Comments on: Some Place Where I Can Lay My Head: Seeking Farmmate(s) http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Sun, 28 Jun 2009 18:48:51 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: bluebarnfarmer http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21874 bluebarnfarmer Sat, 27 Jun 2009 05:16:40 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21874 I'm very interested. Let me give it a day's thought at the farm I'm at in Montana...if I don't write back, you'll know the bears got me. Peas, Max I’m very interested. Let me give it a day’s thought at the farm I’m at in Montana…if I don’t write back, you’ll know the bears got me.

Peas, Max

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By: Bess http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21853 Bess Fri, 26 Jun 2009 19:32:49 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21853 You know we'd be there in a hearbeat if we could convince certain others.... sigh. Would have moved out there years ago, in fact, if I could have been that convincing. 10 more years.... You know we’d be there in a hearbeat if we could convince certain others…. sigh. Would have moved out there years ago, in fact, if I could have been that convincing. 10 more years….

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By: curiousalexa http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21843 curiousalexa Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:41:32 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21843 Ya know, I was really *really* tempted when you mentioned this earlier in the year. Except for the pitter-pounding of 8 little feet... [g] I lucked out - I just moved to Maine to join a friend who's house I helped build. One child, two large dogs, an ever-increasing number of meat rabbits, and plans to get brush-clearing goats. Plus a community of like-minded friends who share fresh eggs, butchering, and trade off kids! It's hard leaving behind everyone I know in the Midwest, but the opportunity to live life the way I feel it ought to be (mine anyway, if not everyone's) seemed foolish to pass up. And if New York doesn't have enough snow for anyone, there's a 40 acre parcel available next door! (Edge of White Mountains, where snowfalls are sometimes measured by the foot. eep.) Ya know, I was really *really* tempted when you mentioned this earlier in the year. Except for the pitter-pounding of 8 little feet… [g]

I lucked out - I just moved to Maine to join a friend who’s house I helped build. One child, two large dogs, an ever-increasing number of meat rabbits, and plans to get brush-clearing goats. Plus a community of like-minded friends who share fresh eggs, butchering, and trade off kids!

It’s hard leaving behind everyone I know in the Midwest, but the opportunity to live life the way I feel it ought to be (mine anyway, if not everyone’s) seemed foolish to pass up.

And if New York doesn’t have enough snow for anyone, there’s a 40 acre parcel available next door! (Edge of White Mountains, where snowfalls are sometimes measured by the foot. eep.)

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21787 Sharon Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:05:40 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21787 Ah, Ailsa ,that's good to know. I think orthodox Jews would be miserable out here, unfortunately, since there's no community but us ;-). Sharon Ah, Ailsa ,that’s good to know. I think orthodox Jews would be miserable out here, unfortunately, since there’s no community but us ;-).

Sharon

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By: Anonymous http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21775 Anonymous Wed, 24 Jun 2009 23:17:22 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21775 Sharon, I wonder if you are having trouble finding takes here not because we know you too well (hem, hem) but because many of us came here PO, GCC, etc. aware, looking for information on how to get themselves, their lives and their places for Camp TWOTWASKI. I wouldn't suggest tooking for housemate among the newly shocked by the news, however, for them might cling to you like a lifebelt, and be unable to make a clear judgement. It's a shame there isn't a job center for newly ousted farmers. MEA (yeah, who also started the courtship dance with Sharon, and even had a hand at being a renta yenta) Sharon, I wonder if you are having trouble finding takes here not because we know you too well (hem, hem) but because many of us came here PO, GCC, etc. aware, looking for information on how to get themselves, their lives and their places for Camp TWOTWASKI.

I wouldn’t suggest tooking for housemate among the newly shocked by the news, however, for them might cling to you like a lifebelt, and be unable to make a clear judgement.

It’s a shame there isn’t a job center for newly ousted farmers.

MEA

(yeah, who also started the courtship dance with Sharon, and even had a hand at being a renta yenta)

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By: Ailsa Ek http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21772 Ailsa Ek Wed, 24 Jun 2009 22:07:23 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21772 We drive to shul now. I aspire to Orthodoxy, but we're Conservative. We drive to shul now. I aspire to Orthodoxy, but we’re Conservative.

