and while I rarely complain about anything in nature, I've been heard, as of late, doing just that. friendships where it at ..I seem to be more adapt in that area ..you think the skunk was cute, you should see this baby orphan deer , I'm bottle feeding..there is nothing ,that starts a morning off, like a thousand baby deer kisses on the face.. thats a fact



Oh my goodness!  That has got to be an amazing experience!  A mama dear had triplets in my backyard last year - although they didn't need bottle feeding, my Dad and I loved watching them learn to walk and pounce around the yard!    You are absolutely right, friendships can be a huge blessing.   I am working on my "bubble" - lots of recipes I've been working on over the years, but more for Colorado bugs, which are usually smaller and fewer.  



beauty berry ..its the key to the mint..just rub the leaves on you. doesn't feel bad , just kind of waxy. It's changed everything for me , this year..crazy thing is , its everywhere..not really crazy, more His provision. and you cant get simpler, its there in the times you need it, so I don't have to devote time to preparing extracts
 
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Ben Child wrote:

R Dell wrote:

Ben Child wrote:

R Dell wrote:

Ben Child wrote:if not for the humidity and the insects, id be close to that criteria..but I have those two in great abundance, especially now



If I could just invent a giant bubble to walk in.... haha!    I am always open to developing good friendships to learn and grow from - feel free to send a note anytime.  (P.S. love that adorable baby skunk!)



I would  be your biggest promoter..I don't like the humidity and insects either ..and while I rarely complain about anything in nature, I've been heard, as of late, doing just that. friendships where it at ..I seem to be more adapt in that area ..you think the skunk was cute, you should see this baby orphan deer , I'm bottle feeding..there is nothing ,that starts a morning off, like a thousand baby deer kisses on the face.. thats a fact



Oh my goodness!  That has got to be an amazing experience!  A mama dear had triplets in my backyard last year - although they didn't need bottle feeding, my Dad and I loved watching them learn to walk and pounce around the yard!    You are absolutely right, friendships can be a huge blessing.   I am working on my "bubble" - lots of recipes I've been working on over the years, but more for Colorado bugs, which are usually smaller and fewer.  



beauty berry ..its the key to the mint..just rub the leaves on you. doesn't feel bad , just kind of waxy. It's changed everything for me , this year..crazy thing is , its everywhere..not really crazy, more His provision. and you cant get simpler, its there in the times you need it, so I don't have to devote time to preparing extracts



Wow, I have never heard of Beauty Berry before - looked up it's medicinal qualities and it sounds like such a a great plant - thanks for sharing about it!  Are you using it as a bug deterrent as well?  Don't you love how God provides in abundance exactly what He knows is needed? I saw a field full of Blessed Thistle and thought "wow, I wonder if they harvest and use these amazing plants!" only to find the next week the appearance of the field being doused with herbicides and wilted thistles everywhere. I almost cried thinking of all that lost value and benefit.  My personal favorite is plantain - that was an amazing story if you'd ever like to hear sometime.
 
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Wow, I have never heard of Beauty Berry before - looked up it's medicinal qualities and it sounds like such a a great plant - thanks for sharing about it!  Are you using it as a bug deterrent as well?  Don't you love how God provides in abundance exactly what He knows is needed? I saw a field full of Blessed Thistle and thought "wow, I wonder if they harvest and use these amazing plants!" only to find the next week the appearance of the field being doused with herbicides and wilted thistles everywhere. I almost cried thinking of all that lost value and benefit.  My personal favorite is plantain - that was an amazing story if you'd ever like to hear sometime.



i had looked it up before , but never saw anything to indicate its use, as an insect repellent, until this year. I have had thistle heads before, but  its been awhile . I have plantain everywhere. never have done much with it besides insect stings. Im all ears....
 
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i had looked it up before , but never saw anything to indicate its use, as an insect repellent, until this year. I have had thistle heads before, but  its been awhile . I have plantain everywhere. never have done much with it besides insect stings. Im all ears....


I did more research and found the insect repellant properties - so fascinating! I wish we had some in growing in this area. Ok, storytime!  Grab a cup and get comfy. ☺  Historically, I rarely suffer any type of infections and have a fairly robust immune system. However, about 5 years ago, I had tried to open a stuck jar lid (unsuccessfully) using all my strength, and that effort tore a crack between my nail bed and finger. I didn't think anything of it, figured it would heal up quickly like normal. But some sort of infection hit hard.  Still didn't phase me; I simply applied my various infection-fighting and anti-bacterial "potions".  Strangely though, after a week nothing was helping. I increased nutrients, vitamin C intake, applied stronger agents, etc. By then my finger was swollen so much I couldn't bend it. I had it bandaged, iced, and kept it above my heart just to keep the swelling from becoming unbearable.  Then, after a regimen of using every agent I knew about, I was sitting at work over a week later, (trying to type one-handed at work is time-consuming!), and I took a break to change the bandage, clean, and reapply multiple things when I saw the tell-tale dark red vein going all the way past my wrist and I knew it was getting bad.  The Lord reminded me of a story Dr. Christopher told of one of his patients with blood poisoning from an injury and how he told the guy to go to his front yard, pick a few leaves of plantain (known to most as a horrible broad-leaf weed, "Plantago major"), chew up the leaves and apply the bruised leaves to the wound.  The guy saw miraculous results very shortly!  So, I walked across the road to a park with green lawns as I was sure there were some "weeds" around I could use for emergency.  Harvested a handful, chewed them up, put them on my fingertip and wrapped them up - and prayed!  (After all, there was NO way I would ever step foot in a dr's office or such, so I had to find a solution quickly.)  By that evening the  dark red vein was gone, by morning the swelling was less than half, and by 3 days it was healed, and completely normal looking.  I was amazed and have been a huge fan of it's poison-extracting properties ever since!!  I planted a little patch at my home (away from people's weed-killing sprays) and always keep my eye out for it - even found it in South America!  I love that it grows all over the world.  Many call it "Nature's Bandaid", but it was more than a band-aid for me!   Every time I tell people that Plantain is incredible and they need to use it, they look confused or tell me they love fried plantain bananas. haha
Well there you have it. The End!  

 
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Bird Time!
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Wow on the Plantain...  I have all that thistle and am getting ready to dig it up (some) to make tinctures with it,have Plantain and never knew those properties. My neighbor looks at all the weeds and shakes his head.

Anyway,I'm outside of Steamboat Springs if you ever want to visit might be too great an age difference as I'm 54.  I have a small plot,milk cows and make cheese (raw milk). Trying to find others to share with, one that is dear to me. Shares some common interests and is spiritual and is not bothered with diving deep in the metaphysical ocean without a mask.

Peace.
 
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