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Last Post 04 Apr 2018 10:03 PM by 3 Level Farm. 2 Replies.
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Robert Riversong

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29 Mar 2018 10:09 PM  
I'm seeking my "tribe" among those who are living responsibly on the planet, close to the land, and creating communities of mutual aid. I spent much of the summer of 2015 participating in the (southern Maine) Homestead Arts Collective (including milling thousands of board-feet of pine), the Maine Primitive Skills Gatherings of 2015 and 2016 (where I taught knotcraft and the Medicine Wheel) and taught a workshop in Rigging for Directional Felling at the 2016 Common Ground Fair and Rigging for the Woods at the 2017 Fair, as well helping with the Farm & Homestead Day and the Maine Axe & Saw Meetup.

I spent a year as a WWOOF volunteer at half a dozen Maine farms, helping with animal chores, horse logging, woodswork, construction and infrastructure repairs. I wintered at a friend's goat farm in Unity, improving her off-grid house water systems (including a wood-heater thermosiphon system I designed and installed). This past year, I've been helping renovate the old Cannery and Chicken Hatchery complex in Unity and assisting the startup of a US branch of a New Brunswick organic soil products company.

I am seeking a long-term home where I could share my many skills and gifts as I enter my elderhood (I am 66), where I can contribute to the work and the conversation, and build myself a cabin and workshop in return for helping with the stead, and leaving behind whatever I create.

My expertise and skills include every facet of residential design and construction (40 years); electrical, plumbing and heating systems; masonry; machining and welding; auto mechanics; woodswork, timber harvesting and milling; and rigging – as well as writing, editing and teaching. I have trailer-loads of tools, equipment and supplies which will need to come with me.

I need access to the internet in order to stay connected to the larger world and to generate occasional design and consulting income, and require a tobacco-smoke-free environment.

If you have a farmstead or homestead which could use another member with a great deal of skill and experience to share, please let me know.
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04 Apr 2018 09:59 PM  
Robert,m in South China. 90 acres in woods the rest in pasture and tillable land. The vision is a multi-household, multi-farm based enterprise adventure. Currently there are three households involved to varying degrees. We grow veggies, keep goats make cheese and other value-added products. We have fruit trees, grapes, raspberries, kiwi and other perennial crops. We started growing mushrooms two seasons back. A brook runs most of the year. Grid tied solar. Good and adequate water from a drilled well. Thomas band saw mill and adequate farm, construction and wood working equipment. Bought the farm in 2011 and still repairing infrastructure. My wife and I work off the farm about half the time. Others involved more and less depending upon who we are talking about. We have a potluck most Sunday nights to which all are welcome. Feel free to come for a visit. You can learn a little bit more about us from the internet.

Christopher
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04 Apr 2018 10:03 PM  
call me at 380-8140. I have submitted a lengthy reply twice only to have it eaten up.

Christopher
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