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By: Tara http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21749 Tara Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:39:29 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21749 Cars are supposed to be clean?? I'd lobby my husband really hard for this, but my concern is finding paying work. We both have day jobs (although I work from home) and would need some income coming in from somewhere. We both work for small companies and our jobs aren't portable (at least not that far). We're in Texas, and it has been in the triple digits all week, so an upstate NY winter sounds delightful right now! Other than that, we pretty much meet all criteria, except we're not Jewish (we're not religious in any manner, actually). We don't have kids, do have dogs and could bring our own dairy goats and poultry. We're about the same age as you two (37 and 40) and sounds like we manage a similar level of housekeeping. ;-) Cars are supposed to be clean??

I’d lobby my husband really hard for this, but my concern is finding paying work. We both have day jobs (although I work from home) and would need some income coming in from somewhere. We both work for small companies and our jobs aren’t portable (at least not that far). We’re in Texas, and it has been in the triple digits all week, so an upstate NY winter sounds delightful right now! Other than that, we pretty much meet all criteria, except we’re not Jewish (we’re not religious in any manner, actually). We don’t have kids, do have dogs and could bring our own dairy goats and poultry. We’re about the same age as you two (37 and 40) and sounds like we manage a similar level of housekeeping. ;-)

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21747 Sharon Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:16:44 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21747 Hi Jen - I'm sorry if I didn't respond - I don't think I got your email. I did get several inquiries, but I thought I'd responded to all of them. Sounds like we would have been good - I'm sorry if I screwed up. Sharon Hi Jen - I’m sorry if I didn’t respond - I don’t think I got your email. I did get several inquiries, but I thought I’d responded to all of them. Sounds like we would have been good - I’m sorry if I screwed up.

Sharon

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By: Jen http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21746 Jen Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:44:20 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21746 Well we just found our new house on 1 acre w/no restrictions and 8 minutes from our downtown mid-size metro. We have looked for over 6 months, but needed fast internet for dh's job. I emailed you months ago, but never heard back so either we were "rejected":) or lost in cyberspace. We are former mid westerners who can handle a bit o'winter, but my dh is now happy in the south. We would have been good candidates... I think;) 36 SAHM (English lit/writing major) & 40 (ABD) online (English) instructor -we homeschool -3 kids: 5 3/4 & under AKA loud little beasties -gardeners -home brewers -future bee-keepers -not so handy though... -very into community cooking! -love dirt, but pretty tidy indoors:) -used to canvas for a living, (remember the original proposed single-payer system?) so a big check for political. -I reduced out water/heat/consumption/gas, etc. to 30% this year, so yes to conservation. -I've dreamed about co-housing for years! Um let's see, read your blog everyday and bought D & A last year as well so I seem to like what you have to say, mostly, and that always bodes well:) Good luck finding mates... I wish we could have dated! Well we just found our new house on 1 acre w/no restrictions and 8 minutes from our downtown mid-size metro. We have looked for over 6 months, but needed fast internet for dh’s job. I emailed you months ago, but never heard back so either we were “rejected”:) or lost in cyberspace.
We are former mid westerners who can handle a bit o’winter,
but my dh is now happy in the south. We would have been good candidates… I think;)
36 SAHM (English lit/writing major) & 40 (ABD) online (English) instructor
-we homeschool
-3 kids: 5 3/4 & under AKA loud little beasties
-gardeners
-home brewers
-future bee-keepers
-not so handy though…
-very into community cooking!
-love dirt, but pretty tidy indoors:)
-used to canvas for a living, (remember the original proposed single-payer system?) so a big check for political.
-I reduced out water/heat/consumption/gas, etc. to 30% this year, so yes to conservation.
-I’ve dreamed about co-housing for years!
Um let’s see, read your blog everyday and bought D & A last year as well so I seem to like what you have to say, mostly, and that always bodes well:) Good luck finding mates… I wish we could have dated!

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By: Heather G http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21745 Heather G Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:06:30 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/06/23/some-place-where-i-can-lay-my-head-seeking-farmmates/#comment-21745 Sharon, best wishes on the search! Greenpa, thanks for the story! OMG, we're lucky if we remember to clean the car once a year (and not in a car wash either). Sharon, best wishes on the search! Greenpa, thanks for the story! OMG, we’re lucky if we remember to clean the car once a year (and not in a car wash either).

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